When I was just out of graduate school, I decided in one of my fantasies that I would someday open a restaurant called "Food for Thought". Good food, good wine, and everywhere (on the walls, on the tables, on the menu, there would be little quotes, questions, conundrums for diners to consider or discuss. These would be timeless quotes, and issues of the day. People would come for the food and the conversation. There would even be tables or rooms set up for issue discussions.
Nice idea, never happened.
Last Saturday night, I had the next best thing..a dine-around discussion about reading and book clubs with 10 colleagues from the Alliance for Nonprofit Manaagement conference in Chicago. We talked about reading, about book discussions, about what we liked best in nonprofit books, in fiction, and in periodicals.
Lots of fun, lots to read, but a great discussion, nonetheless.
If you want to start thinking about nonprofit reading, go to the Alliance's website and look at the list of winners of the Terry McAdam Award for best new nonprofit books. It's a great place to start.