Wednesday, December 2, 2020

"Ten Ways To Kill Your Favorit Nonprofit: stomp it into the ground and dance on its grave" Press Release

For those who are (or were) (or hope to be) part of a nonprofit, support a nonprofit or simply believe in nonprofits. 

Ever wonder where grant deadline information is?

Want to know how to survive putting the toilet paper on backwards?

Frustrated because the overhead lights are still flickering 8 months after you reported it?

Ten Ways To Kill Your Favorite Nonprofit: stomp it into the ground and dance on its grave may have the answers for you!

Distilled from 60+ years of combined experience in nonprofits, this small irreverent book is packed with analysis, stories, laughter and maybe, just maybe, ideas on how to grow thriving nonprofits.

Authors Cherie Kausler and Danae Yurgel created this handbook  to help nonprofits flourish despite the almost insurmountable odds stacked against them.  They write, “We felt that it would have to be nonprofits that now keep our communities livable and our planet inhabitable”.

This slim and ever-so-useful handbook is now available locally at Jax Dog in La Grande Oregon. The book can also be ordered online at or at the World's Largest Independent Book Store, Lulu Books at The printed actual (hold-in-your-hand and have-fun-with-highlighters) book is $12 plus shipping.  An E-book version is also available for $2.50 at Lulu Books.

Want a signed copy to impress your co-workers?  Just request it via email- no extra charge for 2020 purchases! Nonprofits can get up to 2 E-books free during 2020 … just write to the authors at   Audiobook version will also be available in 2021.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Final Copy Approved

 The final copy of "Ten Ways to Kill Your Favorite Nonprofit" has been approved!  The book will be made available soon.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ten Ways to Kill Your Favorite Nonprofit-Update

Ten Ways to Kill Your Favorite Nonprofit has just taken a step forward toward publication.  We are ready for final review.  As a result the old notes are in the shredding process.  Thank you all who have supported the process of writing "Ten Ways To Kill Your Favorite Nonprofit". 

Please stay posted on Avella Publishing for publication and distribution information.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Resources for Writers

This post is an effort to gather and consolidate information for authors releasing books during a world wide pandemic.

A Mighty Blaze:  : WRITERS: WE WANT YOU! How are you coping? How are you connecting to others? How are you balancing giving back and self-care?  WHAT TO DO: please send a 1-PARAGRAPH essay idea to

The Books Shepherd:

Monday, April 6, 2020

Preparing To Release "Ten Ways To Kill Your Favorite Nonprofit"

Avella Publishing is preparing to release their first book, "Ten Ways To Kill Your Favorite Nonprofit".  Many of our plans for publicizing and marketing are now not possible given the current pandemic realities. We are still moving forward though as we think the messages in our book are particularly timely.

The months ahead will be challenging for nonprofits.  We hope this book will work as a useful resource for nonprofit organizations in these confusing times, as they rebound from funding changes, reduced access to clients, reduction in resources and in social services an increase in clients.