Say hello to your CSP Book Blog Review Panel

Civil Sector Press has been publishing books for the nonprofit sector for more than 20 years. The simple truth is that we love books. Period. And we see so many books besides our own that we think people working in charities would enjoy learning about we decided to create a space for you to come to to see what books are new and relevant to our industry. We’ve identified more than 50 newly-released books to review prior to 2019.

The books are grouped in by theme. Here is what to expect over the summer:

  • Are we there yet? Improvement and innovation in the Charity Sector – July 4th
  • Just Between Us: Books about how we engage with ourselves – July 18th
  • Stories we want to hear from people we want to know: Part One – August 15th
  • Stories we want to hear from people we want to know: Part Two – August 29th

And our newly assembled Review Panel is a supremely talented group well suited to take on the task. Here they are in alphabetical order. (To check out their full bios click here.)

Roger D. Ali, MBA, CFRE is currently the President & CEO, for Niagara Health Foundation and the Immediate Past Chair of Association of Fundraising Professionals, Foundation – Canada. 

Christopher Barry, M.A., P. Log. who worked as interim CEO or COO for some of Canada’s most well-known charity brands and is a former combat paratrooper and logistics officer in the Canadian Army. 

Sharon Broughton, M.Ed., is a non-profit leader with experience in senior roles in the charitable sector, nationally and provincially. She is currently the CEO of Prince’s Trust Canada @sharonmbrough

Maryann Kerr has served multi-faceted local, provincial and national organizations in executive leadership as well as senior philanthropic positions and is currently the Chief Happiness Officer/CEO and principal consultant with the Medalist Group, a philanthropic firm she founded in 2016.  @M2Kerr

Sam Laprade, CFRE, has worked in fundraising, media and municipal politics in the Ottawa area, raising money for the Ottawa Hospital Foundation, the Ottawa Humane Society and the Ottawa Mission Foundation and is the creator and radio host of “An Hour to Give,” 1310 News, Ottawa. @SamLapradeCFRE

Juniper Locilento, MPNL, CFRE is Senior Director, Development at the YMCA of Greater Toronto and serves as VP of Public Affairs, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter. She is the author of Asking Matters and appeared before the Senate Special Committee on the Charitable Sector @JBerri

Joanne Linka works as the Manager of Communication and Fund Development at The Cridge Centre for the Family in Victoria BC – the oldest running charity in Western Canada. Prior to that, she worked in international development in Uganda for 11 years. @TheCridgeCentre

Katherine Verhagen Rodis is the Foundations, Major Gifts and Planned Giving Officer at YWCA Toronto, serving underserved women and girls in the GTA, previously at Amnesty International Canada working in major giving, monthly giving, and international social justice. Former teacher and academic, #LGBTQ+, & #neurodiverse, (she/her). @KVerhagenRodis

Nicole Salmon is the former Director of Fund Development at Oxfam Canada and currently Manager of Organizational Development at Peel Leadership CentreShe is a Board member, Development Committee Chair and Strategic Planning Co-Chair for Realize, an organization working to improve the lives of people living with HIV. and a mentor with AFP Inclusion & Diversity Fellowship program. @NicoleSalmon5 

Cindy Wagman, B.A., MBA, CFRE, spent 15 years as an in-house fundraiser at organizations large and small before founding The Good Partnership – a boutique fundraising firm focused on small nonprofits – and is currently the host of the #1 podcast for non-profits in Canada: the small nonprofit podcast@cindywagman

Mo Waja is a nonprofit storytelling expert, a professional speaker, marketer, author, podcaster, and an Account Manager at Blakely.  Co-Host and Producer of Fifteen-Minute-Fundraising, an upcoming monthly series unpacking current ideas, concepts, and questions in fundraising. @iammowaja

Lucy White, B.A. has more than 20 years of experience in the non-profit sector including the Canadian Authors Association and Access Copyright. She currently works at The Osborne Group in Toronto.

We couldn’t be more thrilled with our Review Panel. The charity sector is massive. We know that. What we’re trying to do here is review big-idea books for discussion by people working and volunteering in the sector.

Please join me in welcoming them! So glad to have you on board!

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