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Reviewing big-idea books for the charity sector

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.

My name is Gail Picco and I’m the blog’s editor. I’ve been working in the charity sector for 30 years. I’m also an author and blogger.

A new book blog will appear (magically!) on the first and third Thursday of each month and feature four or five titles, although we do have a couple of blockbuster blogs planned that will feature up to seven titles. Titles will be gathered around a particular theme. Upcoming themes include:

  • Are we there yet? Improvement and innovation in the charity sector
  • Just Between Us: Books about how we engage with ourselves and each other
  • Stories we want to hear from people we want to know
  • A September How-to blockbuster

In the nav bar, you can click on what we’re reading now and what we’re planning to read next.

If you are interested in being on our panel of reviewers, are a publisher interested in having one of your books reviewed or are an author with a book of your own, please contact Gail Picco at gailpicco@gmail.com.

Happy reading!

Gail Picco, CSP Book Blog Editor

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Gail Picco is an award-winning charity strategist widely recognized as one of Canada’s foremost experts on how to carve a path through the increasingly complex dynamics of the charitable sector. Civil Sector Press published her latest book, Cap in Hand: How Charities are Failing the People of Canada and the World in 2017. Her novel, What The Enemy Thinks was published in 2015 and she is a regular commentator on the charity sector. http://www.gailpicco.com