Tag: Big Idea Books for the Charity Sector

Feminists fighting stereotypes that women are somehow hardwired to backstab

By Maryann Kerr (November 12, 2019) Sabotage to Support: A new Vision for Feminist Solidarity in the Workplace by Joy L Wiggins & Kami J. Anderson, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, May 14, 2019, 208 pp., $22.12 Have you ever heard people talking about you when you were out of earshot or somewhere unseen? Maybe in a washroom stall?  And you realize the people who’ve just come into the…

Building social connectedness in a social media world

By Sharon Broughton (October 31, 2019) Hivemind: The New Science of Tribalism in our Divided World, by Sarah Rose Cavanagh, PhD., Grand Central Publishing, September 3, 2019, 304 pp., $27.71 Have you witnessed the “invisible leash,” the channel of communication between a dog and his owner, manifested by mutual understanding and a deep and binding connection?  In disaster, have you seen the best…

Mountains and the Meaning of Reading

by Juniper Locilento (October 29, 2019) The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life by David Brooks, Random House (April 16, 2019), 384 pp., $26.06 The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall, Simon & Schuster (August 13, 2019), 352 pp., $21.83 Reading is one of my greatest pleasures. I’ve chosen the world of books over the actual world for as long as I can remember and nothing…

Need to manage your manager?

Have you experienced poor management at some point in your career? By Mo Waja (October 25, 2019) Bedtime Stories for Managers by Henry Mintzberg, Berrett-Koehler Publishers, February 5, 2019, 200 pp. $21.78 Bedtime Stories for Managers is enjoyable collection of insights and anecdotes from Henry Mintzberg, a clear thought leader from the get-go. With a refreshingly conversational tone, Mintzberg tackles the idea of management with a metaphorical…

Climate Change Edition: The high cost of “disaster capitalism”

by Katherine Verhagen Rodis (October 10, 2019) The Geography of Risk: Epic Storms, Rising Seas, and the Cost of America’s Coasts by Gilbert M. Gaul, Sarah Crichton Books, September 3, 2019, 304 pp, $38.00  Tropical storms are increasing in their intensity, causing more devastation in their path. Gilbert M. Gaul, in his recent book, The Geography of Risk (2019), stresses that “Many of the hurricanes…

Climate Change Edition: The Reality of Climate Anxiety

By Juniper Locilento (October 7, 2019) The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells, Tim Duggan Books (Feb. 19 2019), February 19, 2019, 320 pp, $30.90 Climate anxiety is real.  As I’ve been reading David Wallace-Wells’ The Uninhabitable Earth these past few weeks, I found myself falling into a funk, questioning all of my individual choices and wondering about their implications. I had been looking forward to this book because I wanted context for…

Indigenous Non-Fiction: We Have a History

Reviewed this week: This Place: 150 Years Re-told with a forward by Alicia Elliott and work from 20 writers, illustrators and colourists is a breathtaking graphic anthology featuring 10 Indigenous stories re-told. Edgar Villanueva’s Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance is one of the most important books written on philanthropy in the past year. Indigenous Relations: Insights Tips and Suggestions to Make…

Podcasting? Grant writing? Here are guides to both.

A proper guide to starting a podcast—friendly, but stern   By Cindy Wagman (September 26, 2019) So You Want to Start a Podcast: Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Story, and Building a Community That Will Listen by Kristen Meinzer, William Morrow, August 6, 2019, 224 pp, $22.69 Podcasting seems to be on the tip of everyone’s lips these days. With good reason—podcasting is a great way to…

Are you managing? Two of the season’s best titles will get you to a resounding yes.

A non-profit management boot camp in a book By Sharon Broughton (September 20, 2019) Nonprofit Management 101:  A complete and practical guide for leaders and professionals – 2ndedition, Edited by Darian Rodriguez Heyman and Laila Brenner, Wiley, August 30, 2019, 576 pp, $41.58 Described as “essential resources, tools and hard-earned wisdom from 55 leading experts,” this 576 page tome is non-profit management boot camp in…

Jesse’s Thistle’s “From the Ashes” climbs up the bestseller list

We are so thrilled that Jesse Thistle’s memoir From the Ashes is catching Canada by storm. In case you missed it, here is Sharon Broughton’s compelling review, originally published on August 15, 2019. (Gail Picco-Editor) A story about the essential connection of culture and heritage to wellbeing and self-esteem Reviewed by Sharon Broughton (First published August 15, 2019) From the Ashes: My…