Tag: Civil Sector Press

How far up the river do you really want to go?

By Gail Picco (January 28, 2020) Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems Before They Happen by Dan Heath, Avid Reader Press, March 3, 2020, 320 pp., $36.97 In my line of work, as a fundraiser and charity strategist, I spend a fair amount of time planning how to respond when things go wrong or when objections are raised. Because as campaign-tested professionals know,…

Taking the mystery out of ‘the ask’

By Joanne Linka (November 7, 2019) Empowerment Dialogue: A New Approach to Fundraising, Ken Ramsay, Civil Sector Press, 2016, 106 pp., $31.95 Have you ever slogged through a book — especially one for work — and reached page 239 and thought: “this book could have been written in 50 pages and spared me the time and boredom of the extra 189 pages?!?”…

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…

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…

How we know what we know

Happy September!  Class is now in session. This week, we’ve picked three books that were written to give us the analysis we need to make sense out of the crazy talk that seems to have enveloped our world. In her look at Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know, Maryann Kerr takes us…