Jim Hilborn, publisher of Civil Sector Press, is pleased to announce the release of Cap in Hand: How Charities are Failing the People of Canada and the World by Gail Picco. The book is available on amazon.ca, Kindle, the Civil Sector Press Bookroom and will be appearing in retail stores throughout coming weeks.
“I have been involved in the charity world for almost 40 years,” says Hilborn. “And I can tell you this is one of the most important books ever published about charity in Canada and globally.”
Drawing on more than 25 years of experience working at the highest level of the sector, Picco has produced an insightful book that is essential reading for anyone who gives to charities, is trying to make charity more impactful or is concerned about the affect charity is having on the people who need its help the most.
“It is a compelling and meticulously researched work that will, I know, generate a much-needed debate about modern-day charity,” says Hilborn.
“Civil Sector Press is proud to be publishing this book.”
For Cap in Hand, Picco interviewed cancer researchers, hospital foundation chieftains, humanitarian aid veterans and sector observers, and used data from tax filings, charity audits, international reports and policy analysis to give us a full view of charity in Canada.
“I’ve spent a long time working with charities,” say Picco. “But when I looked around at the sector as a whole, it seemed that we really hadn’t made much progress on some very important issues. I wanted to figure out why. The result was Cap in Hand.”
The book has been receiving significant advance praise.
John English, Senior Distinguished Fellow, Monk School of Global Affairs calls it “… an eloquent plea to establish a Canadian charitable sector that is ‘modern, problem-solving and dynamic’ rather than the moribund, status quo-oriented, and tax-break-driven model that disappoints and disillusions all of us.”
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