Publisher uses up all author’s words re new book, Cap in Hand

 This morning finds Your Working Girl lost for words as the pre-order publicity unrolls for her new book Cap in Hand: How Charities are Failing the People of Canada and the World.  Her publisher appears to have used them all up.  So, for today only, I’m turning the floor over to him.  Please give it up for Jim Hilborn, Publisher, Civil Sector Press.

 

Memo

To: Your Working Girl’s Readers

From: Your Working Girl’s Publisher

Re:  Cap in Hand, One of the Most Important Books We’ve Ever Published

I have been involved in the charity world for almost 40 years. And I’m writing to tell you today that Gail Picco’s new book, Cap in Hand: How Charities Are Failing the People of Canada and the World is one of the most important books ever published about charity in Canada and and the world.

It is a compelling and meticulously researched work that will, I know, generate a much-needed debate about modern-day charity. Civil Sector Press is proud to be its publisher.

Cap in Hand will be released on January 20, 2017. But today, we are offering a pre-order price of 20% off the cover price of CAD $29.99.

Pay the discounted price of $23.99 today to receive your copy of Cap in Hand hot off the press and delivered right to your door. Click here

For Cap in Hand, Gail has interviewed cancer researchers, hospital foundation chieftains, humanitarian aid veterans and sector observers, and used data from tax filings, charity audits, internatonal reports and policy analysis to give us a full view of charity in Canada.

The results are startling.

Her research paints a picture of a Canadian sector that generates more money than the entire GDP of Pakistan. Yet, as the book shows, the charitable sector in Canada is rife with inequity, under no obligation to deal with the urgent problems our country faces and operates with very little scrutiny.

I want everyone I know to read this book.

And that’s why I’m offering 20% off the list price of $29.99.

Drawing on more than 25 years of experience working with a broad range of charites, Gail has produced an insighful book that is essential reading for anyone who gives to charites, is trying to make charity more impactful or concerned about the effect charity is having on the people who need its help the most.

Click here to pre-order your book for $23.99. This book will blow you away. I guarantee it. But you don’t have to take my word for it. Scroll down to take a look at what other people are saying about Cap in Hand.

Happy holidays,

Jim Hilborn

P.S. Pre-order your copy of Cap in Hand for $23.99, 20% off the list price of $29.99 to receive your copy hot off the press and delivered right to your door.

 

Early Praise for Cap in Hand

“… 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.”

JOHN ENGLISH, DISTINGUISHED SENIOR FELLOW, MUNK SCHOOL OF GLOBAL AFFAIRS

“In this courageous and timely book, Gail dares to challenge the charitable sector to dig deep and evaluate its objectives and measures of success.”

DENNY YOUNG, PROGRAM COORDINATOR AND PROFESSOR, FUNDRAISING MANAGEMENT PROGRAM, HUMBER COLLEGE

“Gail Picco’s Cap in Hand is a trenchant, acutely observed survey of a surprisingly under-explored global industry: Big Charity.

JOAN SULLIVAN, NEWFOUNDLAND QUARTERLY

“Cap in Hand shows us what we can do to positively impact the lives of millions of people around the world. This is an important work. All I can say is,”Brava!”

MITCHELL COHEN, PRESIDENT & CEO, THE DANIELS CORPORATION

“In her lively, witty style, Picco shows us how we do-gooders can demand better.”

TOM HAWTHORN, JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR

“A necessary book, a needed investigation.”

BILL TIELEMAN, WEST STAR COMMUNICATIONS

“I strongly recommend this book.”

CHRIS SNYDER, BESTSELLING AUTHOR, IT’S YOUR MONEY

“Smart and successful clients have listened to Gail’s advice for years. So should we all.”

BOB PENNER, PRESIDENT & CEO, STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS INC.

“This book is brave, searching and necessary. It comes at the right time, from the right place, for all the right reasons.”

NICOLE SALMON , BOUNDLESS PHILANTHROPY

Pre-order your copy now

Hilborn Civil Sector Press | bookroom@hilborn-civilsectorpress.com

About Gail Picco

Author Photo 01 Sandy Tam PhotographyGail Picco is a strategist and nonprofit executive who has worked in the charity sector for 25 years, most of which as President of Gail Picco Associates. Prior to establishing Gail Picco Associates, she spent eight years working in a shelter for assaulted women and children. She is the author of What the Enemy Thinks, a recent novel set in the nonprofit sector, of Your Working Girl, a blog of memoir and commentary on politics, charity and popular culture, and writes a regular column for Hilborn Charity News. She is a Principal with The Osborne Group in Toronto and Chair of the Regent Park Film Festival.

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