About Us


Hilborn’s Civil Sector Press is Canada’s nonprofit publisher, providing books on fundraising and nonprofit management by some of Canada’s best and brightest sector leaders.

Civil Sector Press launched a new imprint, Gail K Picco, in February 2020 to help shed light and inform discussion on the modern-day charity sector. See the announcement here.

The CSP catalogue represents authors debating some of the biggest issues confronting the nonprofit sector today as well as highly regarded “how-to” reference books used by professionals in the sector and by Canadian educational institutions as course texts.

The Press was founded in 2007 by Jim Hilborn who also launched Canadian FundRaiser newsletter in 1991, co-founded Charity Village in 1993, created a digital version of Canadian FundRaiser (now known as Hilborn Charity eNews) and published Gift Planning in Canada in 2004.

Hilborn also launched Key-To-The-Sector training programs for non-profit managers in 2004, attended by more than 4,000 professionals.

Our founder, Jim Hilborn, was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Toronto Chapter.