Jim Hilborn wins prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award

publication date: Oct 21, 2017

The AFP Philanthropy Awards Committee, AFP Greater Toronto Chapter is very pleased to announce your 2017 slate of award recipients. “When we first conceived this event more than 20 years ago, our intent was to celebrate the best of philanthropic engagement in our communities. Today more than ever, our Committee is humbled by the commitment, passion and selflessness of the many distinguished nominees”, said Ken Mayhew, Awards Selection Committee Chair. “Each of our 2017 honourees have made distinct and important contributions and all reflect the best in giving and volunteer leadership.”

"It would be impossible to find a fundraiser today who has not been touched by the work of Jim Hilborn. Jim’s forty-five years in business and nonprofit services are packed with innovation, leadership and achievement.

Dissatisfied by the Canadian fundraising expertise being ignored, Jim has worked to ensure that Canadian professional best practices are documented and promoted. He launched Canadian FundRaiser newsletter in 1991, co-founded Charity Village two years later, and began publishing sector specific newsletters that gave Canadian fundraising managers a place to listen and learn.

In 2001, Jim launched Canadian FundRaiser eNEWS, an electronic copy of Canadian FundRaiser, and four years later, a newsletter for gift planners, Gift Planning in Canada. In 2003, through his Key-To-The-Sector division, he began offering over 40 half- and full-day training programs led by top nonprofit sector specialists. By 2007, over 4,000 Canadian non-profit managers had attended a Key-To-The-Sector program.

That year, Jim launched Civil Sector Press, Canada’s first book publisher focused on the nonprofit sector. His company has published close-to 40 books that have been read and implemented by thousands of fundraising professionals.

In 2011, Jim introduced Hilborn Charity eNews, now read weekly by 13,000 fundraisers and NFP specialists, featuring the latest news in fundraising in Canada and around the world. Jim Hilborn has given voice to people in our country whose knowledge, expertise, and experience deserved a forum. An early catalyst for best practice in the profession, he has stayed dedicated to the advancement of fundraising in Canada for decades."

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