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What non-profits can learn from Bruce Springsteen

I know what you’re thinking… What can non-profit professionals learn from a 67-year old Jersey born rocker? Bear with me and you’ll see where I’m going with this. A few interesting facts about Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen: Born September 23, 1949 in Long Branch...

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We’re hiring: Project Manager position

Phil's team is growing! We're looking for a project manager to be responsible for day-to-day account management and support the management team. Phil's project manager will know the difference between important and urgent. They care about communications and how our...

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Building a movement from within

National Philanthropy Day (NPD) celebrates the charitable work that everyone does to make a difference and create impact in their communities. Within the sector we’re well aware, as the Association for Fundraising Professionals (AFP) puts it, that NPD is “a grassroots...

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SAVE THE DATE! GivingTuesday is November 29th 2016

Every year we write a post about GivingTuesday. We will continue to write about this wonderful initiative until every man, woman, child and business is participating to the best of their abilities, in their own way, in their own town! GivingTuesday has become...

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Never a dull moment at Phil! Fall 2016 news

2016 has been anything but boring for the Phil team!

After launching our new website and finalising the acquisition of MULTIPLY to extend our services by offering fundraising consultancy, we’ve been busy developing new relationships and solidifying existing ones.

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Free White Paper: Raise More Money with Your Next Event

Thinking of launching your next fundraising event? There can be a lot of planning involved but it’s far more manageable when tackled one step at a time. Download the FREE white paper our founder Kim Fuller wrote for CanadaHelps for all the expert knowledge and tips...

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The future of fundraising: fusing strategy and creativity

Phil Communications is excited to announce that it has acquired MULTIPLY Inc., a company specializing in fundraising, strategic planning and governance. For years Phil has woven fundraising and governance knowledge into the recommendations we give our clients. This is...

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Social Media Confidence Training for Non-Profit Executives

At Phil, we’ve noticed that non-profit executives and development directors understand the importance of moving their communications online, but some are intimidated by the tools and the lack training in setting up a successful social media presence. In response to...

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National Volunteer Week: love in motion

April 10 to April 16, 2016 is National Volunteer Week (NVW), a time to recognize and show appreciation for Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers.  Written by Kim Fuller Yes. Over twelve million people donate their time to causes across the country! I was recently invited...

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Reclaiming geekdom: making big data sexy

It’s time for Phil to come out of the closet. We’ve been waiting to share this one for a while and we are ready for non-profits to know. Oh we’re coming out already… Big time. Ok, ready? We’re geeks. There. We said it. And just so you know, we’re not always the cute...

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Deeply rooted in social change

Phil just applied for our B Corps (Benefit Corporation) Certification! For those of you that don’t know what this is, it’s a certification that verifies a company meets the “highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal...

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Giving with more than gifts in mind

Put your change to work this gift-giving season. As a consumer, every purchase you make--from movie tickets to kid's toys--is a powerful vote for the values of the company and processes required to produce that good. If we want businesses to become more ethically...

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Giving Tuesday: to give is to receive!

You might have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but did you know about Giving Tuesday? It’s a coordinated effort across the country to remind us of the importance and the impact of charitable giving. It’s an opportunity to challenge the culture of bargain...

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Ten things Non-Profits can learn from Startups

I had the good fortune of spending three glorious days down at the Old Port of Montreal with my team last week attending the 5th Annual International Startup Festival. I’ve known for years that startups and non-profits have a lot in common. They both: are passionate...

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