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Spring cleaning for good governance

“The speed of decision making is the essence of good governance.“ ~ Piyush Goyal Governance. It is a fundamental component of a strong and successful organization. Good governance facilitates decision-making, and without this nothing moves forward. Governance is often...

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We’re hiring: Project Manager

WE'RE HIRING ! Who we are Phil creates fundraising and communication strategies and tools specifically for socially-missioned organizations and businesses. We offer Strategy, Fundraising, Branding, Technology and Social Media services. We’re a small and...

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Accounting Clerk

WE'RE HIRING ! Who we are Phil creates fundraising and communication strategies and tools specifically for socially-missioned organizations and businesses. We offer Strategy, Fundraising, Branding, Technology and Social Media services. We’re a small and talented team...

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Employee Attraction & Retention – What’s Your Story?

Carol is the proud founder of a not-for-profit organization. Her team has grown in size to 12 people over the last 15 years; together they have helped thousands of people in the community. The organization is at the next pivotal step in its growth and things look...

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Foundations and Charities: Closer Than You Think

By guest contributor Hilary Pearson, CEO Philanthropic Foundations Canada Do the following situations sound familiar, if you lead a smaller Canadian charity? You have a quarterly board meeting coming up shortly and you are the only one available to write five detailed...

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SEO For Nonprofits

What is SEO? SEO stands for search engine optimization and is used to refer to how high a website ranks on search engines like Google. Here at Phil we often hear SEO spoken about as if it’s a physical product that can be purchased off the shelf: if only it were that...

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Capacity Building: Mission Critical

Original article by Simon Lord Les Affaires, November 24, 2018 Capacity building is not a new concept in philanthropy, but it promises to become an increasingly important issue for non-profit organizations (NPOs). Choosing to make donations or provide training to...

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The Art of Accountability

Original article by Nathalie Côté, in collaboration with LA PRESSE+ PORTFOLIO PHILANTHROPIE November 14, 2018   Donors refuse to sign a cheque without knowing how their donations will be used and what difference their money will make. What are the best strategies to...

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A New Vice-President for Phil Communications

We're pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Pierre Couture as Vice-President. Since Pierre’s arrival at Phil we've gained enormous momentum. “Pierre has been a major asset for us. I am thrilled to have found such a generous person to work with to ensure the...

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3 Ways to Do Less and Do Better

There is a painful growing trend in the charitable sector for organizations to do more with even less. We’re seeing far too many professionals on sick leave, far too much turnover and not enough hours in the day to get everything done. It seems like the more we do,...

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Everything You Need to Know Before Overhauling Your Website

We're hosting our first NetSquared Meetup on November 14th! Considering a website makeover? Stop here first! This NetSquared meetup will cover what you need to know before overhauling your organization's website. We’ll cover... - How to evaluate your current website -...

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Graphic Designer Needed

Who we are Phil creates fundraising and communication strategies and tools specifically for socially-missioned organizations and businesses. We offer Strategy, Fundraising, Branding, Technology and Social Media services. We’re a small and talented team with one thing...

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Inclusive Economy Challenge

At Phil we understand that change is difficult. Despite accruing a high score as a B Corp, we know that improving that score will be difficult. This is because Phil was built with the values that B Corp also holds high. To achieve our certification, there was not much...

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Philanthropic Sponsorship: A Growing Movement

In recent years, NPOs have "taken full measure of the end of the welfare state," says Johanne Turbide, co-founder and co-director of the Pôle IDEOS, which stands for Initiatives pour le développement d’entreprises et d’organisations à vocation sociale. "Government...

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Storytelling Workshop Series

Phil is excited to offer a special workshop series for not-for-profit organizations, foundations, NGOs and charities. If you’re doing good in this world, we want to help you do it even better! In this three part series, you’ll learn: what story catches media attention...

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What Happened at the B Corp Leadership Conference?

Last month, our team attended the BLD Ontario Conference (B Corp Leadership Development) at the beautiful Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto. The day was stacked with influential keynote speakers and panel discussions, breakout sessions and workshops, mingling and...

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