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No More Spaghetti Nights?

When you compare different fundraising strategies, fundraising events have always been among the most vulnerable to trends, fashions, and demographic factors. What kinds of fundraising events work best and how can you maximize their impact?   A...

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The 11 Pillars of Fundraising Wisdom

Here are a few tips from Ken Burnett on fundraising that we want all charities to keep in mind. Print it out and stick it on the office fridge!   Never forget that people give to people, not organizations, plans, strategies, or proposals. Blindingly...

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National Volunteer Week 2018!

Phil is proud to support National Volunteer Week 2018, April 15-21, with the theme "I do it, you do it, let’s join our voluntary efforts!" led by the Fédération des centres d’action bénévole du Québec (FCABQ). "In a rapidly evolving world, volunteer work is also...

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Grant writing honest responses

We loved this article so much, we reached out to the author and asked for permission to share it with our readers. Enjoy! [There’s an] imbalance of power between funders and nonprofits, which leads to a lot of no-good, very bad things such as the lack of honest...

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Summer Bootcamp for Executives

What's keeping you up at night? This is an exclusive opportunity for leaders to work one-on-one with our experts to help you do good, even better. Positive and supportive: our sessions are fun, motivating and extremely effective. No more dull, long winded consultant...

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Artistri Sud Social Entrepreneur of the Year Winner!

We are delighted to announce that our Founder and Creative Director, Kim, has been awarded by Artistri Sud as Social Entrepreneur of the Year! Big congratulations to her and to all of the powerful businesswomen leading change in our community who received...

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B’ing part of the B Corp movement

An international community of over 2,400 B Corps (to date) are redefining success in business beyond the bottom line.It’s growing globally, and across every industry. And Phil is proud to be part of this movement. Here at Phil, we make social impact our business....

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Positioning Charity Overhead as Mission-Critical

Right now, if you open Google and search for “Canadian nonprofits with a bad reputation” the suggested searches related to the entry include, “Canadian charities with lowest administrative costs” and “Which charities spend the most on administration.” As nonprofit...

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6 Fundraising Trends to Watch in 2018

It’s never too early to think about your New Year’s resolutions - right? How can you improve? What can you do differently? What are you already doing that’s helping you reach your goals? 2018 is just around the corner, so you’re probably wondering about the outlook on...

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Donor Appreciation Strategy

The vast majority of donors don’t give for the express purpose of public recognition. Nonetheless, a strong donor recognition strategy can be a great way for any non-profit organization to create and maintain lasting ties with their donors, and as such deserves...

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Which social media channels should your non-profit use?

How is your a non-profit organisation dealing with the constant new crop of social media platforms these days? How do you know if the current popular social channel is worth adding or simply deserves to be ignored? In the world of social media, change is the only one...

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Terrifying trend in the non-profit sector

While synthesizing the Blackbaud Charitable Giving Report for 2016, we listed three important trends from last year. However, there was one crucial observation that was staring us right in the face, yet somehow flew under the radar. This is the increasingly terrifying...

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Social Media Strategy for Schools

Is the process of Social Media bogging you down? ...not finding its way into your School's Admissions, Communications and Development plans? Work with Phil to help you maximize these important digital channels. A key factor in having a successful online presence and...

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It’s National Volunteer Week 2017

From April 23 to 29, Volunteer Canada and Phil Communications celebrate Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers during National Volunteer Week (NVW). This year marks the 14th year Volunteer Canada has delivered the campaign in partnership with Investors Group, a longstanding...

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Blackbaud Charitable Giving Report: from insight to action

The biggest fundraising trend report for 2016 is here from Blackbaud. It’s jam-packed with data and perspectives from fundraising professionals. If you work in fundraising, you need to read this report. And, if you work in fundraising, we know the top of your to-do...

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The Phil B Corp Love Story

At Phil, we’ve learned over the years that values don’t fall from the sky. They are grown organically from the actions of every member of our small and skilled team. The summed harvest of these decisions, both seen and secret, nourish the core values of our...

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