What we learn with pleasure we never forget.

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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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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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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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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“B”​ a force for Good

Exciting news! Our company is in the final stages of becoming a B Corporation, a growing group of companies who are using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. We could not be more excited to be part of this amazing movement and we're...

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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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