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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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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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