What we learn with pleasure we never forget.

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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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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“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 with National Philanthropy Day

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 National...

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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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