Love, that’s what!
The ancient Greeks had a unique word for the love of family, friends, community, and people. “Phil” is the root of both philosophy and philanthropy, and is therefore the heart of our mission.
Philanthropy is not just what we believe in. It’s a labour of love. Who we work for and with, why we get out of bed every morning, it all begins with a deep commitment to the people we share this world with.
How it all began
Most creative ideas begin as a tiny seed in the mind of the creator — an inspiration that takes root and becomes something more than its beginning. Kim Fuller, Phil’s founder, chose to follow in the family business after university graduation. With her father’s influence as an illustrator during the Mad Men era of advertising and her mother’s faithful dedication to philanthropy of all kinds, it seemed like a natural consequence that Kim would launch her own business combining her family ethos.
Kim’s unique approach attracted many like-minded individuals looking for an alternative outlet to channel their own hope for the future. By rallying everyone around a shared philosophy, Phil flourished. Today, we still believe that empowering organizations striving to make a better world is the most important job out there.
They help us to determine how we will pursue our purpose. They facilitate better decision making on a daily basis. They are the foundation for every relationship that we nurture. Phil’s values represent the choices that we make as a mission-driven business.
We recognize that we have individual strengths and weaknesses and accept that every day has ups and downs. We practice empathy and celebrate our diversity.
Give it all you’ve got
We exercise tremendous grit when delivering a project to ensure it is of the highest quality, completed on time and on budget. While we value process, results are how we measure our success.
Diversity, inclusion, & equity
People are equal, and therefore must be treated equitably. Respect is a basic right that must be given without prejudice. Celebrating our differences and bringing together diverse perspectives makes us stronger, more resilient, and remarkably creative.
Co-explore, co-create, collaborate! Our inspiration comes from Margaret Mead’s powerful quote: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” No silos, no egos.
Think big, be nimble
Armed with a working compass and knowledge of the terrain, we lead our clients to discover new levels of success. We set ambitious goals and work together to fulfill them.
We believe in a world built on a foundation of social, moral, and environmental responsibility.
We all have an obligation to leave the world a better place.
We became a certified B Corp in 2017 as a way to measure, improve, and communicate our positive impact in the world.
At Phil, we have decided to adopt the goals set out by the United Nations as a way to build a better world for people and the planet by 2030.