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cStreet & Stratcom Announce Partnership with Hustle

Today, cStreet Campaigns and Strategic Communications (Stratcom) are excited to announce a strategic partnership with Hustle. This partnership will allow us to offer Hustle — the breakout technology of the 2016 US election cycle — to organizations across Canada. Hustle, made famous for transforming Bernie Sanders’ grassroots strategy throughout the democratic primary, is now working […]

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Matt Smith appointed President of Stratcom, Dan Abraham Vice President

I am very pleased to announce that, effective immediately, Matt Smith has been appointed the President of Stratcom. I will remain CEO. This is an important change for Stratcom as we build the next phase of the business, and our service to the political, union, charitable and non-profit communities. Matt has been at Stratcom since […]

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The Growing Gap Between Canada’s Wealthy and the Rest of Us: Stratcom Poll Tells the Story

An article in this Sunday’s Edmonton Sun encourages NDP leadership hopefuls to “tell the story” that Stratcom’s recent research lays bare. Stratcom conducted the survey for the Broadbent Institute, presenting it in Ottawa on April 9th at their Progress Summit 2017. As former NDP leader and Chair of the Broadbent Institute, Ed Broadbent, clearly articulated […]

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Stratcom’s poll for Vancity on the challenges to charitable-giving during BC’s affordability crisis

In case you missed it… In late 2016 Vancity commissioned Stratcom to conduct a survey on how British Columbians describe their donations of time and money to charities. Stratcom brought to bear its expertise both as a pollster and as a fundraiser for Canada’s charities. We also put the new data into context by examining […]

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Cell-Only Households

This likely doesn’t come as a surprise, but according to a 2015 CRTC report, more Canadian households now have mobile phones (84.9%) than landlines (78.9%). The more striking figure in their reporting is that just over 1-in-5 households (20.4%) do not have a landline and are cellphone-only. These cell-only households have created challenges for the […]

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New Staff & Promotions

Stratcom is excited to announce our new Senior Consultant, Stephanie Lynn, who will oversee our Research & Engagement projects in Western Canada. Stephanie has worked in over twenty post-conflict countries establishing political polling, focus groups and working on democracy promotion. She brings to Stratcom twenty years of experience delivering innovative training, creative program design and […]

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Season’s Greetings 2015

All of us here at Stratcom wish you a wonderful holiday season and continued success in your work. We look forward to working with you in 2016.   At Stratcom, we strive to help non-profit organizations make a difference locally, nationally, and globally. As we have done in the past, we have made a donation […]

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Canada’s Anti-Spam law – 10 Questions & answers that will get you up to speed

Is your organization ready to be compliant with CASL legislation? If not, these 10 questions and answers will put you up to speed in less than 5 minutes. (One thing to remember here is that we aren’t lawyers, so this doesn’t constitute legal advice.  If you have concerns about your organization’s compliance, you should consult […]

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Canada Post Changes – What Comes Next?

BY DEANNA BICKFORD These days, it seems the entire non-profit sector is abuzz about the big changes from Canada Post starting March 31st.   We’ve heard about “the death of direct mail” so much that it has become a meme in our sector. For those of us who see direct mail’s tremendous capabilities to support […]

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30 Brilliant Bits of Online Fundraising Wisdom (Released in Fall 2013)

If you haven’t yet read 30 Brilliant Bits of Online Fundraising Wisdom from the Experts you should. It’s a fast and easy read with great advice about how to maximize your online giving.   Care2 has searched out fundraising experts from a wide spectrum of backgrounds to provide insights into how to optimize for mobile, […]

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