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About Us

Stratcom is an industry leader in the creation and implementation of campaigns, political polling, engagement and targeting strategies, and large-scale donor based fundraising programs.

We have clients from every non-profit sector ranging from small grass roots organizations to large international NGOs and charities.

From small beginnings…

bob when he was a child holding a phone

Stratcom began in 1991 as a one-person, at-home business, founded by President Bob Penner. With years of experience in the non-profit sector and political arena, Bob saw the need for campaigns and fundraising strategies, tailored to the unique needs of this sector.

Soon, with more work than he could handle on his own, Bob sought out similar-minded people to join him. The first Toronto office opened in Parkdale in the fall of 1994. In 1996, Stratcom expanded and opened another full service office in Vancouver. 2012 marked another big growth year with the formation of a strategic alliance in London, UK to deliver additional services to European clients and the opening of our third Canadian full service office close to Parliament Hill in Ottawa. By 2013, Stratcom had outgrown its home in Parkdale and moved to a much larger space, not too far away, in Liberty Village. Over the years Stratcom has grown to a full-time staff of 50 and part-time staff of 200.

In 2001, Stratcom was pleased to welcome Renewal Partners, a progressive seed capital investment firm as a partner, along with Van City Credit Union and Capital Corporation. And in 2007, Working Enterprises, a progressive organization serving the union sector, joined us. These partnerships were integral to the continued development of Stratcom as a socially progressive firm.

Non-Profit Focus

Our aim is to help non-profit organizations across North America and Europe increase the effectiveness of their work. We take pride in being adaptable and creating programs that fit the specific needs of our clients. Our strength is our depth of experience, our passionate consulting teams and our proven ability to maximize integrated fundraising and campaign services.

Our focus on the non-profit community means we know how to make the most of any non-profit fundraising or campaign strategy. We are committed to helping our clients make strategic decisions to get better results. We strive on developing new products and state-of-the-art technology for the benefit of our clients.

Our Team

Stratcom’s team doesn’t just provide services to our clients — they personally support the work. Being socially and ethically responsible is a fundamental building block for Stratcom.

Solutions Focused

We are solutions-oriented, and we get results. We have helped more than 500 organizations in Canada, the United States and Europe. Whether your goal is raising money, building your public profile or winning public affairs or political campaigns, we can help.

Stratcom has helped us become the largest public watchdog organization in Canada. Their expertise in fundraising and communications is surpassed only by their dedication to social justice and a solid understanding of politics. I’ve come to think of Stratcom’s staff not just as consummate professionals, but as friends and fellow travelers on a road to building a better world.

Maude Barlow
National Chairperson, Council of Canadians

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