Phillip Haid
Phillip founded PUBLIC Inc. in 2008 to create innovative and scalable campaigns that would generate measurable social impact through fundraising, advocacy and volunteer engagement. As CEO, Phillip is responsible for developing campaigns and running the company.

Recent campaigns include: The Get HandsOn Challenge, a national campaign to mobilize volunteerism across the United States; launching generationOn, the newest and largest youth volunteerism organization in America (with the support of Hasbro, the Hub and Discovery); Zero Force, an advocacy and fundraising initiative with General Romeo Dallaire (former commander of the UN Force in Rwanda during the genocide) to eradicate the use of child soldiers; Shelter from the Storm, a fundraising campaign to stop violence against women; a car-free day for WWF; and developing three PUBLIC created initiatives -- Power of 2, goodnightsleep, and Football for Good.

Prior to creating PUBLIC, Phillip spent seven years as Vice President & Managing Director of Manifest Communications, a social issues advertising agency. His role involved running the company and developing cause and corporate citizenship strategies and advertising campaigns. Prior to Manifest, Phillip led the public sector to practice at D-Code, a youth research and marketing firm; was a Project Manager at the Institute of Governance (a think-tank based in Ottawa); and a Project Officer at the Canadian Council for International Cooperation. Phillip has a Masters in International Relations from the Normal Paterson School of International Affairs and serves as Chair of the Board of Anaphylaxis Canada.

Entries by Phillip Haid

Want to Get Millennials to Vote? Have Them Vote for a 'Party'

(2) Comments | Posted October 27, 2014 | 6:50 PM

As we head into Monday's municipal election in Ontario (and upcoming mid terms in the U.S.) -the results will be whatever they'll be -- but if history serves, one thing is certain: people in their 20s will turn out in very small numbers.

We have heard it all before: "It's...

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Are You Ready to Fund a Failure?

(1) Comments | Posted February 20, 2013 | 1:17 PM

A week doesn't go by when there isn't an article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy or Non Profit Quarterly about an amazing organization that has received funding from a major philanthropic foundation or philanthropist. The story is usually the same, non profit X has demonstrated incredible success and is being...

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Charity Pin Ups: A Love Hate Relationship

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2012 | 4:31 PM

If you have visited a department store, grocery store, or pharmacy chain in the past week you have likely come up against a very nice sales associate asking if you would like to donate a dollar or more to their supporting charity. And if you are like the vast majority...

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Not Feeling Yourself Today?

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2012 | 9:55 AM

Ever had a day when you didn't feel yourself? I suspect if you are like the vast majority of North Americans (say 99 percent) the answer is yes.

So here's the problem.

Most of us never do anything about it. We get on with our day rather than asking...

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Charity Ratings Kill Innovation

(22) Comments | Posted March 9, 2012 | 11:42 AM

This may be blasphemy but I am going to say it. Charity ratings help to kill innovation.

Now before the charity ratings organizations go crazy and tell me how wrong I am, let me acknowledge a few things.

I am not against charity ratings. They play a valuable role...

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This Holiday Season, How About a Little Levity With Your Giving?

(4) Comments | Posted December 25, 2011 | 7:29 PM

Holidays are the time to reflect, be with loved ones and look out for others. But why do all the messages of your favorite causes and charities have to be so serious?

We asked ourselves this question when developing a holiday fundraising campaign for the David Suzuki...

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