Who We Are

Communicate & Howe! wants to help you change the world. We love helping to make an impact on the lives of people in your community and around the world. Our “Genuine. Organic. Change.” approach to communications helps you to make a difference in people’s lives.

We provide the strategic communications expertise that many charities, non-profits, arts and culture organizations and small businesses require but do not have in-house or that require additional help. We are essentially like having your own communications department with James Howe as your Director of Communications. By engaging us, you can enhance the impact of your communications efforts with cost-effective solutions. We help you get the biggest bang for your buck.

We are a full service communications firm that provides a wide range of services. We also offer workshops and are interested in speaking engagements.

A Virtual Agency

There is only one official Communicate & Howe! staff member but he’s one with loads of experience and a diverse skill set. But there is more than meets the eye to Communicate & Howe!. As a “virtual agency” with a network of communications and creative professionals, James is prepared to take on just about any project you can dream up. We can put together for you the team of professional that best meets your needs. We take care of all the logistics and project management leaving you to do what you do best.

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James Howe

James Howe possesses a proven track record of success over 20 years as a creative, innovative communications professional.

He founded Communicate & Howe! as a full service communications firm in 2010. It specializes in using strategic communications to help nonprofits and charities deliver their mission and strive for their vision.

He’s led awareness campaigns for Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region and worked on annual reports and other communications material for clients such as the Kitchener-Waterloo Humane Society and World Accord.

James has authored the chapter on using social media in the upcoming book Excellence in Fundraising in Canada:  Volume 2. He participated in two panels at the 2014 Nonprofit Technology Conference in Washington D.C.

Before launching Communicate & Howe! as a full service communications firm in 2010, James was Director of Communications for the YMCAs of Cambridge & Kitchener-Waterloo. Previously, he held communications positions with the Daily Bread Food Bank and the Development Office at the University of Waterloo.

James founded Social Media Breakfast: Waterloo Region which has attracted high quality speakers and large crowds since September 2010. He is especially passionate about using social media for change as part of his quest to help the social profit sector get the biggest bang for its communications buck.

James is a member of NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Network) and the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) and active in its Grand Valley Chapter

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