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Building a Canadian pro bono marketplace like Airbnb: Reflections from the Wasan Island Retreat September 15th, 2016

By Andrea Wong, Co-Founder & President, Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-Profits Playing ping pong in a group of 22, meandering around islands in kayaks and canoes, gathering around a campfire under a full moon, sharing meals and drinks with a lake view — moments like these enable us to truly connect, engage in honest conversations, […]

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Why Non-Profits Should Engage in Research and Program Evaluations September 14th, 2015

By Ilene Hyman Until recently, I mostly worked as a researcher and evaluator for government and academic agencies who had the resources to engage professional researchers and evaluators to conduct needs assessments, program evaluation and performance reviews. Since then I joined as a volunteer on the Evaluations team at Endeavour Volunteer, a consulting organization for […]

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Endeavour and Capital One Host 2nd Scope-A-Thon May 10th, 2015

On April 22, 2015, Endeavour hosted a Scope-A-Thon session, sponsored by Capital One Canada! A Scope-A-Thon is an Endeavour program that helps non-profits focus on pro bono readiness. Scope-A-Thon has five core goals: Understand organizational, project and volunteer readiness for effective pro bono Define the problem facing a non-profit organization to be addressed through pro […]

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Skills-based Volunteering for Corporations May 1st, 2015

The opinions are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of Endeavour. Endeavour is a classic example of an organization that relies and promotes skill-based volunteering within GTA. Similarly, corporates can make a difference within their communities by encouraging employees to get involved in skill-based volunteering. The benefits are two-fold […]

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Fostering engagement among Twitter followers April 27th, 2015

By Banu Raghuraman (@banudesigns) The opinions are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of Endeavour. Keeping the audience engaged is not just for the performing arts, but also for associations, more so, for non-profits. Non-profits begin with a passionate cause, close to the community’s heart and they have to […]

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Endeavour and Capital One Host Scope-A-Thon December 8th, 2014

By Andrea Wong, Co-Founder & President, Endeavour The Scope-A-Thon, a one-day pro bono program developed by Endeavour, was hosted in partnership with Capital One Canada on October 22, 2014 at Capital One Canada headquarters in Toronto during 2014 Pro Bono Week and Capital One’s ‘One Week’. Pro Bono Week – celebrated by Endeavour in Canada […]

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Volunteer Impact – a key “KPI”* for non-profits November 14th, 2014

Written by Banu Raghuraman (@banudesigns) The opinions are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of Endeavour. Software Advice (@SoftwareAdvice) released their latest market research findings with the infographic on volunteer impact. It is hardly a secret that non-profit industry’s lifeline is the dedication and passion of our volunteers. As […]

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