To be eligible for Endeavour’s consulting service, your organization must meet the following requirements. Meeting eligibility does not equate to selection for a consulting project.
You may be eligible for pro bono consulting with Endeavour if:
- Non-Profit Incorporation / Charitable Registration
Your organization is incorporated as a non-profit organization or registered as a charity in Canada.
- Social Mission
Your organization’s mission is focused on solving a social problem.
- Annual Budget $2 Million or Less
Your organization’s budget is $2 million or less. Organizations with an operating budget under $2 million that are part of a larger organization with a budget over $2 million are not eligible (e.g., a hospital or university foundation).
- Human Resource Capacity
Your organization must have a Board of Directors, as well as staff or volunteers with the capacity to implement the recommendations delivered by the consulting engagement.
- In Operation for 2+ Years
Your organization has been in operation for at least two years, with demonstrable achievements.
- Local Operations
While your organization may be local, regional, provincial, national, or international, it must operate locally within Canada.
Applications from international development organizations that operate and work with stakeholders in Canada (e.g. program or service users) will be considered. Note that preference will be given to organizations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) since Endeavour volunteers are located in the GTA. If you are located outside of the GTA, please contact our Director of Client Relations at email@example.com before applying.
- Two Project Sponsors
Your organization must provide two key contacts at the executive and board levels who will act as project sponsors for the duration of the engagement. Both contact persons must be accessible by email and telephone on a regular basis, and be able to meet with the consulting team in the Greater Toronto Area during the engagement outside regular work hours.
- Project with Strategic Management Focus
Your organization has a project that requires consulting expertise within one of Endeavour’s practice areas.
Please note that Endeavour does not provide the following services: fundraising strategies; compensation strategies; board governance strategies; implementation of the recommendations from the engagement; workshop facilitation; coaching/training; grant proposal writing; and writing/editing for formulated strategies/plans.
- Six Month Project Timeline
Your organization has a project that can be completed within six months. While there is an opportunity to engage Endeavour again in the future, we generally advise clients to re-apply after recommendations from the current engagement have been implemented.
- Project Expenses
Your project does not require Endeavour or its volunteers to incur expenses. This excludes general expenses associated with commuting within the Greater Toronto Area.
- Organizational Readiness and Commitment
Your organization is not currently undergoing a leadership transition. During the six-month engagement period, senior staff and key board members must be willing to devote their time and attention to the Endeavour project and meet occasionally with the consulting team after work hours, as needed.
- Post-Engagement Evaluation
Your organization must commit to a post-engagement evaluation, including developing success metrics with the consulting team and participating in follow-up meetings with the Endeavour executive team to measure project success.
If you have questions about your organization’s eligibility, please contact our Director of Client Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Apply for pro bono consulting by submitting a project application.