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Endeavour offers pro bono and skills-based volunteering programs that contribute to employee engagement, team building, professional and leadership development, and corporate social responsibility goals.

Endeavour has partnered with corporations on pro bono and skills-based volunteering programs ranging from one-day events to six-month engagements. We offer turnkey and customized pro bono and skills-based volunteering solutions that suit the specific goals and resources of our partners. Learn more below.

Sponsorship Turnkey Solutions Advisory Services
 
Sponsorship Program
Sponsor Endeavour’s signature consulting projects in the community. For every $1 we receive, we generate $270 in pro bono services.

$2500 (6 MONTH SPONSORSHIP)

Fund one cohort of projects over 6 months with 4-6 non-profit clients and about 35 volunteers

$5000 (ONE YEAR SPONSORSHIP)

Fund one year of projects with 9-12 non-profit clients and about 70 volunteers.

Endeavour clients range from emerging, local non-profits to established national and international charities from a variety of sectors. Our projects help non-profits build capacity in areas such as strategic planning and marketing.

Benefits of sponsoring Endeavour’s signature program include:

  • Opportunities for employees to volunteer with Endeavour, contributing to employee engagement and professional development
  • Recognition and profile as a leader in pro bono and skills-based volunteering
  • Annual report highlighting the impact of your sponsorship in the community
  • Exposure to a large network of non-profits and volunteers from the community, business and government sectors

Contact Anna Dopico, President, at probono@endeavourvolunteer.ca to discuss this opportunity.

 

Turnkey Solutions
Endeavour’s turnkey solutions include the Scope-A-Thon, Done-in-a-Day and Six-Month Engagement.
 

Scope-A-Thon

The Scope-A-Thon is a one-day workshop that engages employee volunteers and charitable partners in effective pro bono consulting. During the workshop, small teams of volunteers and non-profit partners learn about pro bono, including pro bono readiness, common pitfalls, best practices, how to develop an effective problem statement and project scope, and available pro bono resources. With guidance from Endeavour, the teams develop a scope of work for a pro bono project that the non-profit can take to a pro bono provider.

“Endeavour’s Scope-A-Thon was my first introduction to skills-based volunteering and immediately convinced me that this is the type of meaningful volunteer opportunity I have been seeking for some time now… And now, after this event, there are 50 other individuals like me more interested and better equipped to seek out and succeed at pro bono engagements.”
– Stephanie Lawrance, Senior Consultant, Advisory & Audit Practice, KPMG Canada

Learn more about the program and the impact:

Contact Anna Dopico, President, at probono@endeavourvolunteer.ca to learn more about the Scope-A-Thon.

 

Done-in-a-Day

The Done-in-a-Day program brings together small teams of volunteers to use their expertise and skills to help a non-profit address an organizational challenge through a bite-sized project in one day. Endeavour supports non-profits in defining the scope of the problem and provides guidance to volunteer teams.

“Two thoughts drove the vision for the ‘done-in-a-day’ consultation; one that we should increase usage of our facility by other members of the community and two, that rental income from corporate or non-community usage would offset our operating cost and add money back into our service provision. The strategies developed during the ‘done-in-a-day’ have certainly focused our efforts and started us on the road to creating expanded opportunities in both areas. To date we have increased our rental revenue by 250% and the usage of our facility by non-traditional users (renters) by over 700hrs.”
– Ian Edward, Executive Director, Toronto Kiwanis Boys & Girls Clubs

Learn more about the program and the impact: Endeavour and Capital One Done-in-a-Day Pro Bono Pilot

Contact Anna Dopico, President, at probono@endeavourvolunteer.ca to learn more about our Done-in-a-Day program.

 

Six-Month Engagement Program

The six-month engagement program is typically focused on strategic planning, marketing strategies or earned income projects. Endeavour supports our partners with volunteer and non-profit outreach; matching, orientation and training; project scoping; project management; and evaluation. Throughout the engagement, volunteer teams are supported by Endeavour advisors, executives and our resources.

“Participation in [employee volunteer] programs, like the Endeavour initiative, boosts morale and engagement by creating opportunities for employees to deploy their skills to purpose-driven work beyond their day-to-day roles. It also provides a platform to further develop leadership, mentoring, communication and problem-solving skills that are crucial to the business environment.”
– Greer Hozack, Executive Director, HR and Communications, AstraZeneca Canada

Learn more about the program and the impact: Business Case for Pro Bono and Skills-Based Volunteerism in Canada

Contact Anna Dopico, President, at probono@endeavourvolunteer.ca to learn more about our Six-Month Engagement Program.

 

Advisory Services

With over ten years of experience in designing and delivering pro bono and skills-based volunteering programs, Endeavour offers customized program design, program implementation and capacity building to organizations that are looking to develop and run their own pro bono or skills-based volunteering program.

Contact Anna Dopico, President, at probono@endeavourvolunteer.ca to learn more about our Advisory Services.

 
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