We envision a world where access to professional consulting services is not a barrier to non-profits in achieving their goals, regardless of their financial capacity.
Endeavour is dedicated to enabling non-profit organizations to improve and sustain their community impact. To achieve our mission, we are committed to the following goals:
- Providing volunteer consulting to non-profit organizations that otherwise may not be able to afford professional consulting services
- Engaging the community in providing volunteer consulting
Our Values guide us in achieving our mission.
Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-Profits (Endeavour) is a Canadian charity that provides management consulting to improve organizational capacity and community impact. We recruit, train and match teams of skilled volunteers with non-profit organizations in need of pro bono consulting. Our focus is on serving non-profit organizations that otherwise cannot afford professional consulting.
Since 2007, Endeavour has engaged more than 800 volunteers from a variety of fields and industries to provide over $7 million in consulting* to more than 100 local, national and international non-profits based in Canada, primarily in the Greater Toronto Area. These non-profit clients help communities in many areas, including the arts, children and family services, disabilities, education, environment, healthcare, immigrant services, rural development, skills training, poverty relief, and youth development.
Endeavour also works in partnership with corporations in Canada to offer employer-supported pro bono and skills-based volunteering programs that contribute to employee engagement, professional and leadership development, recruitment, talent retention and corporate responsibility goals. Endeavour’s pro bono programs range from one day pro bono events to longer term volunteer consulting engagements with partners from different sectors.
As a Canadian pioneer and leader in the growing global pro bono movement, Endeavour represents Canada in the Global Pro Bono Network and Global Pro Bono Summit which brings together corporate and non-profit leaders with a shared vision to make the talents and skills of the business community accessible to organizations serving the collective good.
Endeavour celebrates global Pro Bono Week during the last week of October to build awareness, support and engagement for pro bono in Canada.
*This is the amount our non-profit clients could have expected to pay if they could afford to hire a consultant. Based on 91 consulting engagements valued at $75,000 each as of the Spring 2016 consulting round. Estimated value based on a blended consulting rate of $80 per hour for more than 85,000 volunteer hours contributed by consultants, engagement managers and project advisors.