Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for Endeavour’s consulting service, your organization must meet the following requirements.

  • 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 must be focused on solving a social problem.

  • Annual Budget Under $2 Million
    Your organization’s budget must be $2 million or less. Organizations with an operating budget under $2 million that are part of a larger organization (e.g. hospital/university) with a budget over $2 million are not eligible.

  • Human Resource Capacity
    Your organization must have a Board of Directors with volunteers/staff with the capacity to implement the recommendations resulting from the consulting engagement.

  • In Operation for 2+ Years
    Your organization or your parent organization must have been in operation for at least two years, with demonstrable achievements.

  • Local Operations
    Your organization must operate locally within Canada. You may be a local/regional/provincial/national/international organization. Applications from international development organizations that operate in Canada and work with stakeholders (e.g. donors, sponsors) in Canada will be considered. Note that preference will be given to organizations in the Greater Toronto Area since Endeavour volunteers are located in the GTA. If you are located outside of the GTA, please contact our Director of Client Relations at contact@endeavourvolunteer.ca 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 entire duration of the engagement. These contact persons must be accessible by email and telephone on a regular basis, and at least one of these contacts must be able to meet with the consulting team in the Greater Toronto Area during the engagement outside regular work hours.

  • Strategic Management Focus
    Your organization must have a project that requires strategic management advice within one of Endeavour’s practice areas. Please note that Endeavour does not provide the following services: implementation of our advice to clients; fundraising strategies; compensation strategies; workshop facilitation; coaching/training; grant proposal writing; and writing/editing for formulated strategies/plans. Learn more about our practice areas in What We Offer.

  • Six-Month Project Timeline
    Your organization must have a project that can be completed in six months. While there is an opportunity to engage Endeavour again, we generally advise clients to re-apply after recommendations from the prior engagement have been implemented.

  • Project Expenses
    Your project must not require Endeavour or its volunteers to incur expenses. This excludes general expenses associated with commuting within the Greater Toronto Area.

  • Post-Engagement Evaluation
    Your organization must be committed to a post-engagement evaluation, including developing success metrics with the consulting team and cooperating in follow-up meetings with the Endeavour executive team to measure project success.

Tips for submitting a successful application:

  • We like to see a well thought-out and well-written submission.
  • We like to see a good decision-making structure, and internal resources to execute the work.
  • We like to see a clearly defined problem and project goals.
  • We like to see that you have a support from your board of directors.

If your organization meets the above eligibility criteria, please review our Client Selection Process and Timeline before applying. If you have questions about your organization’s eligibility, please get in touch with our Director of Client Relations at contact@endeavourvolunteer.ca

To submit your project application, visit the Apply Now page.