Case Studies

ANOTHER ENDEAVOUR CLIENT SUCCESS STORY

Epilepsy Ontario
A Governance Model that Encourages Collaboration Among Regional Agencies to Better Serve People Living with Seizure Disorderss

Enhance efficiency of service delivery. Reduce duplication of effort. Eliminate donor confusion. Optimize opportunities for joint fundraising and advocacy.

These were all opportunities Epilepsy Ontario wanted to address by formulating a new multi-partner governance model with Endeavour’s assistance. This charitable organization, founded in 1956, has 16 affiliated, legally independent regional agencies across the province. Working with these partners, Epilepsy Ontario offers counselling and referrals for people living with seizure disorders, raises public awareness and drives policy change. Read the full case study.


“Endeavour developed a pathway for a future state and we are now pursuing this.”

– Epilepsy Ontario


Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre:
A Marketing Plan that Helps to Empower Youth and Build Connectedness in a Low-income Community

What does a 13-year-old community-based non-profit do when the neighbourhood undergoes sudden transformation and key funding sources evaporate at the same time?

Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre decided to contact Endeavour Volunteer Consulting for Non-profits for help in developing a new marketing strategy focused on strengthening sustainability.

The centre trains and mentors youth in the community of Regent Park in new media, radio and television broadcasting arts. It also creates and broadcasts media content that builds social cohesion by featuring the neighbourhood’s cultural life and providing community members with opportunities to explore issues and share stories.  Read the full case study.


“Endeavour identified our unique offering and some niche opportunities
that we hadn’t thought of before.”

– Executive Director,  Adonis Huggins, Regent Park Focus Youth Media Arts Centre


Group Therapy, Group Training, Group Facilitation (CGPA)
Charting a New Course for an Association that Trains the Professionals who Help People Make Positive Changes in their Lives

People suffering with depression, panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic pain, substance abuse. Others experiencing anger, shyness, loss, loneliness, low self-esteem. Group therapy provides a support network and a sounding board for these individuals, helping them make positive changes in their lives.

Most are likely unaware of the important role that Group Therapy, Group Training, Group Facilitation (CGPA), a national association of group psychotherapists, serves in their wellbeing.

The centre trains and mentors youth in the community of Regent Park in new media, radio and television broadcasting arts. It also creates and broadcasts media content that builds social cohesion by featuring the neighbourhood’s cultural life and providing community members with opportunities to explore issues and share stories. Read the full case study.


“The consultation process was highly collaborative and constructive, enabling us to access the varied and valuable knowledge and experience of our excellent consulting team”

– Terry Simonik, President, Canadian Group Therapy, Group Training, Group Facilitation


International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT)
Exploring Options for the Future of an Association dedicated to Protecting the Wellbeing of Travellers

To change or not to change? This was the big question.

Should the International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers (IAMAT) remain a non-profit dedicated to making the world a healthier place to travel? Or should the organization transform into a grant-making foundation?

IAMAT has been protecting the wellbeing of global travellers since 1960 when founder Dr. Marcolongo, who was visiting Rome, assisted a young Canadian woman who became very ill after being prescribed an inappropriate medication by a local non-English-speaking doctor.  Read the full case study.


“The engagement gave us new ideas on how to streamline programs to better serve our donors and member doctors”

– Assunta Uffer-Marcolongo,
President, International Association for Medical Assistance to Travellers


The Hearing Foundation of Canada
Evaluating Potential New Income Streams Targeted to Improving Canadians’ Hearing Health

It was a test. And an important one.

The Hearing Foundation of Canada is funded primarily by private donations, most of which are restricted funds tied to specific uses. THFC wanted to broaden its income streams to develop a more sustainable funding model. A charitable organization dedicated to eliminating the devastating effects of hearing loss on Canadians, the Foundation promotes prevention and early diagnosis and supports leading-edge medical research to improve treatment. Read the full case study.


“We engaged Endeavour because we needed answers before we decided to pursue our idea of establishing a sustainable funding initiative, but did not have the funding for a feasiblity study.”

– Heather Ferguson, CFRE, ABC, Former President, 2004 to 2010, The Hearing Foundation of Canada


Windfall
A Plan for Monetizing a Gift Horse in Order to Clothe Those Struggling with Poverty

What should we do with a gift horse?

This is what Windfall wanted to know.

Windfall provides new clothing and other basic needs items to 64,000 people in the Greater Toronto Area who are struggling with poverty. Every year, this registered charity receives $28 million worth of goods donated by Canadian retailers and manufacturers, and distributes them through social services agencies to those in need. Read the full case study.


“The Endeavour volunteers produced an incredibly professional and thorough strategic plan that we have already put in place.”

– Helen Harakas,
Executive Director, Windfall