Board Member

Position Title: Board Member
Hours/Month: 5 hours per month. There are currently five regular meetings scheduled per year. The meetings are typically held on a weekend afternoon or weekday evening for 2-2.5 hours.
Deadline: February 18, 2017

About Endeavour

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 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. To learn more, visit www.endeavourvolunteer.ca

Board Member Responsibilities

Endeavour is seeking new board members for a three-year renewable term from 2017 to 2020 to support the organization’s strategic direction and growth.

As a Board member, you will:

  • Support the vision, mission and values of Endeavour
  • Participate in quarterly board meetings and Annual General Meeting in Toronto
  • Advise on the organization’s strategic directions and goals
  • Provide oversight in finance, human resources and risk management
  • Participate on ad-hoc committees, e.g. nominations, strategic planning
  • Support fundraising activities

Time commitment: 5 hours per month. Board meetings are typically on a weekend afternoon or weekday evening in January/February, April/May and September/October for 2-2.5 hours.

Qualifications

Endeavour’s Board is comprised of professionals from the non-profit, private and public sectors. The Board is seeking professionals from a variety of fields and sectors who are passionate and committed to helping Endeavour achieve a new level of success.

As an ideal candidate, you possess at least one of the following qualifications:

  • Fundraising expertise and practical experience
  • Expertise in corporate philanthropy/CSR
  • Expertise and networks in the capacity building community at the provincial or local level
  • Non-profit consulting expertise
  • Grant writing expertise and experience
  • Accounting expertise and Chartered Accountant designation
  • Knowledge of laws and legislations relevant to operating a charity
  • Experience working with Endeavour as a client/volunteer consultant/corporate partner

The following qualifications would also be valuable:

  • Experience working with Endeavour as a client/volunteer consultant/corporate partner
  • Experience working at a senior level in a non-profit organization
  • Fundraising expertise and practical experience
  • Expertise and networks in the capacity building community at the provincial or local level
  • Non-profit consulting expertise

Application

Apply for this volunteer opportunity by email with your cover letter and resume to Nominations Committee at nominations@endeavourvolunteer.ca with “Endeavour Board of Directors” in subject line by February 18th, 2017.