Charities and Not-For-Profits
We look forward to helping charities and not-for-profit organizations looking to access pro-bono public affairs expertise and advice make a connection with one of our volunteers. Since CAN’s launch in 2013, our volunteers have assisted over 40 organizations with a range of public affairs and communications initiatives.
Based on our experience, it’s clear that many individuals with a background in public affairs and communications are looking for ways to volunteer that expertise in support of the work of charities and not-for-profits.
How the Canadian Advocacy Network works
The Canadian Advocacy Network (CAN) has been developed as a connector, ensuring that charitable and not-for-profit organizations looking to access pro-bono services are able to be matched with interested professionals who want to volunteer their time and expertise.
Regardless of which side of the relationship you are on, the process to become engaged with CAN is simple. Fill in the information requested, tell us a bit about yourself and we go from there.
CAN’s function as a connector stops once an organization and CAN volunteer have met. From there on, the partnership is up to both parties to support, leverage and maintain. The CAN team provides best practices and advice to participants as necessary, but the structure of the pro-bono relationship is up to both parties to define in terms of parameters, time commitment, priority issues to focus on, etc.
Important to note that any work between CAN and its partners is undertaken on a completely voluntary basis.
Stay tuned for information on upcoming networking and education events!
What People are Saying
See here for what Derek Juno at Mealshare has to say about CAN and all it has contributed to helping Mealshare, an organization committed to seeing an end to youth hunger.
CAN’S invaluable expertise and dedication to help organizations and individuals alike have contributed in bringing a local grassroots initiative on organ donation to the national stage. By providing their vast political insight alongside their breadth of communications knowledge and research abilities, CAN would be an asset to any organization to whom they choose to lend their focus and skills.
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