Event Details

Dates: Sept. 28, 2022 and Oct. 5, 2022

Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Vancouver

Want to use your skills for good, but not sure how?

Are you a purpose-driven professional who’s looking for ways to volunteer your time? Are you a brand or organization that offers volunteer hours to your employees? Why not try skill-based volunteering? The best part: it’s flexible, remote and leverages your unique skills and expertise.

The Springboard Program enables you to make a positive impact by connecting your skills to nonprofits and cause-driven organizations in need.

We start by identifying the needs of local nonprofits and social enterprises, everything from a rebrand to a volunteer engagement program. Then we put a call out to you, and all the potential volunteers and brands. We get together to define a project, timeline, and roles – and get to work on the execution!

Brands for Better is here to support you in making a difference in your community – all while building new experiences and networks with impact-minded people.

We make the connection. You unleash your skills. Together, we make change happen.

Meet the causes who need your support!

CAUSE #1

A Better Life Foundation

Since 2013, A Better Life Foundation has been focused on food security by providing daily meals, training, education, practices inclusive hiring and takes climate change action to make a direct, meaningful difference in the lives of those who need it most. Every week, A Better Life Foundation invites neighbours from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside community for a free, 3-course sit-down dinner in the iconic Save On Meats building. They call it Plenty of Plates (POP), teambuilding with purpose, a community meal hosted by volunteer teams who fund the event and prep, cook and serve 80 people a home-cooked, nutritious and delicious meal.

Seeking help with:
· Growing the program
· Awareness campaign
· Repeat retention strategy
· Meaningful referral structure
· ‘Buyer’s guide’ creation
· Website and comms review

Volunteer skills needed:
· Sales and partnership specialists
· Digital marketing specialist with SEO knowledge
· Marketing strategist
· Copywriters, editors
· UX designers
· Graphic designers
· Photographers, videographers, content creators
· Non-profit operations / program management
· Data analysis and research skills
· Incentive design / referral program experience

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CAUSE #2

Share Reuse Repair Initiative

Share Reuse Repair Initiative is a women-led organization working to creating a circular economy that all Canadians can embrace in their daily lives and livelihoods, that serves as a meaningful waste and climate solution and supports resilient local communities. 

The Share Reuse Repair Initiative (SRRI) brings together government, business, and community innovators to build a culture and economy of sharing, reuse, and repair in the Greater Vancouver region in order to prevent waste, support lighter living and enable circular innovation.

Seeking help with:
· Brand purpose and positioning
· Brand messaging and tone
· Visual brand refresh
· Website revamp/content update
· Launch activation campaign

Volunteer skills needed:
· Brand strategists
· Marketing strategists
· SEO optimization specialists
· Digital marketing specialists
· Copywriters
· Photographers, videographers, content creators
· Web developers
· Web designers
· Graphic designers
· Business strategy and sustainable growth

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CAUSE #3

Return to Life

Return to Life Strategist, Chaandani Khan is looking to embark on a journey to help people with PPCS return to everyday tasks with ease and efficiency. PPCS (Persistent Post-Concussive Symptoms) is a common injury which is under-reported, under-diagnosed, and the population fighting through these symptoms are greatly under-served. People with PPCS become desperate to reclaim some semblance of their old life and/or abilities. Through one-on-one coaching, speaking engagements and program development, Chaandani will be tapping into her personal experience with a concussion brain injury to help those in need as they return to life.

Seeking help with:
· Business plan creation
· Audience research and needs analysis
· Partner research and planning
· Product/service R&D
· Brand identity

Volunteer skills needed:
· Biz dev specialists
· Biz dev coaches
· Finance planning and forecasting
· Training and program development strategists
· Learning & development specialists
· Market analysts
· Researchers
· Post concussion experts
· Product R&D and product market fit specialist
· Marketing strategists
· Graphic designers
· Photographers, videographers, content creators
· Copywriters

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Seeking Project Manager Volunteer

Be the expert organizer of people and tasks, liaise between the cause and the teams, and see the projects through to the finish line.
Commitment: Up to 9 months, 3 hour Bluesky Ideation, 2 hour prep, 2 hour Project Planning Session, ~1-2 hr / week

Deadline to register is March 1, 2024