A one-stop online portal for grassroots organizations and volunteer leaders
The Grassroots Growth Online Platform
Volunteer Toronto launched a new streamlined website that will make it easier for volunteer leaders to grow their project ideas and turn them into viable non-profit organizations. The first of its kind for grassroots groups — there’s no other online community of practice for volunteer-run groups to learn and connect with each other in Ontario.
The launch GrassrootsGrowth.ca follows a report from Volunteer Toronto about how small, volunteer-run organizations are making a big impact across Ontario and recommendations on how to improve resource support for these groups.
“With limited revenue and resources, grassroots groups struggle to access the non-profit sector best practices that help organizations manage volunteers effectively.
The website will be a freely accessible space for groups to take advantage of different types of learning materials, and network with other groups from across the Province.”
— David Allen, Executive Director of Volunteer Toronto
“The grassroots growth project has been incredible in building knowledge, sharing ideas and helping grassroots groups grow our communities across Ontario”
The Grassroots Growth website is now available to groups with no full-time paid staff and an annual budget of less than $75,000 per year, and includes the following free resources:
- Printable how-to handbooks and templates to address the specific needs of grassroots groups
- Opportunities to connect with experienced grassroots leaders
- Video series featuring grassroots leaders
- Community discussion forum
- Wiki resource directory