Why get coached by our volunteer experts?
Skills volunteering: This is when a volunteer professional offers his/her time and expertise by sharing professional and personal skills with a non-profit organization.
To find answers
To further development
To increase your organization’s impact
To ensure its sustainability
Our experts help you overcome internal challenges.
With the support of our pro bono experts, you will integrate new skills into your organization and develop tailor-made solutions.
ToolBox can assist you with the biggest challenges that organisations face today:
Team management skills and inspirational leadership
“As a coordinator or director, I sometimes feel isolated and would like to have a place where I can share my experiences and feelings in complete confidentiality.” “I would like to improve my collaboration with my Board of Directors.” “I have difficulty managing conflicts within my team.”...
A strategy to support revenue diversification
“We need to diversify our revenue and find other sources of income. How can we do this?" “We would like to develop new activities that would allow us to be partially self-financed. How do we go about this?" “We want to renew or broaden our donor audience and rethink our fundraising strategy”...
A clear vision & mission
“Do our activities still meet the needs of our beneficiaries?” “Can or should our organization respond to these new needs?” “What ambition do we collectively wish to give to our organization?” “What will our organization look like in 10 years?” ...
“Our board is aging, and we want to renew it”, “We are unable to set the right dynamic within our board”, “We would like to improve the functioning of our board, or the cooperation between the board and our management”, “Our founder has left: a new dynamic is taking shape and we would like our board to reflects this new dynamic.” “We want to redefine the way decisions are made.”...
Efficient operational processes
“How can we (re)learn to work together in the current context?” “We want to digitize a number of our processes to save time and spend more time in the field with our beneficiaries.” “We have grown without taking the time to (re)define the roles and responsibilities of each of our functions.” ...
Our tailor-made support
ToolBox and its volunteer experts - the ToolBoxers - provide tailor-made support and multiple intervention formats for an effective response to diverse organisational challenges:
A duo of ToolBoxers provides guidance to organizations wishing to work on one or more questions in monthly 4-hour workshops programmed over a period of 12 to 18 months. This support is scalable, with the possibility of integrating new questions and/or bringing in new ToolBoxers, depending on the skills required.
Support by 1 or 2 ToolBoxers, depending on the skills needed, to help the organization find answers to a more specific question, over a shorter period of 6 to 12 months.
A team of 5 ToolBoxers is committed to assist the organization in a precisely defined challenge in monthly 4-hour workshops programmed over a period of 4 months.
A team of 8 to 15 ToolBoxers devotes a whole day to developing ways to solve a problem identified by the organization.
1 or 2 ToolBoxers address a specific question asked by an organization during a 2-hour session.
Group workshops and meetings allow you to continue developing your knowledge through our member network of organizations, ToolBoxers and partners.
Do you want to boost your organization?
The support process
Human relationships are the basis of our work. The ToolBox team remains by your side at every step of our collaboration to help you identify the solution best suited to your needs.
We get to know each other, we discover your organization and its challenges, we identify your needs and clarify your coaching request together.
We select volunteer experts whose professional and personal skills best match your needs and your organization’s thinking. You connect, and the collaboration begins.
Volunteer experts work with you to develop a tailor-made, effective and sustainable solution for your organization..
Your organization is strengthened by new skills that it can use autonomously.
ToolBox in 2021
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