Had I not had to move, I would very likely still be working there and have advanced since then. They promote new learning opportunities and are open and encourage employees to learn new skills and shadow management to help create their own path.
I would start each day by having a review meeting with my team to ensure everyone was on the same page, nothing was left behind and gave my employees the chance to discuss any difficulties or concerns they had.
As I managed the payroll for three different legal entities (2 in Canada and 1 in USA) we processed at least one payroll each week.
Fundraiser (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 22 July 2018
I used to work there as a fundraiser for Myanmar refugees program, i was successful in generating funds through door to door and phone follow-ups. Employees and my supervisor was really friendly who helped in my work as a fundraiser.
Fundraiser/Supervisor (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 3 July 2018
Great introductory job to non profits and communication. I learned a lot about myself and the world through the variety of organizations I represented over the years. Team motivational building was essential however the company has a high turnover rate and the job was very competitive and there was a lack of emotional support from management .
Incredible workplace, until you have to deal with upper management
Team Leader/Supervisor (Former Employee) – all across canada – 28 May 2018
I've never felt so welcomed into a workplace Everyone is treated like family and is more than willing to help those struggling in what could be considered a 'high pace sales environment'. Easy to move up in company, and the pay is fantastic but only if you can do the job. Everyone starts out as a fundraiser, high pressure and high energy work environment you'll have to pass an evaluation period to make sure you're suited for the position
You'll hangout and meet some ride or die homies while (basically) being paid to do so
Upper management takes everything personally and is all sorts of unprofessional
Fundraiser (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 24 May 2018
Working at public outreach as a street fundraiser was the best decision I've made in my life. I would have worked there for free because I have never enjoyed working anywhere as much. The culture and people there are amazing and you will grow so much as a person. I am truly grateful for having worked there
Fundraiser (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 3 May 2018
This was one of the most challenging jobs I have ever heard getting rejected huundreds of times everyday if very mentally draining but, when you actually do get a monthly donor there is not a feeling more rewarding. sponsoring a kid that you will never meet but you know you helped is a very powerful thing and despite countless rejection those yeses you do receive makes it all worhtwhile.
Fundraiser (Former Employee) (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 April 2018
I was working there for 3 weeks and failed to meet $10 of my goal even though I raised $70 of my training. I was let go without any valid explanation, even though they told me getting a $50 amount on my first day was great and continued to show exponential performance.
Some coaches were fun, but others prepped people to fail, from bad advice to unsupporting tactics. Management needs to get their act together and tame
Poor communication, poor management, and horrible coaches
Street Team Member (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 16 March 2018
I was very unimpressed with the way the company and the employees handled things. I worked for a week and was let go after being told the same day that I was doing extremely well and would definitely continue to improve quickly. I was not given a valid explanation for the change in my employment status and it was a surprise after getting praise while working. For people who work to raise funds for such a great cause to be so inconsiderate and wishy-washy made me rethink how I see this organization and I hope this review makes people think before applying to an employer like this as I would not recommend this job to anyone.
high hourly wage.
poor/no support from coworkers, poor communication, very pushy sales tactics.
Fundraiser (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 8 March 2018
its a good place if you are a public speaker, i do not recomend it if you are shy you might not be able to convince people to donate. you may be place either walking door to door, or go to the mall or even talk to the person over phone. i got door to door it was fun and chill but hard to get people to donate.
Intern (Former Employee) – Waterloo, ON – 21 February 2018
It is a great place to work in with friendly co-workers Educated the purpose and benefits of UNICEF fund-raising program to 100+ donors Developed fundraising strategy according to the different demographics on every door All in all, I learned essential people skills.
Fundraiser (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 5 January 2018
Working as a Fundraiser at Public Outreach was the best experience I've ever had so far. The team is amazing. Great people to work with. They are always positive and support you to the max to ensure your success at the work you do. If you are looking for a place to gain work experience, help others and be surrounded by great/ joyful group of people, Public Outreach is the best place to go to. I give it 5/5 Stars.
Very positive work environment, lots of growth available
Fundraising Coordinator (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 10 December 2017
This is a workplace where innovation and hard work are always rewarded.
People from all types of backgrounds are accepted, and can contribute to causes that have a real impact. If you're not sure how to get started with non-profits, or are just looking for a meaningful career then this is a great place to try.
There are tonnes of options for advancement, the staff teams are friendly and supportive, and the job is alot of fun if you have the right attitude about meeting new people.
Good management structure and growth
Not for lazy people. Poor work ethic is not rewarded.