Ottawa, August 9, 2011 – One Change is pleased to announce that it has received a $78,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The announcement was made earlier today by Ottawa Centre MPP Yasir Naqvi and OTF representative Levit Koloko, who were both on hand to celebrate the announcement of this new funding.
The two-year grant will be used to help One Change develop a volunteer-management strategy that addresses recruitment, training, retention, best practices and long-term engagement plans.
“One Change is a truly inspiring organization, and I am thrilled that they have received funding through the Trillium Foundation,” said Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre. “The success of One Change has been grounded in their grassroots engagement, and this grant will allow them to grow their volunteer base and give even more people the opportunity to effect change in our community.”
“We are thrilled to have been awarded this grant from the Trillium Foundation,” said Stuart Hickox, President and Founder of One Change. “This gives us an opportunity to develop a program that fosters ongoing engagement with our volunteer base, ensures that we provide our volunteers with a rewarding experience, and also builds relationships that will help us staff future campaigns.”
Since 2005, One Change has brought together hundreds of community leaders and thousands of volunteers across North America to be local spokespeople for its energy conservation messages.
One Change empowers people to believe that simple actions matter and to make smart choices that protect the environment.
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About One Change
One Change is an award-winning not-for-profit, non-partisan charitable organization and 501(c)3 foundation with headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and project offices throughout Canada and the United States. One Change delivers innovative community-based social marketing campaigns aimed at delivering conversations to empower people to adopt money-saving, environmentally friendly behaviors. To date, One Change has engaged over 14,000 volunteers and 3,400 community groups in more than 1,200 communities across North America; and has delivered over 3.7 million free energy conservation measures alongside its Simple actions matter™ message. For more information, visit www.onechange.org.
About Ontario Trillium Foundation
A leading grantmaker in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities. www.trilliumfoundation.org
For more information, please contact:
One Change Foundation
613-232-5892 ext. 208