The Chamber Charity Connect Program

supporting charities working to better our community

The Chamber Charity Connect Program

supporting charities working to better our community

The Charity Connect program has four aspects designed to help us support community good works by promoting the activities of our Member charities, engaging more people in volunteerism and bringing people together to raise funds for Member charities.

A Tier of Membership Designed Just for Charities

Charity Connect is an entry-level Membership created for registered charities with under 25 staff looking to work closely with the business community.  In addition to all the benefits of our Connect-level Membership, Charity Connect includes features like an enhanced Directory Listing and a searchable Registered Charities category, a free Member Profile and a free yearly eBlast.  Learn more about the Charity Connect Membership here.

 #MemberLovin & Giving Tuesday

In an effort to amplify the work of our registered charities, The Chamber has developed a focused digital strategy to expand the ways we share news and/or regular updates from organizations to our members across multiple platforms.

The Chamber has implemented new tools such as Member Lovin’ and Giving Tuesday to promote content directly to the business community.

Together we continue to encourage members to advocate for organizations by  sharing their campaign, event and/or fundraising initiative content with your peers.


Match-Making Service

Charities engage in a variety of activities and promotions throughout the year in pursuit of their goals. Like for-profit organizations they’re subject to human resources issues, capital expenses, operational expenses and legislative challenges and their immediate needs can change from week to week. They also engage in special projects from time to time which may require support and funding outside their regular activities.  In order to maintain up to date information about charity Members, we’ll be performing ongoing quarterly interviews with them and looking for opportunities to match their needs with our business Members’ capacities.

At the same time, business Members looking to expand their relationships with Thunder Bay’s charities and perform more community good works can schedule intake interviews with Chamber staff.  Through these interviews we’ll gather information about our business Members’ capacities and areas of interest.  Participating business Members will receive referrals from us when we identify opportunities that match their preferences.   Want to schedule an intake interview for your business?  Contact us today!

Charity Connect @Charity Events

One of the best ways to build connections between supporters and the charities that make Thunder Bay stronger is old-fashioned, hands-on, personal experience.  Charity Connect events provide opportunities for charities to host groups of Chamber Members on their premises for activities that support the charity and give attendees an insider view of how the organization works.  Attendees can participate in a fun activity, get to know the charity, and network with like-minded Members.  These events will be promoted through the Chamber’s event calendar, our weekly eNews and our Facebook events.

Our community programs connect businesses together with Thunder Bay's hard-working charities.

Join us today.