About Us

We get it……

We’ve been there before

We know how hard it is, how it always feels like an uphill battle.

But there’s good news….there are better ways
That’s what inspired Christian and Nash to start Beyond the Bake Sale

We know that there are the old school ways of fundraising, and raising awareness: the Facebook post…..the Car Wash…..the Bake Sale…oh, the Bake Sale…

And we’d be lying if we didn’t admit that we’ve tried those all before, yet there’s always a better way.

That’s what we’re all about: helping you to do good, better.

Over our careers, we’ve helped raise over a million dollars for various charitable and nonprofit causes; mobilized hundreds of volunteers to give thousands of hours; and raise awareness for causes that we’ve been passionate about.

Now, we’re on a journey to uncover new ways that are creative, innovative and effective to help you raise more time, talent, treasure and awareness for the causes you care about.

We’ll bring our expertise to help break down the tricks, tactics, and tools which can help you, and by extension the causes you care about. We’ll also work to find answers to your questions, and empower you to do good, better

We can’t wait for you to join us as we aim to put the “fun” back into “fundraising”, and strive to move beyond the bake sale


 

Christian Robillard

Christian Robillard is a community fundraiser, master’s in philanthropy and nonprofit leadership graduate from Carleton University. He’s raised money, as well as recruited volunteers, for a number of causes: from those well known, to those obscure. He is a corporate sponsorship expert, event planner, and public speaker on all things charities. Christian is also a recipient of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers, the #OC150 award by the Government of Ontario, the Barbara McInnes Jr Superhero Award, and a number of other accolades for helping to build a smarter, more caring nation.

 

Nash Mendes

Nashveen (Nash) Mendes is a marketing and PR expert, creative strategist and communications professional. Nash has a diploma from Algonquin College in Public Relations, as well as a degree from Carleton University in Political Science. Nash has designed awareness campaigns, as well as guerilla marketing activations for a number of different causes to raise their profile in a significant way. Nash has also successfully led, and mobilized, hundreds of volunteers for various charitable and nonprofit causes, and motivated them to do the most good in the community.


Together, Christian and Nash have mobilized hundreds of volunteers, directed thousands of volunteer hours, and raised over a million dollars for various charitable and nonprofit causes. They’re curious about how people can do good better, as well as how individuals and groups can move beyond the bake sale, and raise more time, talent, treasure and awareness for the causes they care about.

 

 

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