Thrive Impact Fund focuses on providing flexible and patient loans, providing the right capital at the right time to help social enterprises grow, unlocking untapped potential in local communities and providing a way for investors to make both financial and impactful returns.
Investment in British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative (BCSPI) supports British Columbia small businesses, communities, and local workers through education, consulting, and support. The benefits will be felt as local government purchasing dollars are invested back into communities through the expansion of BCSPI.
There is a significant access gap to capital that is flexible, willing to risk and arrives at the right time. We decided to launch Thrive Impact Fund - an impact investment fund to remove capital barriers for non-profits, charities, and social enterprises.
During COVID, some non-profit organizations have had to scale quickly to meet spikes in demand. Quick growth brings stressors and challenges, and needs to be managed differently. Here’s how Soap for Hope Canada scaled, and strategies organizations facing fast growth can apply.
The non-profit sector runs on fumes, bolstered by the incredible innovation, passion and human power of volunteers and staff. And, historically, when the economy struggles, the sector has stepped up to take care of families, communities and vulnerable people, planet and animals.
As the non-profit sector experiences broad and long-lasting impacts in the face of COVID and struggles for survival, their ability to ‘do and advocate’ is significantly reduced. Foundations are needed here, right now. Here are some ideas for foundations to think about.
We need to yell to have the concerns of non-profits heard at the federal level. Better yet, how about a Minister?
We need a Minister. Not only in response to this year’s crisis and other urgent issues that arise, but also longer term, as an opportunity for Canada to build new ways to drive innovation in the social sector and ensure its vitality.
The non-profits sector is unique, requiring thought through and targeted responses to COVID-19. Sector survival is at stake. Let’s ensure the sector continues to provide services to community and comes out the other side validated, appreciated and ready to face new challenges.
In the early 2000’s, I was working in poverty alleviation. At that time, there was a shift in away from focusing primarily on income generation to understanding the role of assets in building personal and family financial security and wealth. Wealth holders
In the first session of Thriving Non Profits, participants unpack their limiting beliefs about money. The recent module 1 discussion brought out the critical importance of language: to note where it is holding us back and where it can leap us forward.