history Founded in 2014, Scale Collaborative initially set out to support community level initiatives to scale up for greater impact. Our team quickly found that many initiatives were met with uncertainty due to changing funding models and a lack of resources and capacity to scale. We shifted to explore how non-profits could become more independent, resilient and impactful. Financial independence and diversification are key to resilient organizations that are then able scale innovation and increase their impact. aboutWe support leaders, organizations and public institutions to incorporate enterprising and impactful approaches to strengthen local communities and social economy. We’ve written countless grants, managed complex teams, developed social enterprises, acquired real estate and negotiated corporate partnerships. Our team has a track record of entrepreneurial thinking and doing, and of strengthening the organizations who have hired us. We’ve done it all – just like many non-profit leaders. We love this sector and we see the opportunity for change everywhere.
Since 2014, we have worked with hundreds of organizations and have convened initiatives such as Social Enterprise Catalyst (30+ partners) and Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative (20+ members). In response to COVID-19 and in partnership with community allies, Scale supported 50+ non-profits and charities through ‘Survive & Recover’ and THRIVE programs with a focus on financial resilience. Scale manages theDock – Centre for Social Impact, a community space for social entrepreneurship, coworking and community gathering, innovative programs and events.