Impact sector and non-profit resources including tools, reports, case studies and more from the Scale Collaborative team.
Business Legacies Initiative – Literature Review
What if non-profits could acquire existing businesses at risk of closure due to a lack of viable succession plan and convert them to social enterprise? This Business Legacies Initiative Literature Review assesses the feasibility of acquiring local businesses and converting them into social enterprises through a community-owned and controlled entity.
Research goals include:
Examining the current context facing small businesses and non-profits
Exploring community acquisitions as a pathway to scaling social impact
Scanning various asset types and strategies for community acquisitions
Identifying potential sources of financing for community acquisitions
Examining the performance of community assets and tools for measuring their success
Exploring the lessons learned from previous community asset acquisitions
Place-Based Impact Investment Opportunities for Local Governments on Vancouver Island
Scale Institute and Thrive Impact Fund, supported by BCIT, conducted primary and secondary research to address the gaps found in place-based impact investing (PBII) application and terminology for local governments across Vancouver Island, including the potential benefits and capacity to support local initiatives.
Please note: This webinar is NOT an update or informational session on COVID-19 itself, but is focused on how organizations can prepare, plan, mitigate and communicate effectively about your organizational response to the current situation.
Scale Collaborative and theDock exists to work with and support social, arts and cultural organizations that contribute greatly to the fabric and support systems of our communities. These are uncertain times that have implications on employees, beneficiaries and clients, and financial outlook. Organizations can take steps to understand the challenge and think through a strategy and response specific to your situation and needs.
On March 17 we hosted a webinar for senior leadership of non-profits and community organizations. Kimberly Nemrava, 30+ years with the Canadian Red Cross planning and responding to disasters, walked through the best practices, considerations and strategic planning organizations can take in response to COVID-19. You can watch a recording of the webinar below: