Thriving Non-Profits

It is very easy to fall into a silo when you are trying to fund your organization day to day and this cohort experience allows you to break away from that constraint and think more along a long-term horizon.” – Robert Bateman Foundation

Thriving Non-Profits is a six-month cohort program for non-profit and charitable organizations looking to increase their long-term financial sustainability and deepen their impact by developing a range of strategies.

Thriving Non-Profits has been operating in Victoria for five years, helping organizations shift from scarcity to abundance, and from short-term projects to long-term outcomes. The Nanaimo Foundation, in partnership with Scale Collaborative, is pleased to bring the Thriving Non-Profits Program to Central Vancouver Island.

Participating organization team

Each participating organization will have a three-person team who will all take part in workshops and receive coaching tailored to your goals between workshop sessions. Ideally this team would be a board member, executive director and a senior staff person.

Program Overview

Thriving Non-Profits program includes:

  • Six sessions in total:
    • two full-day in-person sessions
    • four half-day sessions: delivered online
  • 10 hours of coaching support
  • A completed financial diversification plan
  • Presentation of your plan to the full cohort

You will leave with a financial diversification strategy and an implementation plan for your organization, linked to your organization’s mission, impact and scaling goals.

For more information about the program and how your organization can achieve greater impact and scale through financial diversification, view the Program Overview

Apply to participate

In order to be eligible to apply, organizations must be located in the Regional District of Nanaimo or within the boundaries of School District 68.

To apply, please fill in our application form here and email it to Laurie Bienert at [email protected]

The deadline to apply is 5 pm, May 1, 2020.

Online info session about the program

We are hosting an online information session about the program on April 15th, 3 – 4 pm. Please register in advance by clicking here.

Please email or call Laurie at 250-667-4292 with any questions.

This program is made possible with generous support from Coast Capital Savings.

Thank you to our regional sponsor Community Futures Central Island.