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 is developed and delivered by Scale Collaborative, supported by Victoria Foundation, and sponsored by Coast Capital Savings.

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. Scale Collaborative, is pleased to bring the Thriving Non Profits Program to central and northern 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 will be delivered in a blended online model, with coaching. The program includes:

  • 10 modules across eight sessions
  • 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, visit

Apply to participate

To apply, please complete the application form here

The deadline to apply is 5 pm, February 19, 2021.

Online info session about the program

Scale Collaborative is holding an online information session about the program on February 1st, 2021 at 10:00am.

Please register in advance by clicking here.

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

Thank you to regional sponsor Community Futures Central Island.