Thriving Non-Profits

Please note: registration for 2019 sessions is now closed. Check back in late October 2019 to apply for the 2020 sessions.

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

The Victoria Foundation, in partnership with Scale Collaborative, is pleased to announce the return of Thriving Non-Profits.

Now entering its fourth year, Thriving Non-Profits is a cohort program for organizations looking to increase their financial sustainability and deepen their impact by developing a range of strategies.

  • Social Enterprise
  • Capital Grants
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Fee for Service
  • Social Purpose Real Estate
  • Multi-Year Funding

Which combination is right for your organization?

Join more than 20 previous participating organizations in the movement to shift the community sector culture from scarcity to abundance, and from short-term projects to long-term outcomes. Many past participants have successfully implemented strategies developed by their organization during the program and maintain valuable connections with other leaders for ongoing support.

The program workshops in 2019 consist of two full-day sessions (January 22 and June 18) and four half-day afternoon sessions (February 12, March 5, April 9 and May 7). In order to be eligible to apply organizations must be located on South Vancouver Island and able to attend all six workshop days in person.

For more information about the program and how your organization can achieve greater impact and scale through financial diversification, view the Program Overview, and email or call Anna Glenny with any questions at or 250-381-5532.  A testimonial from past-participant, the Esquimalt Military Family Resource Centre, can be viewed here.

“Where else do you find a 6 month program where you get this calibre of tools and connection with colleagues – it’s unheard of.”  – Power to Be