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

Stay tuned for details regarding the 2021 cohort program


The Victoria Foundation, in partnership with Scale Collaborative, is pleased to present Thriving Non-Profits.

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 30 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.

Each participating organizational team will consist of three people who will all take part in workshops with coaching tailored to your goals. Ideally this would be a board member, your executive director, and a senior staff person. You will leave with a financial diversification strategy and an implementation plan for your organization, linked to the overall impact you want to create.

  • Six sessions in total — 2 full-day and 4 half-day
  • 10 hours of coaching support
  • A completed financial diversification plan
  • Presentation of your plan to the full cohort

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.

Learn how your organization can achieve greater impact and scale through financial diversification. A testimonial from a previous program participant can be found here.

For more information, contact us at grants@victoriafoundation.bc.ca.

“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