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

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

Now entering its fifth 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 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.

The program workshops in 2020 consist of two full-day sessions (January 21 and June 16) and four half-day afternoon sessions (February 18, March 10, April 14 and May 12). 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. A testimonial from a previous program participant can be found here.

To apply, please fill in our application form here and email it to Anna Glenny at

The deadline to apply is Noon, December 5th, 2019

We also will host an information session about the program on Tuesday November 5th from 3pm – 4pm. Please register in advance on Eventbrite.

Please email or call Anna at 250-381-5532 with any questions.

“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

The 2020 Cohort of Thriving Non-Profits is sponsored by: