No Space For Hate: Purppl Stands for Inclusion and SOGI

At Purppl, our mission revolves around nurturing a just and regenerative economy that benefits everyone, regardless of who they are, who they love or how they identify. Our vision is firmly rooted in principles that…

A journey to raising investment while challenging Capitalism

“We can’t Capitalism our way out of Capitalism,” were my words to a Zoom room full of social purpose leaders this past spring while sharing about Purppl’s path to taking on investment. Capitalism is a…

11 Ways Any Business or Organization Can Create Lasting Impact – From B Corps to Impact Measurement

In today’s world, creating a positive impact is not just a moral obligation, but an opportunity – and a competitive advantage. Customers, investors and employees expect businesses and institutions to go beyond profits and meaningfully…

Five essential practices of good impact measurement

We proudly give credit and appreciation to the Common Approach for the images and quotes in this blog to describe the Essential Practices. For a more detailed guide please see the Common Foundations of Impact…

Release: Thrive Impact Fund Expands into Interior Region of BC Thanks to New Partner and Investors

The unique impact investment approach of Thrive Impact Fund (TIF) has expanded to benefit communities across BC. TIF invests in social and environmental organizations, projects and entrepreneurs that face barriers to accessing financing. Read the…

Grant to Support Sustainability in Charities as Demand for their Services Surge

The Sustainable Recovery Grant (SRG), a multi-year partnership from local funders, provides entrepreneurial coaching to charities to help them build sustainability and resilience in four key areas: revenue, operations, leadership, and impact. This focus of…

Analog Social Enterprise Goes Digital

In March 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic closed down many workplaces across Canada, Connect Counselling (which provides counselling for the community) faced much uncertainty. Connect Counselling (referred to as Connect) provides affordable and professional counselling…

IndigenEYEZ Pilots New Revenue Stream to Increase Impact

We humbly acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the unceded, unsurrendered territory of the Syilx (Okanagan) People. In an age of global capitalism, climate change and extractive economic models, we have a…

Globalization and the Emergence of Local Social Enterprise

As the pandemic continues to destabilize communities around the world, the importance of local social enterprise models is emerging. The Naramata Centre and Purppl hosted an interactive discussion about the topic and participants came together…

United Way and local partners announce Sustainable Recovery Grant recipients

July 13, 2020 – United Way Southern Interior BC (SIBC) announced today the recipients of a new grant stream designed to address the emerging and sustainability needs of charities dealing with COVID-19. United Way partnered with Interior Savings Credit Union, the Community…

Independence only a call away – Okanagan Charity pivots to open social enterprise despite pandemic

The Need Building on the need for vitamin D for the human race, CRIS Adaptive is going ahead with its launch of its Adaptive Rental social enterprise.  In partnership with RDCO, Adaptive Rentals is taking…

The Blinding Light of Privilege

It’s Happening Here The last two months have brought to the forefront just how ugly privilege can be. While many suffered, billionaires increased their wealth amid COVID-19. US police allowed white people to show up…