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Articles, tools, and resources for organizations working on some of our toughest community, social, and environmental challenges.

Impact and Social Enterprise Jobs

Are you looking to make a positive impact through your everyday work? Impact and social enterprise jobs provide meaningful work that contributes to the wellbeing of our communities and their people. We’ve rounded up some…

May 2022: Funding & Resources for Social Enterprises and Impact Organizations

Sustainable Recovery Grant In response to COVID-19, a funding stream is available to support sustainability and resilience for the charitable sector. Successful applicants will receive one-time grant funding for 6-12 months of customized coaching on…

Seeking Entrepreneurs-in-Residence for Social Impact

About The Role Purppl is seeking two or three permanent, part-time Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIR) to coach, collaborate, and build respectful and trusting relationships with social entrepreneurs and social impact leaders. Your work with clients will focus…

March 2022: Funding & Resources for Social Enterprises and Impact Organizations

  Social Enterprise & Scaling Impact Streams Innoweave provides funded coaching access for organizations looking to expand a program or implement a new approach or deepen their social impact. Yes, Purppl can provide the coaching….

February 2022: Funding & Resources for Social Enterprises and Impact Organizations

The Greater Good by Madeleine Shaw, Social Entrepreneur and Author. The Greater Good is an inspiring, practical and deeply personal look at a growing movement of non-traditional entrepreneurs whose ventures are focused on creating social…

January 2022: Funding & Resources for Social Enterprises and Impact Organizations

Valley First Community Endowment Projects that enhance the resourcefulness and resiliency of individuals in the Okanagan, Thompson and Similkameen regions. This focus can support programming that improves people’s capacity and ability to care for themselves…

November 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Kelowna General Operating Grant This program aims to provide assistance to non-profit arts, culture and heritage organizations which provide impactful, quality programs and services, demonstrate sustainable operations and contribute to the realization of the City’s…

Work with Purppl! Now Hiring an Impact Manager [closed]

Purppl is seeking an Impact Manager to build deep relationships with social enterprises, social purpose organizations and community stakeholders while supporting Purppl coaches (EIRs) to ensure client success and social impact. The Impact Manager is…

Work with Purppl! Now Hiring an Operations Coordinator [closed]

Purppl is seeking an Operations Coordinator to provide comprehensive coordination and administration for all of Purppl’s services and activities. This position plays a key role in supporting Purppl’s Impact Manager, Managing Director, and Entrepreneurs-in-Residence (EIRs)….

Recently Launched Social Enterprise makes impact on Canada’s first national Day for Truth & Reconciliation

Photo Credit: Kelly Terbasket overlooking her family’s traditional territory, at nkwrulauxw (yellow dirt). Photo by Chehala Leonard kinSHIFT generates over 700 paid registrations in 3 months, for workshop series for non-Indigenous settlers.   South Okanagan…

October 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Kamloops Social and Community Development Grant Interested organizations can apply for up to $30,000, and the grant can go towards operational costs, special projects or seed money for a social enterprise initiative. Projects will be…

September 2021: SoCent Funding & Resources

Thrive Impact Fund Thrive Impact Fund is a place-based fund that sees untapped potential in local communities and a desire for investors to see their money make both financial and impact returns. Who Should Apply…

Featured Client & Alumni Stories

Social Enterprise Profiles

Social Enterprise Profile: Kamloops Music Collective

The Kamloops Music Collective is committed to building a vibrant and diverse music culture in Kamloops by offering music-based programs to youth in the community. Through their education and programs, the Kamloops Music Collective inspires…

Social Enterprise Profile: Trellis

Trellis is an online platform that enables charities and non profits to showcase their impact and raise funds from their donors. Their software allows fundraising professionals and their donors the ability to simply create and…

Social Enterprise Profile: Elevation Outdoors

Elevation Outdoors is focused on breaking down barriers and helping young people find a passion to help them lead a healthy, happier life. Since their inception they have expanded their program offering to include snowboarding,…

Social Enterprise Profile: OGO Car Share Co-op

OGO Car Share Co-op is a social enterprise that launched in 2013 that gives Okanagan drivers a more affordable and environmentally responsible transportation option. Take a look at what Executive Director Christian Brandt had to…

Social Enterprise Profile: Clubhouse

NAME OF COMPANY: The Clubhouse Child Care Center TYPE OF ORGANIZATION: Registered Charity HEADQUARTERS: Kelowna NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: 50 YEAR FOUNDED: 1996 THE PROBLEM: Children often do not get enough outside time for play and…