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

Moving from Outputs to Outcomes: ESG and Impact Measurement

How do we measure impact? This is a difficult question to answer, and there is an increasing amount of pressure on organizations to do exactly that. Sue Manzuik, Community Engagement Specialist at Interior Savings; Peace…

Funding & Resources for Social Enterprises and Impact Organizations

ONGOING FUNDING TELUS Indigenous Communities Fund We provide flexible grants to Indigenous organizations, not-for-profits and community groups. Grants are available up to $50,000 and are to support Indigenous-led initiatives that support tangible positive outcomes. Requests…

Impact and Social Enterprise Jobs & Opportunities

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

Holding Hope – Insights from Purppl’s 2023 Impact Report

As we wind down the year, the Purppl team is thrilled to share our 2023 Impact Report. This report is not simply a summary of what we’ve done, but a celebration of the collective journey…

Emerging Patterns in Impact Investing

  “There’s enough money in the world. We don’t need more money. What we need more of is positive impact,” said Kristi Fairholm Mader, Managing Director of Thrive Impact Fund, at Connect Money Impact 2023…

Reigniting Hope and Cultivating Belonging Through the Social Enterprise Movement

“This is not a land acknowledgment. This is an acknowledgment of the work that needs to be done,” said Kelly Terbasket, Co-Founder and Program Director of IndigenEYEZ & kinSHIFT, reciting Heather George’s words as she…

Vinod Rajasekaran on the Massive Opportunity of 21st Century Social Change

What gives us hope for the future? Right now, we stand before a massive, once-in-a-400-year opportunity: to create a world where we are fundamentally trusting and co-creating the systems we live in. It is a…

Thrive Impact Fund invests in affordable, sustainable co-op housing

We’re celebrating! Purppl’s impact investment collaboration, Thrive Impact Fund, just committed to its first investment in BC’s Interior: Propolis Cooperative Housing Society, a new Kamloops-based non-profit housing cooperative with a mandate to build affordable, sustainable homes. With…

Meet the newest member of our team: Segun Fatudimu

Meet Segun Fatudimu, who recently joined Purppl’s staff as Impact and Engagement lead after serving as Entrepreneur In Residence since the spring of 2022. In his new role, Segun serves as the key touchpoint for…

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…

Impact & Leadership Development Program launches in Prince George

ILDP program offers coaching and support to Prince George-based social purpose organizations seeking to deepen community impact and strengthen financial sustainability.  Alongside the Prince George Community Foundation and Interior Savings Credit Union, Purppl is excited…

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…

Featured Client & Alumni Stories

Social Enterprise Profiles

Take 5 To Know Them, Our Spotlight on a Social Impact Leader

This month’s Purppl Partner is Naomi Woodland from the United Way British Columbia. Take a quick 5 to get to know this leader! Where do you consider “home”? Home is an interesting concept, my roots…

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…