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

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…

Funding & Resources for Social Enterprises and Impact Organizations

UPCOMING DEADLINES   Canada Summer Jobs Wage Subsidy The Canada Summer Jobs program allows employers with 50 or fewer full-time staff to hire youth for Summer jobs and provides subsidies to help pay their wages….

Take 10 to know them, spotlight on a social impact leader

This month’s Purppl Partner is Zanette Johnson, Regenerative Community Facilitator at NewStories. Take a quick 10 to get to know this social enterprise leader! Where do you consider home? After twenty extraordinary years in Hawai‘i,…

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…

Three local social impact organizations to receive coaching support through funding collaboration

Three organizations in the Kamloops region who are helping to tackle key social challenges in our communities are the 2022 recipients of the Resilience & Recovery Grant. Kamloops Innovation, working with funding and delivery partners,…

Six Local Nonprofits Tackling Key Social Challenges to Receive Coaching Support with United Way BC and Partners

Six nonprofits in the Southern Interior who are helping to tackle key social challenges in our communities are the 2022 recipients of the Sustainable Recovery Grant. United Way British Columbia, working with other funding partners,…

Changing human behaviour, one social enterprise at a time

Photo Credit: Friendly Composting Social entrepreneurs like Katie and Claire are part of a growing, global movement of people pairing purpose and profit. When Katie Forsyth and Claire McLoughlin decided to go into business together…

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

This month’s Purppl Partner is Jessica Clement from Ashcroft HUB Society. Take a quick 5 to get to know this new social enterprise leader! What is your favourite part of your role with The Ashcroft…

Credit Unions team up to Support Kamloops Social Enterprises as social purpose becomes increasingly important to business success

Interior Savings and Valley First have teamed up once again to support social enterprise in Kamloops and surrounding area. For the fourth year in a row, the credit unions will sponsor social enterprises to participate…

Collaboration over competition makes for better business, relationships, AND social impacts.

More than a year since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of the crisis are still being deeply felt by many charities across the country. The latest data from Imagine Canada shows the…

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 Challenges Continue to Evolve

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, people, and impact. When these areas…

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…