Blending Profit and Purpose: How Purppl Thrives as a Community Contribution Company

What is a Community Contribution Company (CCC) and why is Purppl one? Business has a critical role to play in shaping culture and communities. Since the industrial age, for-profit models of product and service delivery…

Story of Impact: Working with the seasons to build a more sustainable social enterprise

Organization, Efficiency, Profitability: How Victory Gardens optimized their ability to work within a seasonal schedule Victory Gardens is a worker-owned co-op that designs, builds and maintains ecologically productive gardens in Vancouver, BC. The food-focused landscapes…

Understanding Social Finance for Social Impact

Social finance leverages capital to achieve social, cultural, and environmental goals along with financial returns. It’s a way for social enterprises and impact organizations to add flexible capital where other funders may be unwilling to…

Story of Impact: Improving how one city measures and communicates the value of partnership

From Outputs to Outcomes: How the City of Kelowna is Improving Impact Measurement and Storytelling Like many municipalities, the City of Kelowna works with a network of community partners who play an important role in…

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…

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…

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…

Learning in Relationship Podcast: Interview with Andrew and Kelly

Being in relationship is the spark, the pax’t, as they say in the Syilx nsyilxcən language, that deepens our understanding and moves us forward to create a better future. Building and healing through respectful relationships…

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…