Are you tired of short-term and unpredictable revenue preventing you from working on real, systemic solutions? Want to move from scarcity thinking to abundance?
The Impact & Leadership Development Program (ILDP) helps emerging social entrepreneurs and impact leaders in the Okanagan, Similkameen, Columbia, Shuswap, or Kamloops and surrounding areas achieve diverse, predictable revenue that allows you to think and act long-term.
Apply by June 13, 2023.
Program Focus Areas
Through the ILDP, Purppl’s team of experienced Entrepreneurs In Residence walk alongside you to build your capacity and capability in four key areas.
Clarify your intended impacts, agree on how you’ll get there, set actionable operational objectives and share data-supported stories of impact.
Build, refine, and grow a sustainable revenue model. Deepen your understanding of the metrics that impact your sustainability.
Improve capacity and operational efficiency. Evolve products, services, or technology to meet changing demands.
Strengthen teams, culture and leadership. Establish objectives, key results, accountability and focus.
Our approach is respectful, relational and collaborative. We begin with dialogue and lots of listening to understand you and your organization.
Together, we define your objectives and clarify relevant activities to lead to the intended outcomes.
We measure progress on our intended objectives every three months to reflect on shared learnings and inflection moments.
We walk alongside you to achieve the shared objectives – and hold you accountable, with patience and curiosity.
Get to know our team
When you work with Purppl you get a team of experienced Entrepreneurs In Residence (EIRs) nurturing your capacity and capability to lead your organization into new phases of impact and opportunity. Read their bios here.
PAST PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
We work with diverse organizations primarily led by women, often serving marginalized populations, and that are inherently entrepreneurial. Many are led by folks with lived experience of the challenges their organizations seek to impact.
How the program works
In addition, ILDP partners gather around ILDP participants mid-way through and at the end of the engagement to discover additional opportunities to support their work, as well as to provide new perspectives and introductions to relevant folks in their networks.
Grants from ILDP partners cover the majority of the program costs, however successful applicants are required to pay a small contribution to the program costs as a reflection of their commitment.
- Charities, non-profits or social purpose organization operating a social enterprise or committed to launching/expanding a revenue-generating program
- Located within the Okanagan, Similkameen, Columbia, Shuswap, or Kamloops and surrounding areas
- Facing challenges or opportunities in one or more of the four focus areas: impact model, business model, operations and leadership development
- Have a paid leadership staff member who is ready to participate in bi-weekly coaching meetings and is committed to investing time, energy and money into their growth and capacity building
- Able to contribute a minimum of 25% of the program costs ($3,000-$6,000) for the duration of the 6- or 12-month program. (Some organizations with greater ability to contribute more may be asked, but not required, to do so.)
- They should be part-way along their social enterprise journey and not in crisis mode.
how to apply
Eligible organizations are invited to submit a short application to The Impact & Leadership Development Program.
The application deadline is Tuesday, June 13, 2023, at 5pm PST. Shortlisted applicants may be contacted for a short discovery call. Successful applicants will be notified on July 17, 2023.
For more information on the grant, please contact Domenica Chieffo, Programs Operations Coordinator of Purppl CCC at email@example.com or Naomi Woodland at NaomiW@uwbc.ca, Regional Coordinator, Community Impact and Investment with United Way SIBC.
Impact & Leadership Development Program Partners
Purppl is grateful to be part of a coalition of impact-aligned partners who make this program possible. Our partners in the region have stepped up year after year to bring the necessary funding and support to develop the capacity of leaders in this sector.
In the Okanagan and Southern Interior, ILDP partners include United Way BC, Interior Savings, Community Foundation of the North Okanagan, Community Foundation of the South Okanagan-Similkameen, Central Okanagan Foundation, and Valley First, a Division of First West Credit Union. In Kamloops and surrounding areas, the partnership includes Valley First, and Interior Savings. Meanwhile, Purppl delivers the coaching.
Interested in becoming a partner? Connect with us to explore how a program like this could be created in your area.
“Social purpose organizations are leading a movement to build a just, regenerative economy that builds a better future for all. Supporting these organizations with leadership development and customized coaching is a critical investment.
We’re seeing long term outcomes like revenue diversification, growth in social enterprise revenue, and stable, confident leadership in participating organizations. As a group of community partners, we’re delighted to keep supporting capacity building in local social purpose leaders.”
Community Foundation North Okanagan