Thriving Non Profits Program

Supporting non profits to diversify revenue for greater impact

The non-profit sector is under considerable strain to deliver programs and services that address communities’ most challenging problems on a shoestring budget, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

The Thriving Non-Profits program is a leadership training program created by non-profit leaders for non-profit leaders. The program helps your organization develop the mindset, culture, and strategies required to integrate new entrepreneurial approaches to achieve financial resilience and greater community impact.

This 5-month cohort leadership training program will explore nine entrepreneurial revenue diversification strategies. 

Your organization will take part in online learning, interactive webinar sessions, and expert coaching to create a revenue diversification action plan customized to your specific circumstances. Each learning module integrates the real-life experience of leaders who understand the complexities and challenges of the non-profit sector.

Organizations located within or serving West Vancouver or the North Shore as part of their mandate are invited to join this Thriving Non-Profits. This cohort starts January 2023.

2023 Session

The 2023 cohort kicked off on January 17.  Welcome to this year’s cohort!

  1. Organic BC
  2. Lynn Valley Services Society
  3. NatureKids BC
  4. North Shore Mountain Bike Association 
  5. Whistler Adaptive Sports Program Society
  6. Foundry Victoria
  7. Canadian Council on Invasive Species
  8. Low Entropy Foundation 
  9. Create Vancouver Society 
  10. The Men’s Centre

We’d love to hear from you. Did you take the Thrive program?  Interested in the program? Are there other training sessions and topics you’re interested in? Email Denise,

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Thriving Non Profits is a cohort program that supports your organization to investigate and develop multiple revenue streams so you can plan for the future, navigate financial ups and downs and increase your mission impact.  Through online learning, virtual ‘live’ sessions, one-on-one coaching, peer learning and lots of team time to strategizes and map out your diversification plan.  Organization will complete program with a high-level strategy on up to 9 revenue streams and a presentation that can be used to engage the wider board, staff and community as you move your strategy into action. 

The 2023 session starts in January For more information on the program join our information session on October 26 or review the below resources:

  • Highlights of program information session held on October 26, 2021.   You can find the 12 minute  recording here.
  • Watch the 2022 information session recording
  • Visit the Thrive site

If you are interested in participating in the 2023 session, please email us as 

Spring 2022 program

2022 was the 2nd year to offer the program on the North Shore. The delivery was still via Zoom and 8 organizations participated:

  1. Disability Alliance BC
  2. North Shore Community Resources
  3. Capilano Community Services Society
  4. Water Rangers
  5. Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC
  6. Dundarave Festival of Lights Society
  7. Rise Women’s Legal Centre
  8. Sea Smart

Congratulations to this year’s participants!  We can’t wait to see your projects come to life. 


2021 Pilot Program

The North Shore pilot program wrapped up July 28th, 2021. The West Vancouver Foundation brought the program to the North Shore, with participants located in Lillooet, the North Shore and the Downtown Eastside.  If your organization has been wanting to diversifying your financial model, this program can help you dedicate the time, while providing the resources and coaching to make it happen. 

The 2021 Thriving Non Profits was a 3-month cohort program, delivered online (future programs will run over 4 months). Three participants (Board member, Executive Director and staff) are recommended to attend modules and receive organizational-specific coaching. The program involved 10 modules delivered during six workshop sessions as well as 10 hours of pod-coaching support. Each module integrates the real-life experience of organizational leaders who understand the complexities of social purpose organizations. See the modules overview here. 

The 2021 cohort included Ocean Ambassadors Canada, The Starfish Canada, North shore Multicultural Society, North Shore Volunteers for Seniors, Mountain Mentors Society, Veterans Memorial Housing Society, Lillooet Learning Communities Society.

More Information

Looking for more information on the program? Watch the Info Session and Teaser Videos.

Delivered by Scale Collaborative and sponsored in part by Coast Capital Savings