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Coaching Program Builds Sustainability in Uncertain Times

By Interior Savings
July 7, 2020

If you’re a social purpose organization (charity, non-profit, social enterprise, co-operative, or for-profit social enterprise) in the Kamloops area, you’ll want to read on. You could receive up to twelve months of personalized coaching from experienced entrepreneurs who will help your organization build sustainability and resiliency – two keys to help your organization survive and thrive through the pandemic.

Purppl’s Resilience and Recovery Program is an entrepreneurial coaching program which helps social purpose organizations respond and adapt to the impacts of the pandemic. Its focus is on building sustainability in four key areas: revenue, operations, people and impact so these organizations can continue to do what they do best: working to address tough community, social and environmental challenges and helping to ensure the health and well-being of our cities and towns.

Purppl, a social enterprise accelerator, is offering this program in direct response to the challenges organizations are facing during these unprecedented times. They provide a customized program based on the needs of each organization. It includes structured mentorship, training and tools to help set the stage for healthy growth. If you’re not familiar with Purppl and their work, check out a these stories: Kamloops Music Collective | Kamloops Food Policy Council | The Big Edition.

As part of Interior Savings’ ongoing commitment to supporting our community through COVID-19, we’re pleased to partner with Kamloops Innovation, Valley First and the City of Kamloops to provide funding for social purpose organizations to participate in this program. It’s a wonderful example of community working together to build for the future. And better yet, it’s not just happening in one community. We’ve teamed up with United Way Southern Interior BC, Interior Savings, Valley First and the South and North Okanagan Community Foundations to bring this same program to the Okanagan.

Although the application period for the program in the Okanagan is closed (participants will be announced soon), applications are being accepted until July 15, 2020 for the Kamloops program.

Learn more about the Kamloops program here. Although the program is open to all Kamloops region social purpose organizations, preference will be given to social enterprise initiatives. If you know of an organization that would be a good fit, pass along the link and encourage them to apply before the July 15 deadline.