On Tuesday, United Way hosted a free “Enterprising Non-Profits” (ENP) workshop for over 30 participants in Kamloops. One of our outcomes is supporting non-profit organizations in our community to build capacity and the purpose of the workshop was to introduce non-profits within our region to the concept of integrating social enterprise into their work and funding opportunities available to them.
It was an informative day as David LePage, ENP Program Manager, shared success stories from other non-profits that have developed social enterprises in communities across BC. ENP operates a grants program each May and November to fund non-profits wanting to pursue planning or research around developing a social enterprise. All attendees from yesterday’s workshop are now eligible to apply.
Thank you to the City of Kamloops for providing space at Interior Savings Centre.
Enterprising Non-Profits was founded in Vancouver, BC, in 1997 and has now expanded to several other cities across Canada. Their objectives are to support enterprise development, create a supportive public policy environment for social enterprise, enhance market opportunities for social enteprise, and increase access to capital for social enterprise.