If you need support making your non-profit organization stronger, this program can help you increase capacity, become more sustainable and become more efficient.
This program can provide you with information resources. It can also connect you with an advisor who will assess your organization and provide recommendations. These services are free.
If the advisor thinks more specialized consulting support is needed, the program may also subsidize those services.
You can obtain advice in areas like these:
- planning and direction
- material resources
- human resources
- financial management
- legal/risk management
- community relationships.
The program does not provide grants or core funding, or fund activities like projects, professional development or training.
View the program overview.
Who Can Access This Program?
You may access this program if you represent an organization that:
- is based in the Trust region
- is a registered non-profit
- actively delivers programs that support broad public good (not programs that primarily benefit membership) in the Trust region.
Groups interested in starting a non-profit are not eligible.
For other eligibility requirements, contact the program assistant.
Starting November 28, 2016, BC’s new Societies Act will come into effect. Societies will have two years to update their constitution and by-laws to comply. We will be sharing resources and educational opportunities to support non-profits through this transition.
New! Upcoming workshops with Law for Nonprofits to help your transition:
- Nakusp, October 25. Register here.
- Kaslo, October 27. Register here.
- Kimberley, November 8. Register here.
- Cranbrook, November 23. Register here.
- Nelson, November 25. Register here.
More information on the Societies Act changes can be found here:
- The New Societies Act: General Information
- Law for Nonprofits
- Information for Extraprovincial Non-share Corporations Note: federally incorporated Not-for-profit corporations and Boards of Trade operating in BC have new filing requirements under the new Societies Act as well.
If you have questions about the Act or other topics on non-profit operations, please contact us:
Please click on the topic heading to find a variety of resources related to non-profit operations.
Courses and Training
Planning and Direction
The Non-Profit Essentials Webinar Series explores important topics that non-profit societies face today. Combining online videos with slide notes and workbooks, the series provides tools to expand the knowledge and build capacity in non-profit organizations across the Basin.
|Board Roles and Responsibilities|
|Evaluation: Measuring Success|
Fall 2017 Workshops
Our Non-profit Advisors Program can help you increase capacity, become more sustainable and become more efficient. These workshops help address issues the non-profit sector identified as priorities and common needs.
Meet the presenters and network with other non-profit participants, share and learn about non-profit operations across sectors.
Pre-registration is required. Workshops start September 22.
Cost: $10-20 per workshop.
Lunch and refreshments are hosted by the Trust on the Saturday full-day sessions.See Full Course Descriptions See Instructor Bios