Historically, organizations designed to serve the community and organizations designed to maximize private profits have been kept separate from one another.
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At a time when saving money and creating real value is more important than ever, governments across Canada are finding efficiencies and increased impact from public spending. As our city continues to recover from challenging economic times, The City of Calgary is exploring social procurement as a strategy to encourage local entrepreneurship, economic innovation and […]
Individuals starting a social enterprise sometimes don’t realize how important it is to select the right legal structure for the organization.
Local investing is the magic of people investing in people — their neighbours and local businesses, and it’s making a sizeable impact across Alberta, keeping more money in the local economy and creating local jobs. Thrive is looking to raise capital for Calgary businesses through Local Investing YYC, a local investment co-op. Members of Local […]
The twice-yearly Thrive Accelerator is designed for existing businesses to scale their social impact while strengthening their financial sustainability. In six months participants gain new skills to up their business aptitude while growing their understanding of how to address social issues through business. The spring session kicked off on March 13, and we are excited […]