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Stronger Together: Building a BC Non-Profit Network

Connecting organizations and amplifying the voice of British Columbia’s non-profit sector

About the Feasibility Study

From August 2022 to March 2023, Vantage Point undertook a feasibility study to assess the BC non-profit sector’s interest and capacity to participate in a formal provincial network, and to identify the types of activities such a network could embark on together to achieve greater impact and visibility for the sector. 

The results indicated there are common challenges and opportunities shared by non-profit organizations across different sub-sectors and regions of the province that could be better addressed through a coordinated approach. Through this consultation process, Vantage Point learned there is interest from the majority of those consulted to explore the creation of a non-profit network in BC.  

Download the Stronger Together: BC Non-Profit Network Feasibility Study Report.

About the Network

Vantage Point is working to establish a BC Non-Profit Network composed of a diverse range of non-profit organizations in British Columbia.  

This broad, sectoral group includes umbrella organizations, registered charities and societies, non-profit cooperatives, social enterprises, industry organizations, and other entities supporting public benefit in BC, who will convene to address issues that affect BC’s non-profit sector.  

The network is governed by a representative steering committee that provides direction and guidance to Vantage Point on the network’s management, coordination, and administration. Read more information about our Steering Committee and current members here. 

Vantage Point will lead the network’s virtual and in-person engagements, sector research and data collection, and government relations.  

As we build the network together, we anticipate benefits to include increased connection and support among non-profits, the sharing and accessing of resources and best practices and a stronger advocacy voice for non-profits in BC.

Network Development Milestones:

  • September 2023 – Convening non-profits for input on network governance
  • February 2024 – Province of BC funding announcement & network launch event
  • March 2024 – Steering Committee recruitment and selection
  • April 2024 – Steering Committee inaugural meeting

Upcoming Engagement Opportunities:

  • July/August 2024 – Summer Social Event in Vancouver, BC – more details to come
  • September 2024 – Regional event in Kootenays – more details to come
  • November 2024 – Regional event on Vancouver Island – more details to come

Current Funders

The BC Non-Profit Network is supported through funding from the following partners:

  • Province of BC
  • Vancouver Foundation
  • Vancity Community Foundation
  • Lawson Foundation
  • United Way BC 
  • Victoria Foundation

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