LIFT provides the social purpose organizations in our portfolio with a multi-year package of support. Our highly engaged, specialized approach includes hands-on management support from our impact team, business expertise and resources from our national network of pro bono partners, and strategic funding made possible by the financial contributions of our investors. We leverage concepts of venture philanthropy that have been proven effective internationally. We apply a business mindset and resources to the social sector.
Venture philanthropy builds stronger social purpose organizations and helps them increase their impact on society. LIFT is a premium brand of choice for SPOs. We are validation that an SPO is efficient, measures performance and delivers real social impact. We have a proven and disciplined model to identify and scale up SPOs. Our endpoint is when a SPO has built the necessary foundation to support sustainable growth. Our SPO engagement can run 18 months to three years.
HANDS-ON MANAGEMENT SUPPORT
- Our LIFT team provides hands-on management support to a small number of social purpose organizations over a defined period of time.
- We collaborate with the organizations to develop and implement a strategic LIFT plan to increase accountability, sustainability, evaluation processes, and effectiveness.
- With financial contributions from our investors, we focus on the core operations of the social purpose organizations to improve their sustainability and operations
- We focus on building capacity to achieve scalable and measurable growth in social impact.
- We engage an extensive national partner network of businesses, service providers and other professionals that provide pro bono expertise to meet the specific needs of the social purpose organizations.
- We leverage financial investments with the value-added expertise of our LIFT team and partner network to deliver measurable social impact.
We aim to be a leader in advancing positive and lasting social change.
We strengthen social purpose organizations to make them sustainable and effective at delivering social impact that improves the health and productivity of Canadians.