The Sustainable Funding Initiative (SGI SFI) is designed to meet the needs of the Southern Gulf Island non-profit volunteer community. The SGISFI combines resource knowledge, education and training, outreach and direct support to build individual and organizational capacity.

Are you interested in building your organizational capacity? Our resource portal contains:

  • how-to guides

  • information about post-secondary co-op and intern programs

  • grant seeking info

  • templates, activities and tutorials

  • Our newsletter archive

Our facilitators deliver workshops on a range of grant and capacity building topics, including:

  • Non-profit governance

  • Board development

  • Succession planning

  • Volunteer recruitment

To learn about upcoming workshop series, please subscribe to our newsletter.

The Sustainable Funding Initiative delivers a range of direct support services to SGI organizations, including:

  • Grant seeking

  • Working with groups to articulate goals, connect to funding opportunities, and make successful applications for funding

  • Assisting groups to understand funder requirements, relationship development with funders

  • Providing templates for proposal writing

  • Grant newsletter and direct emails

  • Proofreading and feedback

Scholarly Seniors offers skill training and hands-on labs for SGI seniors on a range of topics:

  • Social Media Basics

  • Online Tools and Technology

  • Grant Writing

  • Business Writing

  • Minute Taking

Our monthly newsletter is packed with grant opportunities for non-profit organizations and small business. We also connect you to capacity building and educational resources such as student internships, workshops, video tutorials, templates and guides, and local non-profit news.

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