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                     Invitation to Program Sustainability Workshop

Do you struggle to keep great programs running? Have you successfully secured grants to launch new services only to have to scale them back or eliminate them once the funding is used up? It’s estimated that up to 40% of all new social programs do not last long beyond their initial funding. Program sustainability is also a common question on grant application forms and one that many grantees struggle to answer confidently. Would you like to be assured of ongoing sustainability for your major programs?   If so, Sunshine Coast Community Foundation, in partnership with Community Solutions and Pender Harbour Community School, invites you to take part in a half-day workshop on


The Community Foundation is pleased to host a hands-on workshop with Kylie Hutchinson. Kylie is a consultant and trainer with over 30 years’ experience specializing in program planning and evaluation. She has trained community organizations and funders across BC and North America in program sustainability planning. Kylie’s book, Survive and Thrive: Three Steps to Securing your Program’s Sustainability provides step-by-step advice to identify actions you can take to secure funding for your programs. Written in a user-friendly style and packed with current research, relevant case studies, and practical exercises, Survive and Thrive is the definitive guidebook on how to develop a sustainability action plan.

In this interactive capacity-building workshop, you will learn what factors can increase the sustainability odds of your programs and how to develop a formal sustainability plan. Each participant will receive a copy of the book to take back to their organization.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (tea, coffee, and snacks included) Pender Harbour School of Music 12956 Madeira Park Rd, Madeira Park, BC V0N 2H0

Cost $20.00 (Includes a copy of Kylie’s book, Survive and Thrive)

Please RSVP by November 15th to [email protected]

(Mail a cheque to the Community Foundation at P.O. Box 1343, Sechelt, V0N 3A0 or pay in person at Pender Harbour Community School, 5012 Gonzales Road, Madeira Park)   Sunshine Coast Community Foundation is very grateful to the Vancouver Foundation for its financial contribution to this workshop.