Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship Made Easy
Impact Toolbox empowers entrepreneurs to integrate social impact and environmental sustainability deeply into their business strategies. We also guide social change-makers to transform their visionary ideas and passion into thriving social enterprises.
Our incubation program helps turn ideas into successful social enterprises.
We provide a comprehensive and structured program designed to help social change leaders and socially minded entrepreneurs refine their ideas and develop strategies to increase the chances of success, growth, and long-term sustainability of their enterprises.
We offer this program in cohorts, and it is available to a diverse audience. Cohorts run for two or four months, depending on the cadence and contexts of the participating groups.
Unlock your potential for social change with Impact Toolbox's Social Entrepreneurship Courses! Designed for entrepreneurs and social change makers, our courses are your pathway to transforming passion into impact. Gain practical skills, access valuable resources, and develop the capacity to launch successful social enterprises. Our flexible and simple training model is tailored for people from diverse backgrounds, providing the support you need on your journey to generate consistent revenue and create lasting change. Join us and turn your ideas into a powerful force for positive economic and social transformation!
We induce sustainable and regenerative socio-economic development by empowering equity-deserving people to become successful social entrepreneurs and innovators.
The Future Founder’s Fellowship (F3) trains teenagers in leadership, entrepreneurship, and digital skills. It aims to nurture a formidable network of young social innovators who collaborate and leverage technology to address critical challenges affecting their communities.
The Future Founder’s Fellowship (F3) is a practical learning experience where a cohort of participants are supported working as a team to create a community development project. Such a project must be aligned with one of the sustainable development goals.
If you’re passionate about making a difference in your community and want to kickstart your social change adventure, the Youth in Development Fellowship is the place to be. Top-notch global experts will train you, and you’ll dive into practical workshops, peer mentorship, and exclusive networking opportunities. This fellowship is all about unleashing your inner entrepreneur and giving you the tools to lead a sustainable social transformation. Join the ranks of past YID Fellows who’ve gone on to create impactful social enterprises, build successful careers in the social sector, and transform their communities for the better.
The program has been a stepping rock in my entrepreneurship career and is where I first understood that the Impact model is as essential as the business model.
The program has been a stepping rock in my entrepreneurship career and is where I first understood that the Impact model is as essential as the business model. The two are needed when ESG is becoming imperative in venture building. I have learnt the application of a Theory of Change for ventures, grant writing and more from the impact toolbox and the myriad of sessions held during the program. I have met other awesome social entrepreneurs transforming their communities with their interesting ventures. As a budding social entrepreneur, this is a program to participate.
Founder & CEO at Ntapi
The program is no doubt unique. I came in with a raw idea, and now it is highly refined with clear action points.
The program is no doubt unique. I came in with a raw idea, and now it is highly refined with clear action points. I have developed skills in financial modelling. Having and working on ideas opens the door for you. This idea has made me meet and connect with influential people in different spheres across the globe. Of note, the personalization of the program stands out. Imagine receiving mail from the coaches and instructors, and the feedback is personalized. It sparks the zeal in me to do more.
Founder of Wasty Wealth
"I have not attended a training that is so insightful and impactful as this, where I had the golden opportunity to interact and meet with social change leaders from across the continent that answered my questions. "
I have not attended a training that is so insightful and impactful as this. I have better understood my target audience and rebranded my idea to better position it for global opportunities. I had the golden opportunity to interact and meet with social change leaders from across the continent that answered my questions personally.
Founder, Brace up the young
"We were taught step by step in detail with advice and received helpful feedback from an experienced professional."
"We were building an online school thrift store with the help of Impact Toolbox through coaching and strategy sessions. It was tremendous help as we were taught step by step in detail with advice and received helpful feedback from an experienced professional. When it comes to entrepreneurship and leadership, I am usually easily intimidated. However, the stories from others' experiences we were told made me realize that it is not as bad as I thought, and I am more capable than I thought."
Kelowna Secondary School Thrifty Thursday
"Getting to know my colleagues and gaining from their perspectives was the most incredible experience"
The global citizenship fellowship was an incredible opportunity that allowed me to gain a new understanding of myself and how similar, yet different, my perspective is to others around the globe. Getting to know my colleagues throughout the process and hearing their perspectives was the most incredible experience. The biggest lesson I learned over the course of this fellowship was how quickly someone’s story or perspective could open your own eyes to a new way of thinking.
Appalachian State University
"Impact Toolbox presented me with an opportunity I could have never imagined"
I think If I could have gone back in time and told my nine year old self about an online thrift shop that I helped to create I don't think she would have believed me. I always was ambitious in one way or another but I felt like I never had the tools to make it a reality. The barrier against my dreams was always the uncertainty and the fact that many people believed that I would amount to nothing. Those people had given up on me before I had even gotten the chance to show my true potential. Impact Toolbox through this program presented me with an opportunity I could have never imagined.
Kelowna Secondary School Thrifty Thursday
"Impact Toolbox's self-paced learning cultivates self drive"
I like the self-paced learning which cultivates self-drive in learners. I like the practical assignments given after every lesson, and these enable one to understand the content more as they challenge you to think past the lesson and incorporate what you have learned in your venture practically.
Youth In Development Fellow
"Amazing courses that one can apply in real time and see results from"
Thank you so much Impact Toolbox for creating amazing courses that one can apply in real time and see results from. It has been an awesome experience, and I hope to collaborate and support your organization in the on going future.
Founder, Strength of a Young Mother (STAYM)
"This platform has proven that collaboration has become the next big thing in the development space"
The platform has not only prepared me to become a better leader but also made me appreciate my wins and milestones. I've learnt thus far that problems exist everywhere, however, my ability to discover the problem and proffer lasting solutions makes me a leader. This platform has also proven that collaboration has become the next big thing in the development space.
Program Manager at Tech4Dev
Going through the training, courses, one-on-one conversations, and the team’s involvement towards my growth from the beginning to the end was an invaluable experience and of tremendous help even after the program.
I applied for the program because I understood the need to be empowered to empower others, but I did not know the extent of the work to be done. I had no idea until I started the program. Going through the training, courses, one-on-one conversations, and the team’s involvement towards my growth from the beginning to the end was an invaluable experience and of tremendous help even after the program.
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Check out our upcoming programs.
We are now accepting applications for the following programs:
This cohort is for people based in the Okanagan with ideas/passion for social change. Applicants are expected to be in the early stage and may apply as a team.
February to May, 2024
This cohort is for non-profit and business leaders based in East Kootenay and the surrounding region who participated in the preceding round tables and pre-requisite course.
March to May, 2024
If you’re passionate about making a difference in your community and want to kickstart your social change adventure, the Youth in Development Fellowship is the place to be.
April to August, 2024