Transform Your Story

Transform Your Story 2017


What is Transform Your Story?
The Transform Your Story Fund (TYSF) was developed in 2014, in partnership with Chevron Canada, to address the needs of the non-profit sector to invest in themselves. A chronic trend in the sector has been for non-profits to under-invest in their own management expertise, under the guise of directing the largest percentage of funds towards programming. While on the surface that seems admirable, research reveals that chronic under-investment in operations undermines an organization’s ability to delivery community benefit.

The idea of Transform Your Story is simple: you identify an internal project that you know will build your organization’s capacity. We match you with the best consultant for your project. By working together, you’re able to build your organizational capacity and work towards achieving your mission.

What can this look like? This can look like support in board, leadership, staff or organizational development. Do you have an idea for organizational capacity development? Call us, and let us see if the fund is the right fit for your project.

Overview
This Fund provides support for between six to twelve non-profits annually (as determined by the selection committee).

  • The total fund is $75,000.
  • Flexible in the length of time spent with each organization. This will allow us to tailor the provided support to each individual organization’s unique need.

Criteria
This fund is available to Propellus member organizations who are recognized by government as registered non-profits. As well, organizations must not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of race, religious belief, religion, color, nationality, point of origin, ethnic origin, social origin, age, sex, gender identity, physical disability, mental disability, political opinion, sexual orientation, ancestry, marital status, family status, source of income, disfigurement or other basis prohibited by law or regulation.

Transform Your Story Fund Project Timeline


Discovery Phase | May 1 – July 6, 2017 (closing date)
1. Members contact a Propellus team member to discuss project’s suitability.

2. Members meet with Lori DeLuca and a consultant for a “scoping meeting”. This meeting is designed to help you assess your organization’s need and readiness and to scope your project. 

Application Form | July 31, 2017 (closing date)
After creating a project proposal with Lori DeLuca, members submit a completed application form to ldeluca@propellus.org

Selection Committee Review | August 2017
Facilitated by Propellus

Approval Notifications | August 31, 2017
All applicants are notified of application status

Projects Launch | September 2017
Approved projects begin work

Projects Close | December 31, 2017 (approx.)
All projects completed, unless extensions are requested

Impact Assessment | January 1 -31, 2018
TYSF project evaluations completed by Propellus

Closing Event | March 13, 2018
An event hosted by Chevron Canada to give recipients a chance to hear one another’s stories. All recipients will make a two minute speech, which will be videotaped


Application Steps
Step 1: Contact Propellus to discuss your project’s suitability. We will arrange a time for you to meet with Lori DeLuca and a consultant. This meeting is designed to help you scope your project and assess your organization’s need and readiness. The scoping meeting must take place before July 6, 2017.

Step 2: Complete a TYSF application form. This application form is due by July 31, 2017.

For more information contact:
Lori DeLuca
Director, Member Services
ldeluca@propellus.org
(403) 231-1439