Thrive Questionnaire for CED Practitioners

Thank you for taking the time to complete this brief survey. Your responses will provide helpful input into upcoming discussions about Thrive's strategic direction. Please note that for the purpose of this questionnaire, the term 'CED practitioner' refers to people who are working to strengthen local communities and find ways to create prosperity for people and the planet.

How easy (or difficult) do you believe it is for a nonprofit social enterprise that incorporates CED principles into its operations to be successful in Calgary? Why?

How easy (or difficult) do you believe it is for a locally owned and operated business that incorporates CED principles into its operations to be successful in Calgary? Why?

As a CED practitioner, what resources, skills and/or knowledge do you draw upon in order to do your work?

What gaps in resources, skills and/or knowledge are holding you back?

What would help you to close this gap in resources, skills and/or knowledge?

Question 6

As a CED practitioner, have you needed to access funding/financing?

If you responded 'yes' to Question 6, what types of funders and/or finance mechanisms were available to you? (Please also include your legal structure, e.g. co-op, nonprofit, corporation, etc.)

What is needed in Calgary for you to have even greater impact in your work as a CED practitioner?

What role could Thrive play in enhancing the impact you are having in your work?