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We have the know-how you need to grow.

Impact-By-Design is a unique incubator dedicated to growing small minority-led nonprofits and small minority-owned businesses. It offers continuous training for 1 to 5 years on identifying, analyzing, selecting and implementing growth strategies.  This proactive approach by the County of Diego, the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and Live Well San Diego is aimed at helping organizations scale.


The hands-on, tailored education we received was invaluable. It wasn’t just theory; was practical and applicable to our unique challenges.”  

Shanelle Johnson, VP, Urban Restoration Counseling Center



Is Your Nonprofit Ready to Grow?


The Prep Institute and the County of San Diego offers exciting incubators designed to guide small, minority-led nonprofits through every step of business growth. For small nonprofits, growth is essential for long-term sustainability and impact.Join our Growth Incubators starting in August 2024 and discover how even small steps can lead to significant advancements. Your organization’s future starts with the decision to grow today.

What You’ll Receive

  • Up to 12 Months of FREE Learning Labs & Coaching

  • Implementation Support


What You’ll Develop

  • Growth Business Model

  • Growth Strategy

  • Action Plan & Budget

  • Funding for Growth


Incubators You Can Join

  • Power of Performance Incubator: A Road Map for Growth

  • The Art of Money Incubator: Financing and Funding

  • Ready-Set-Go Incubator: Government Contracting

  • Capacity Building Incubator: Internal & Board Operations

  • Distribution Incubator: Learn how to Share Your Solution with Others



Add Your Name to the Wait List for the Fall 2024 Cohort

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IBD is supported under contract with the County of San Diego, the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) and Live Well San Diego.

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