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Building Trust for Collective Impact

Successful collective action requires clarity and trust. Organizations that are clear about the impact they are trying to have themselves are much better at collaborating with others.  An ability to demonstrate competence, reliability and honesty are foundational to earning trust from others. Trust Defined Trust is a big concept.  Even defining it is hard.  In [...]

By | July 20th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanks and farewell to Evgeny

Social Impact Advisors has been working on our launch and B Corp certification since March this year with the help of an amazing young man.  Evgeny Bezlyudnyy came to us through AIESEC at the University of Toronto.  He is finishing his undergraduate degree at Akademika Anokhina in Moscow and will be starting his Masters degree [...]

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thinking Ahead: Making the Most of Your Strategic Planning Process

A day long training workshop with Sally Fazal and Lynn Fergusson of Social Impact Advisors (www.socialimpactadvisors.ca), an organization which works with not-for-profit organizations, foundations and companies to define and focus on the social impact they aim to achieve, and develop the strategies and actions to make it happen. The goal for the day will be [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Impact Clarity, Strategy|0 Comments

How are you? Busy!

I look forward to the day when more of us will answer the question "How are you?" with something besides "Busy." So many not-for-profits are operating on a shoestring and their leaders are so busy keeping the lights on and putting out fires there is no time left over to think. Without some strategic clarity [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Impact Clarity, Strategy|0 Comments

Social Impact Advisors Launch

We are delighted to announce our new partnership – Social Impact Advisors.  We have been collaborating for years on our client work, from sharing our client journeys, outcomes, and lessons learned, to jointly developing and delivering workshops.  We will continue to coach/facilitate with the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation’s program, Innoweave, delivering Impact & Strategic Clarity, [...]

By | April 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hosting Innoweave’s Learning Circle and Upcoming Application Dates

Hard at work at the Learning Circle, at Foundation House. Sally & Lynn recently led a Learning Circle for Innoweave’s Youth CI Mar 29th, 2017, engaging Collective Impact groups at various stages to share their insights, challenges and successes.    These collectives are groups of cross-sector organizations coming together to solve challenging issues in [...]

By | April 1st, 2017|Categories: News|0 Comments

Strategic Measurement and Evaluation

Good strategy, by definition, includes the outcomes an organization will hold itself accountable for achieving.  The better we can measure performance, the better we can evaluate our strategy and adjust or adapt it to achieve the outcomes we want for the people or causes we serve. Many factors go into the success of an organization. [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Evaluation, Measurement, Strategy|0 Comments

Getting Started in Collective Impact

I have spent most of my career working in corporate settings, and have spent the past 7 years consulting in the non-profit sector. Since leaving corporate Canada, I have learned a lot about how successful strategy differs in this sector and a lot more about how it’s the same. Setting clear goals and establishing accountability, [...]

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Strategy, Value of Coaching|0 Comments