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

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