Social Innovation, with Allyson Hewitt

What is social innovation? Tune in to our chat with Allyson Hewitt, McConnell Foundation Senior Fellow of Social Innovation at MaRS Discovery District. Allyson tells us about several made-in-Canada social innovations, the importance of systems thinking, and shares the business case for social innovation. Resources: MaRS Discovery District: https://www.marsdd.com/ Ashoka: https://www.ashoka.org/ Allyson Hewitt [...]

By |2019-05-30T11:06:25-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Point of Accountability

Is your organization aligned on its Point of Accountability? Recently we heard a funder’s excitement about the clear purpose, and conviction to achieve it, that a grantee had gained after working with us. In fact, the funder wanted that same clarity for themselves. It reminded us that clarity of purpose and accountability is a rare [...]

By |2019-05-28T20:01:51-04:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Impact Clarity, Strategy|0 Comments

Welcoming Brittney Patton to our team

We are excited to welcome a new Coach to Social Impact Advisors! Brittney Patton is a skilled facilitator, with several years of experience leading and strengthening teams and individuals alike. Brittney holds a Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies with a focus on Community Recreation and a Master of Arts in Applied Health Sciences. [...]

By |2019-05-28T20:17:52-04:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Tackling Youth Homelessness, a Collective Impact approach with Bhavana Varma

Are you trying to address youth homelessness in your community? Have a listen to this episode with Bhavana Varma, CEO of the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (in Ontario). She shares the role and challenges of being the backbone organization for a collective impact project, explains the strategies they used [...]

By |2019-05-28T20:49:11-04:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

What is Innoweave? with Ryan Conway (episode 2 bonus re-run)

In this re-run of our second episode (originally published Nov 1, 2018), we speak with Ryan Conway, Program Director at Innoweave. Innoweave is a project of the McConnell Foundation. Together they discuss the meaning and importance of direct and indirect impact in complex systems. Ryan also explains Innoweave: how it empowers community sector [...]

By |2019-05-28T20:20:08-04:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

What is Innoweave? Application deadline!

If you’re thinking about submitting an application to Innoweave’s Impact & Strategic Clarity program, a reminder that the next deadline is Monday June 3rd. We’ve been coaching in this program for 5 years and have seen great results in organizations’ ability to articulate their impact and create a clear pathway to delivering it. We’re always up for a conversation. [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:04:22-04:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Innovating value, with Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith is our guest this week, discussing innovation. Glenn, whose affiliations include bdsmith Partners, Communitech and Blue Sea Philanthropy, defines innovation as thinking differently to create value. Tune in to this episode, as we discuss the meaning of innovation in for-profit and not-for-profit contexts alike. Resources: Glenn Smith on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glennesmith/ Blue [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:36:50-04:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Root causes and sustainable futures, with Wendy Rinella

Wendy Rinella thinks of impact as moving people from a place where they are unsustainable, to sustainable. She shares with Lynn how the Oakville Community Foundation uses data to target solutions where they are needed most. Resources: The Oakville Community Foundation: https://www.theocf.org "A Place to Call Home" Report: http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/AssetFactory.aspx?did=11038 Wendy Rinella on LinkedIn: [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:21:33-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments