About Impact Conversations

Impact Conversations is a show about change makers getting things done. Sally Fazal and Lynn Fergusson of Social Impact Advisors talk to NGO leaders, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and environmental innovators about their goals and how they're reaching them.

Making Data Accessible to Address Inequities, through the Toronto Child & Family Network’s Raising the Village initiative

In this episode, Social Impact Advisors Partner Lynn Fergusson interviews representatives of the Toronto Child & Family Network.    Kelley Baldwin provides backbone support to the Toronto Child and Family Network, a network of about 100 organizations.  Tamara Augsten, who's had a lead role in developing the Network's Raising the Village initiative shares the [...]

By |2021-01-15T14:57:58-05:00January 15th, 2021|Categories: Collective Impact, Equity and Inclusion, Measurement, Podcast|0 Comments

Hope for the Homeless – with Proof, with Foundations for Social Change CEO Claire Elizabeth Williams

As co-founder and CEO of Foundations for Social Change, Claire Elizabeth Williams is getting global acclaim for North America's first direct giving project with people experiencing homelessness.  Direct giving project, as in giving a lump sum of cash directly to people experiencing homelessness. We hear about their innovative project, the New Leaf Project, [...]

Staff Message for the Season – Generosity, Collaboration, and Innovation

As we reflect on the past year, we are hopeful about the opportunities for healing and rebuilding we see within communities. This year the pandemic and global movements around Black Lives Matter and Indigenous rights have exposed long-standing inequities within our systems. We are inspired by our partners' and clients’ generosity, collaboration, and innovation during [...]

By |2020-12-16T12:00:21-05:00December 16th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Storytelling, impact investing and reshaping philanthropy, with Sadia Zaman, Inspirit Foundation CEO

Sadia and her small but mighty team at Inspirit Foundation are focused on shifting Canada to having more inclusive and equitable media and arts, impact investing, and philanthropy sectors.    With a background in journalism, it should be no surprise that Sadia shares the power of storytelling to make change, and Inspirit follows through, [...]

Capturing your Secret Sauce in a powerful Theory of Change, with Melissa Sariffodeen, CEO of Canada Learning Code

It's evident in this conversation that Melissa is a strong proponent of a non-profit having a Theory of Change – having a clear objective and a road map to get there. She shares with us Canada Learning Code's significant but achievable goal, and their journey of developing and living into a Theory of [...]

By |2020-11-26T14:14:48-05:00November 26th, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Podcast, Strategy, Value of Coaching|0 Comments

Impact and Strategic Clarity Community of Practice: Covid-19 Notes from the field

There is no roadmap, it all seems so overwhelming, but you are doing it, you ARE managing the crisis!  We’re fortunate to be part of a group of nine inspiring women coaches working with the McConnell Foundation in the Innoweave Impact and Strategic Clarity Coaches’ Community of Practice.  Many members of this small group have [...]

By |2020-11-18T15:26:47-05:00November 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Challenge 2025, with Jim Vanderveken of Mohawk College: Building community and opportunity through workforce development

Today we are very pleased to welcome Jim Vanderveken to the podcast.  As the Dean of the Centre for Community Partnership and Experiential Learning, Jim leads Mohawk College's strategic commitment to postsecondary access, partnership development at the community level, and experiential learning.    In our conversation today, Jim and I talk about the work [...]

By |2020-11-12T13:25:10-05:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Collective Impact, Impact Clarity, Leadership, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Philanthropy’s Transformational Change with Jean-Marc Mangin, CEO & President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC)

In this episode, Social Impact Advisors Partner Lynn Fergusson interviews Jean-Marc Mangin, CEO & President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC) about the state of the philanthropic sector, particularly in light of the challenges of COVID.  We hear how many nonprofits are in a dire situation as our society faces both the healthcare and [...]

By |2020-10-29T08:30:18-04:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, News, Philanthropy, Podcast|0 Comments

Reinventing a purpose-driven organization and brand – the journey, with Joanna Kerr, CEO, MakeWay

Joanna joins our podcast as CEO of the newly named MakeWay organization. You might know it as Tides Canada. We hear about the journey and thinking behind rebranding.  It's about getting clear about the purpose of the organization and as a result, determining some fitting branding to go with it. We hear examples [...]

By |2020-10-15T10:26:28-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Philanthropy, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments
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