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.

Community Bonds, with David Cork

David Cork, Executive Director of Tapestry Community Capital, is an expert on community bonds. He tells us how Tapestry supports other not-for-profit organizations and co-ops to issue and manage community bonds, when a community bond is appropriate, and the three ingredients of a bond-worthy project. Resources: Tapestry Community Capital: http://tapestrycapital.ca/ TREC Renewable Energy [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:16:16-04:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Educating Donors, with Julie Werry

Sally chats with Julie Werry, an expert fundraiser and consultant advising nonprofits and philanthropists. Julie shares the power of storytelling to educate donors, and the importance of trusting organizations to achieve their intended impact. Resources: Julie Werry on LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/julie-werry-456a197/ Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors: www.socialimpactadvisors.ca Check out [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:14:02-04:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Funding for Impact, with Mike Mikulak

Lynn interviews Mike Mikulak from the United Way of Halton & Hamilton. Their conversation delves into the responsibilities of funder organizations and the benefits of collective impact projects. Mike speaks candidly about the tensions amongst the United Way's funding priorities. Resources:  United Way of Halton & Hamilton: www.uwhh.ca Mike Mikulak on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-mikulak-5057b531/ [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:24:59-04:00January 10th, 2019|Categories: Collective Impact, Leadership, Podcast|0 Comments

Bringing Strategy to Life, with Shelley Zuckerman

Sally interviews Shelley Zuckerman of the North York Community House, an organization that supports its community members to settle, thrive and lead. They discuss the process of defining NYCH's intended impact and aligning the organization to its impact in the broader community. Shelley also tells us about NYCH's continuous effort to measure its [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:27:55-04:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Impact Clarity, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Funder Perspectives, with Ryan Conway

Sally interviews 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 tells us how Innoweave empowers community sector leaders, and how Innoweave's thinking has evolved. Ryan also praises collaboration, explaining how coaches [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:26:48-04:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Why Impact Matters

In this episode, Sally and Lynn discuss what impact is and why it's important in developing strategy. Social impact is the effect an organization's actions has on its community. With examples, Sally and Lynn show that defining an intended impact makes it easier to develop a great strategy. Read about our work at [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:26:39-04:00October 18th, 2018|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments