About Social Impact Advisors

Social Impact Advisors helps organization to define and focus on the social impact they aim to achieve, and develop the strategies and actions to make it happen.

Social Finance Fund

Many of our clients run or are considering a social enterprise. Even more are looking for new sources of funding. If this sounds like you, read on! In case you missed it, the Government of Canada announced a Social Innovation and Social Finance (SI/SF) Strategy late last year, with an update in June. In preparation [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:43:03-04:00August 1st, 2019|Categories: News, Social Finance, Social Innovation|0 Comments

Defining Beneficiaries

Impact for Whom? Defining Beneficiaries One of the most important considerations in building strategy for impact is establishing who your beneficiaries are. You want to be clear about for whom you are intentionally doing this work. This shows up at the very beginning of strategy building, in defining your Intended Impact Statement, which states the [...]

By |2019-08-01T12:17:19-04:00July 29th, 2019|Categories: Impact Clarity, Strategy|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

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

Youth CI Learning Circle 3.0

We recently had the pleasure of facilitating the Laidlaw Foundation's third annual Youth CI Learning Circle. Representatives from collectives, grant recipients and partners from all stages of the Youth Collective Impact process gathered to share their experiences working on Collective Impact initiatives for youth in Ontario. New insights about youth engagement, focusing on impact, relationship building, data [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:23:09-04:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Collective Impact, Facilitation, News, Youth|Tags: , |0 Comments

Podcast: Impact Strategy, with Robin Cory

Sally interviews Robin Cory, of Colbeck Strategic Advisors. They talk about how organizations which focus on their impact, and align their financial resources and organizational capabilities to it, can build strong strategy that achieves results. Robin and Sally talk about how to decide what not to do and why that is often difficult in the [...]

By |2019-05-28T20:20:54-04:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Measurement, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Updates and Opportunities from Social Impact Advisors, Fall 2018

Hello! We want to share our recent developments with you, the leaders and stakeholders of organizations engaged in social and environmental impact. Please read on to find out about: Our new podcast: Impact Recent activities Staff changes An important Innoweave update Upcoming events Spreading the word: Introducing the "Impact" podcast Our coaching and consulting work [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:31:23-04:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Announcing: the Impact Conversations Podcast

We are proud to announce the launch of our brand new podcast, 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. The first two [...]

By |2019-07-12T11:44:39-04:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Impact Clarity, News, Podcast|0 Comments

June 2018 | Updates And Opportunities

Hello! Where does the time go?  Unbelievably, the summer is almost here.  We wanted to get a quick update out before everyone scatters to the sunshine. B Corp Leadership Development Day Social Impact Advisors is celebrating 1 year as a certified B Corp! We’re excited to be presenting at the Ontario B Corp Leadership Development [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:45:15-04:00June 8th, 2018|Categories: Evaluation, Impact Clarity, Leadership, News|0 Comments