About Social Impact Advisors

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

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 |2020-05-21T12:28:43-04:00May 21st, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Strategy|0 Comments

Planning for Recovery: New Supports from Innoweave

Our sector is moving to address immediate needs of clients as well as to begin building toward recovery in the months to come. Our partners at Innoweave are launching two new supports for nonprofits and charities adapting to the COVID-19 emergency that we want you to know about. Innoweave is offering Leading in a time of [...]

By |2020-04-08T10:53:13-04:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Collective Impact, Impact Clarity, Leadership, Measurement|Tags: |0 Comments

Impact Measurement Opportunity: Support from Innoweave

We’re delighted to have the opportunity to work with the McConnell Foundation’s Innoweave initiative to pilot a new Impact Measurement coaching stream for nonprofits and charities. Perhaps you already know what you intend to achieve as an organization…you may already have a Theory of Change. Do you need help in measuring the impact you're making?  Are there measurement questions you [...]

By |2020-04-08T11:00:50-04:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Evaluation, Leadership, Measurement, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Bold thinking on systems change in Canada, with Bill Young

In this episode of Impact Conversations, Bill Young, the founder of Social Capital Partners, joins Lynn to talk about creating impact in systems. Bill’s extensive business experience and social enterprise successes have given him some important insights about learning through experimentation, pivoting as ideas and opportunities present themselves, and trusting in management teams and their [...]

Strategic Planning for Impact

Often, organizations approach their strategic planning by asking their stakeholders for ideas about what the organization should focus on next, without thinking about the overall impact the organization hopes to have. Stakeholders often have great ideas about what is working well and what can be improved (the classic SWOT analysis) and employees and board members [...]

Workshop – Thinking Ahead: Making the Most of Your Strategic Planning Process

A day long training workshop with Lynn Fergusson, hosted by the Sustainability Network. We'll provide an overview of strategic planning and our approach to tying it to impact in a concrete, actionable and inspiring way. We’ll provide examples, then share tools and give you a chance to get your feet wet. You’ll get feedback from coaches [...]

By |2019-10-03T10:17:48-04:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Events, Impact Clarity, News, Strategy|0 Comments

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