Hurdles, Opportunities and Systemic Change in These Times, with Neil Hetherington, CEO, Daily Bread Food Bank

Hear in this episode how COVID-19 has put hurdles in the path of front-line operations like Daily Bread Food Bank, and how they've knocked them down, one by one, becoming a stronger organization as a result.      Neil Hetherington, CEO of Daily Bread Food Bank, shares with us their unyielding focus on continuing to [...]

By |2020-08-06T10:16:00-04:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Philanthropy, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Bringing indigenous ways to a science-based culture: Hannah Askew of Sierra Club BC

Hannah Askew started as Executive Director at Sierra Club BC in late 2018 with a mandate to bring an Indigenous lens to the work of Sierra Club BC, alongside the traditional scientific lens.  As a lawyer, prior to this role, Hannah practiced public interest environmental law and was deeply involved in learning from [...]

By |2020-07-24T16:40:13-04:00July 23rd, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Podcast, Social Innovation, Strategy|0 Comments

Impact and Strategic Clarity Community of Practice: Notes from the Field

This article is one of an occasional series from the Innoweave Impact and Strategic Clarity coaches’ Community of Practice.  As we work with nonprofit and social purpose organizations across the country, we are learning more about what is changing, what is staying the same, and new ideas about building back better. The COVID emergency has [...]

By |2020-07-16T20:18:31-04:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Strategy|0 Comments

Bold new leadership supporting the National Housing Strategy, with Julia Deans, Habitat for Humanity Canada President & CEO

Julia shares her insights three months into her role as President and CEO of Habitat for Humanity Canada.  She shares her thoughts about priorities for the organization and how they make a bigger impact particularly given COVID-19 and the impact it has had on them, as a retail organization, construction organization,  community developer, [...]

By |2020-06-25T14:22:07-04:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Creating a Resilient Recovery, with Julia Langer, CEO, The Atmospheric Fund

In this episode, Julia Langer, CEO of The Atmospheric Fund (TAF), shares how COVID-19 has impacted TAF and its grantees.  With TAF's mandate to reduce greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the greater Toronto and Hamilton areas, Julia underscores that there is still a climate crisis, amidst the COVID crisis, needing urgent action.  We need [...]

By |2020-06-11T18:19:56-04:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Podcast, Social Innovation|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 |2020-05-21T12:28:43-04:00May 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

500 in Five, a new strategic plan for Youth Without Shelter

In this episode Lynn is joined by Steve Doherty, Executive Director, and Mike Burnett, Community Engagement and Education Specialist, from Youth Without Shelter in Etobicoke, ON. Steve and Mike detail the "500 in Five" Strategic Plan and all that went into its development. This includes the inclusion of lived voices from youth at [...]

By |2019-11-14T10:50:51-05:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Evaluation, Impact Clarity, Measurement, Podcast, Strategy, Youth|0 Comments

Exploring The Mount Community Centre

In this episode we explore the origins of the success story that is The Mount Community Centre, in Peterborough, Ontario. The Mount’s Chair Steve Kylie, Vice Chair John Martyn and Director of Strategic Advancement Andi van Koeverden share how a group of dreamers and volunteers transformed $25,000 in the Poverty Reduction Network’s bank [...]

By |2019-10-31T13:21:32-04:00October 31st, 2019|Categories: Impact Clarity, Podcast, Social Finance|0 Comments

Finding local solutions for building significant affordable housing, with Graham Cubitt

In this episode, Lynn interviews Graham Cubitt, Director of Projects and Marketing at Indwell, about his organization's approach to housing stability. Indwell is both a property developer and a service provider, creating affordable housing communities that support people seeking health, wellness and belonging, but doing so requires trust, creativity, and money. Tune in [...]

By |2019-10-03T09:29:55-04:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Impact Clarity, Podcast, Social Innovation|0 Comments