The Canadian Charitable Sector in COVID-19 and beyond

In this podcast, we connect with the Advisory Committee on the Charitable Sector, through its charitable sector co-chairs, Bruce MacDonald, President & CEO of Imagine Canada, and Hilary Pearson, former President of Philanthropic Foundations of Canada. We hear about what they are seeing in the charitable sector – both what COVID-19 has caused [...]

By |2020-05-28T08:37:22-04:00May 28th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Podcast, Strategy|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

Decent Work and the New Economy Post-Recovery, with Derek Cook and Kate Siklosi

Derek Cook, leader of the Canadian Poverty Institute also leads a Collective Impact Initiative, the New Economy Roundtable.  He's joined by Roundtable member Kate Siklosi of the Ian Martin Group (a B Corp), in discussing their focus on increasing the number of people in "decent work" in Ontario, and how this focus is [...]

By |2020-04-16T09:19:41-04:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Podcast, Social Innovation|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

The pandemic: some sources of information and inspiration, and our thanks.

This is very short episode, given where we are in Canada (and around the world) with the CoVid19 pandemic.    Good information is really important in an emergency- we have been relying on many of our partners and friends and clients, and our leaders in Canada, for information.    The following are some of the [...]

By |2020-04-08T10:59:57-04:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Podcast|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 [...]