Hope for the Homeless – with Proof, with Foundations for Social Change CEO Claire Elizabeth Williams

As co-founder and CEO of Foundations for Social Change, Claire Elizabeth Williams is getting global acclaim for North America's first direct giving project with people experiencing homelessness.  Direct giving project, as in giving a lump sum of cash directly to people experiencing homelessness. We hear about their innovative project, the New Leaf Project, [...]

Capturing your Secret Sauce in a powerful Theory of Change, with Melissa Sariffodeen, CEO of Canada Learning Code

It's evident in this conversation that Melissa is a strong proponent of a non-profit having a Theory of Change – having a clear objective and a road map to get there. She shares with us Canada Learning Code's significant but achievable goal, and their journey of developing and living into a Theory of [...]

By |2020-11-26T14:14:48-05:00November 26th, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Podcast, Strategy, Value of Coaching|0 Comments

Challenge 2025, with Jim Vanderveken of Mohawk College: Building community and opportunity through workforce development

Today we are very pleased to welcome Jim Vanderveken to the podcast.  As the Dean of the Centre for Community Partnership and Experiential Learning, Jim leads Mohawk College's strategic commitment to postsecondary access, partnership development at the community level, and experiential learning.    In our conversation today, Jim and I talk about the work [...]

By |2020-11-12T13:25:10-05:00November 12th, 2020|Categories: Collective Impact, Impact Clarity, Leadership, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Philanthropy’s Transformational Change with Jean-Marc Mangin, CEO & President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC)

In this episode, Social Impact Advisors Partner Lynn Fergusson interviews Jean-Marc Mangin, CEO & President of Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC) about the state of the philanthropic sector, particularly in light of the challenges of COVID.  We hear how many nonprofits are in a dire situation as our society faces both the healthcare and [...]

By |2020-10-29T08:30:18-04:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, News, Philanthropy, Podcast|0 Comments

Reinventing a purpose-driven organization and brand – the journey, with Joanna Kerr, CEO, MakeWay

Joanna joins our podcast as CEO of the newly named MakeWay organization. You might know it as Tides Canada. We hear about the journey and thinking behind rebranding.  It's about getting clear about the purpose of the organization and as a result, determining some fitting branding to go with it. We hear examples [...]

By |2020-10-15T10:26:28-04:00October 15th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Philanthropy, 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 |2020-10-01T07:39:35-04:00September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Social Innovation, Strategy, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Seniors: Isolation, inclusion and system change with Glenys Currie

In this episode, Sally speaks with Glenys Currie, Director of Quality and Risk Management at Banyan Community Services about her work with the Hamilton Seniors Social Isolation Plan (HSSIP) and its legacy. While the funded program, which ran for three years, ended in 2019, it has fostered relationships and positive impact that continue [...]

By |2020-09-17T13:32:31-04:00September 17th, 2020|Categories: Collective Impact, Impact Clarity, Leadership, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Guided by Purpose: Paintbox Catering and Bistro adapts

As you might imagine, Paintbox Catering and Bistro in Toronto's Regent Park has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Without gatherings, there have been no big corporate events to cater, to generate revenue for their social enterprise, which intentionally hires people from the local community who face barriers to employment.  But Allison [...]

By |2020-09-03T08:48:36-04:00September 3rd, 2020|Categories: B Corporation, Leadership, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

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

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
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