Posts about our podcast: Impact Conversations.

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 |2020-03-19T12:28:57-04:00March 19th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

People are Thriving – A Measurable Outcome Focus with Angie Peters, CEO YSM

In this episode, Lynn interviews Angie Peters, President & CEO at the Yonge Street Mission (YSM) in Toronto. YSM has identified a focus beyond activities, on outcomes – the results the people they work with are striving for.  They have labelled this outcome as "people thriving", and Angie shares the framework they use, [...]

By |2020-03-06T09:53:18-05:00March 6th, 2020|Categories: Evaluation, Podcast, Social Innovation|0 Comments

Beyond Strategic Planning, Strategy is creating value, with Prof. Brent McKnight

In this episode, Lynn interviews Dr. Brent McKnight, Associate Professor in Strategic Management at McMaster University's DeGroote School of Business.   Brent characterizes strategy as being about creating value, whether at a for profit (business) or nonprofit organization. Having recently developed an undergraduate course in organizational strategy, Brent shares some early findings of applying [...]

By |2020-02-26T16:45:59-05:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Lynn on Collective Impact – from United Way Halton & Hamilton’s, This Podcast is Not For Profit

Something new this week - we are excited to share another great podcast with you, this time, with Social Impact Advisors as the guest rather than podcast host. Lynn's interview by Mike Mikulak on the United Way Halton & Hamilton's "This Podcast is Not For Profit" was recently published, where she talks about [...]

By |2020-02-26T16:44:49-05:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Strategy for Impact at Green Economy Canada with Priyanka Lloyd

In this episode Lynn is joined by Priyanka Lloyd, Executive Director of Green Economy Canada. Green Economy Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating Canada's transition to a low carbon economy. As is the case for many environmentally focused agencies, Green Economy Canada was challenged to create a way of focusing [...]

By |2019-11-29T08:53:35-05:00November 29th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|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

Clarifying your organization’s impact, with PolicyWise

In this episode, Lynn talks to members of the impact team at PolicyWise – a partnership between Alberta's universities, the community, and the government of Alberta – Cathie Scott, Chief Knowledge and Policy Officer; Jo-Louise Huq Organizational Innovation and Change Scientist, and Courtney Lundy, Business and Grants Manager.  Hear about their journey to [...]

By |2019-09-19T14:08:38-04:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Impact Clarity, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments