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

On the COVID and Poverty Front Line- meeting the emergency and adapting to the new world with Shawn Bayes of Elizabeth Fry

In some of our recent episodes we have been speaking with leaders in the nonprofit and social benefit sectors about the changes and opportunities they anticipate at a system level as we adapt to the new COVID situation in Canada.    Today, we are talking about the front line: what the Elizabeth Fry Society [...]

By |2020-07-10T11:02:21-04:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, News, Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments

Reflect, Reimagine, Rebuild Webinar

The J.W. McConnell Leading Through Crisis stream has supported community organizations with new coaching opportunities, mentorship, and resources throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Join SIA’s co-founding partner Lynn Ferguson to learn more about why reflection and reimagining are valuable steps. This crisis is ongoing, and we don't yet know what is to come next. We recognize [...]

By |2020-07-08T15:40:24-04:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: News, 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

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|1 Comment

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

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 |2020-04-08T11:01:31-04:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Podcast, Strategy|0 Comments