Dear friends and colleagues,
As the season’s transition, Social Impact Advisors is also entering a time of change. Lynn Fergusson has made a difficult decision to move on from our firm to explore new possibilities. We know she’s looking forward to taking some time to explore how and where to best leverage her skills and experience in the social purpose sector in Canada. We wish her well and look forward to watching her continue to make a positive impact wherever she lands next.
Lynn is a co-founder of SIA and has been instrumental in our success in our first 5 years. Lynn has led engagements with networks, collectives and individual organizations focused on making positive change in the world. She has been influential in building SIA’s roster of clients and contacts to include leaders and organizations across Canada and the social and environmental sectors. Lynn has helped SIA’s clients to achieve strategic clarity and focus their resources to make more impact in the world. She has worked, for example, with youth shelters, environmental advocacy organizations and collectives, early childhood education networks, poverty reduction networks, and many more organizations and collectives across the country.
Lynn was the first to suggest SIA should become a B Corp, believing that how we do business matters. After SIA’s certification, she proudly worked with B Lab on its US & Canada Theory of Change, helping to plan the way forward for more growth in ‘business for good’.
SIA is committed to sharing what we are learning; Lynn has been the primary voice of our “Impact Conversations” podcast since its inception. Over more than 100 episodes, we’ve shared stories from a wide and diverse array of leaders, innovators, academics and change-makers, who shared their experiences making positive change in the world and inspired us all. We look forward to continuing to share stories and inspiration from our sector.
Lynn has been a thoughtful colleague. We will miss her and wish her well in whatever she decides to do next. We know it will be about making a positive impact in the world. The world is a better place already for having her in it.
Please join us in celebrating SIA and Lynn’s contributions! SIA will continue our work with social benefit organizations and their strategies for change and will continue to share what we are learning from our partners and friends in the work. Stay in touch with Lynn on LinkedIn and be sure to follow SIA on LinkedIn and Twitter, and subscribe to our newsletter and podcast for the latest updates. Don’t hesitate to reach out to SIA’s Principal, Sally Fazal at email@example.com if we can be of assistance.
Social Impact Advisors