Welcoming Brittney Patton to our team

We are excited to welcome a new Coach to Social Impact Advisors! Brittney Patton is a skilled facilitator, with several years of experience leading and strengthening teams and individuals alike. Brittney holds a Bachelor of Recreation and Leisure Studies with a focus on Community Recreation and a Master of Arts in Applied Health Sciences. She is passionate about working with marginalized populations, community development and outdoor recreation. Brittney will contribute to Social Impact Advisors’ work with Newcomers projects, supporting Local Immigration Partnerships across the country, as well as coaching Collectives to develop their Theory of Change. Alongside her [...]

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

What is Innoweave? Application deadline!

If you’re thinking about submitting an application to Innoweave’s Impact & Strategic Clarity program, a reminder that the next deadline is Monday June 3rd. We’ve been coaching in this program for 5 years and have seen great results in organizations’ ability to articulate their impact and create a clear pathway to delivering it. We’re always up for a conversation. So, what is Innoweave anyway? Tune in to a special edition of our Impact Conversations podcast in which as Ryan Conway explains how Innoweave empowers community sector leaders to achieve greater impact and strategic clarity. For more information about Innoweave grants and programs, be [...]

By |May 9th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Youth CI Learning Circle 3.0

We recently had the pleasure of facilitating the Laidlaw Foundation's third annual Youth CI Learning Circle. Representatives from collectives, grant recipients and partners from all stages of the Youth Collective Impact process gathered to share their experiences working on Collective Impact initiatives for youth in Ontario. New insights about youth engagement, focusing on impact, relationship building, data gathering, funding, and management of collectives were shared. Together we are building positive outcomes in our communities. For more information about the Laidlaw Foundation and Youth CI, please visit their website!

By |April 17th, 2019|Categories: Collective Impact, Facilitation, News, Youth|Tags: , |

Podcast: Impact Strategy, with Robin Cory

Episode 3 of the Impact Podcast is out now! Sally interviews Robin Cory, of Colbeck Strategic Advisors. They talk about how organizations which focus on their impact, and align their financial resources and organizational capabilities to it, can build strong strategy that achieves results. Robin and Sally talk about how to decide what not to do and why that is often difficult in the not-for-profit sector. They also talk about the importance of funding organizational competencies like measurement- so that organizations can adapt and build their impact. Resources: • Colbeck Advisors: • Robin Cory on LinkedIn • Frances [...]

By |November 15th, 2018|Categories: Measurement, Podcast, Strategy|

Updates and Opportunities from Social Impact Advisors, Fall 2018

Hello! We want to share our recent developments with you, the leaders and stakeholders of organizations engaged in social and environmental impact. Please read on to find out about: Our new podcast: Impact Recent activities Staff changes An important Innoweave update Upcoming events Spreading the word: Introducing the "Impact" podcast Our coaching and consulting work with clients and collectives is one part of what we do – a big part – but we are also committed to catalyzing a shift among social and environmental innovators toward a focus on strategic clarity and an orientation toward impact and results when [...]

By |November 14th, 2018|Categories: News|

Announcing: the Impact Podcast

We are proud to announce the launch of our brand new podcast, Impact. Impact is a show about change makers getting things done. Sally Fazal and Lynn Fergusson of Social Impact Advisors talk to NGO leaders, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and environmental innovators about their goals and how they’re reaching them. The first two episodes are now online, with more to come every second Thursday. Episode 1 features a conversation between Sally and Lynn about why impact matters. In episode 2, Ryan Conway of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation's Innoweave program shares his perspective as a funder. Listen and subscribe [...]

By |November 1st, 2018|Categories: Impact Clarity, News, Podcast|
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