Strategy and Relationships at L’Arche Canada, with Lori Vaanholt & Stephanie Garrow

This episode features a deep dive into L'Arche Canada, and how they have built a strategy for impact across a federated organization. Sally speaks with Lori Vaanholt, Director of Strategic Development and Innovation at L'Arche and Stephanie Garrow, of GarrowEvoy, a consultant and coach in Strategic Clarity. They discuss L'Arche as an organization, and the benefits of building relationships and developing their Theory of Change. We also chat about the advantages of a coaching relationship versus traditional consulting. Resources: L'Arche Canada: Garrow & Evoy: Lori Vaanholt on LinkedIn: Stephanie Garrow on LinkedIn: Find [...]

By |July 11th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Tides Canada’s Impact Focus, with Todd Jacques and Wendy Cooper

Todd Jacques and Wendy Cooper from Tides Canada join Lynn to discuss the ways in which, through an impact lens, Tides supports philanthropists and changemakers to better their communities. The conversation focuses on the importance of local involvement in place-based initiatives, and the foundation offering both an impact investing opportunity and a shared platform that allows community-led initiatives to focus on their mission while the foundation does the rest. Resources: Tides Canada:  Tides Canada shared platform:  Todd Jacques on LinkedIn: Wendy Cooper on LinkedIn:  Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors:  [...]

By |June 28th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Charitable Corporate Partnerships, with Brad Offman

Brad Offman, from Spire Philanthropy presents the case for charitable corporate partnerships: how they work and how they are changing. His conversation with Sally also delves into engaging employees, identifying assets, community investments and choosing the right partners. Resources: Spire Philanthropy: Corporate Partnership Conference: Brad Offman on LinkedIn:  Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors:  Check out this episode!

By |June 19th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Social Innovation, with Allyson Hewitt

What is social innovation? Tune in to our chat with Allyson Hewitt, McConnell Foundation Senior Fellow of Social Innovation at MaRS Discovery District. Allyson tells us about several made-in-Canada social innovations, the importance of systems thinking, and shares the business case for social innovation. Resources: MaRS Discovery District: Ashoka: Allyson Hewitt on LinkedIn: Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors: Check out this episode!

By |May 30th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

Point of Accountability

Is your organization aligned on its Point of Accountability? Recently we heard a funder’s excitement about the clear purpose, and conviction to achieve it, that a grantee had gained after working with us. In fact, the funder wanted that same clarity for themselves. It reminded us that clarity of purpose and accountability is a rare thing. We refer to this clear purpose as an organization having clarity on its point of accountability. It means there is alignment across the organization on the end result it will hold itself accountable for achieving. Organizations that are clear about their point of [...]

By |May 28th, 2019|Categories: Impact Clarity, Strategy|

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: News|
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