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 (including significant increases and decreases in demand, depending on the sub-sector), and what the virus has brought to light about cracks in the charitable sector. We get an inside look at what might need to change as we turn to recovery and transformation of [...]

By |May 28th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Podcast, Strategy|

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 been working in coaching and consulting with the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors for decades and have been connected to one another since 2012.  Our learning and growing together has been rich and varied. We work with nonprofit, public sector and philanthropic leaders in planning [...]

By |May 21st, 2020|Categories: Impact Clarity, Leadership, Strategy|

Building Better Communities: The B Corp Model with Craig Ryan, BDC

Are you proud of how your successful organization makes your community a better place to live? Do you want to be? Craig Ryan, Director, Purpose Entrepreneurship, leads BDC's team to help grow Canada's national movement of certified Beneficial corporations (B Corps). He shares with us how this thinking fits with B Corp leaders, what he sees as the resilience of B Corps and the importance of this as a model for more organizations as we come out the other side of COVID-19, with people more connected to people and place, and the impact they can make on their community.  [...]

By |April 30th, 2020|Categories: Podcast|

Decent Work and the New Economy Post-Recovery, with Derek Cook and Kate Siklosi

Derek Cook, leader of the Canadian Poverty Institute also leads a Collective Impact Initiative, the New Economy Roundtable.  He's joined by Roundtable member Kate Siklosi of the Ian Martin Group (a B Corp), in discussing their focus on increasing the number of people in "decent work" in Ontario, and how this focus is even more important coming through the COVID crisis into both economic and social recovery.      Resources: New Economy Roundtable: Canadian Poverty Institute: Ian Martin Group: UN Report: McMaster Research - Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario: . Find out more about our [...]

By |April 16th, 2020|Categories: Leadership, Podcast, Social Innovation|

Planning for Recovery: New Supports from Innoweave

Our sector is moving to address immediate needs of clients as well as to begin building toward recovery in the months to come. Our partners at Innoweave are launching two new supports for nonprofits and charities adapting to the COVID-19 emergency that we want you to know about. Innoweave is offering Leading in a time of Crisis led by Kimberley Nemrava. The stream includes resources for decision-making, managing and communicating in times of crisis. Most importantly, sector leaders will be matched with experienced mentors in crisis management for confidential support. At the same time, recognizing that the sector will be adapting [...]

By |April 8th, 2020|Categories: Collective Impact, Impact Clarity, Leadership, Measurement|Tags: |
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