Impact Conversations – a podcast2020-02-27T15:06:45-05:00

Impact Conversations 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. Check back for a new episode every second Thursday.

Listen and subscribe for free on Apple Podcasts or Google Play Music.


Listen on Google Play Music



Strategy for Impact at Green Economy Canada with Priyanka Lloyd

In this episode Lynn is joined by Priyanka Lloyd, Executive Director of Green Economy Canada. Green Economy Canada is a national non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating Canada’s transition to a low carbon economy.

As is the case for many environmentally focused agencies, Green Economy Canada was challenged to create a way of focusing their strategy and establishing what they can hold themselves accountable for achieving. In this episode, Priyanka and Lynn talk about how they achieved that and how their strategic clarity is helping to recruit business, engage communities and build the movement.



Green Economy Canada:

Check out […]

By |November 29th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|

500 in Five, a new strategic plan for Youth Without Shelter

In this episode Lynn is joined by Steve Doherty, Executive Director, and Mike Burnett, Community Engagement and Education Specialist, from Youth Without Shelter in Etobicoke, ON. Steve and Mike detail the “500 in Five” Strategic Plan and all that went into its development. This includes the inclusion of lived voices from youth at the shelter, obtaining buy-in from top to bottom and across stakeholder groups, and the importance of pressure testing their Theory of Change. They also discuss the importance of data to evaluate the success of their programs.


By |November 14th, 2019|Categories: Evaluation, Impact Clarity, Measurement, Podcast, Strategy, Youth|

Exploring The Mount Community Centre

In this episode we explore the origins of the success story that is The Mount Community Centre, in Peterborough, Ontario.

The Mount’s Chair Steve Kylie, Vice Chair John Martyn and Director of Strategic Advancement Andi van Koeverden share how a group of dreamers and volunteers transformed $25,000 in the Poverty Reduction Network’s bank account into a vibrant, 10 acre and $135,00 square foot community treasure focused on food security and affordable housing. Our guests share how the Mount came to be, and the innovative funding models used to acquire, convert and sustain it.


By |October 31st, 2019|Categories: Impact Clarity, Podcast, Social Finance|

Finding local solutions for building significant affordable housing, with Graham Cubitt

In this episode, Lynn interviews Graham Cubitt, Director of Projects and Marketing at Indwell, about his organization’s approach to housing stability. Indwell is both a property developer and a service provider, creating affordable housing communities that support people seeking health, wellness and belonging, but doing so requires trust, creativity, and money. Tune in to hear how these factors were aligned.


Find out more about our work at Social Impact Advisors:

Check […]

By |October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Impact Clarity, Podcast, Social Innovation|
Load More Posts