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 [...]

By |2019-06-19T16:39:58-04:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

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 [...]

By |2019-05-30T11:06:25-04:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Tackling Youth Homelessness, a Collective Impact approach with Bhavana Varma

Are you trying to address youth homelessness in your community? Have a listen to this episode with Bhavana Varma, CEO of the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (in Ontario). She shares the role and challenges of being the backbone organization for a collective impact project, explains the strategies they used [...]

By |2019-05-28T20:49:11-04:00May 16th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

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. [...]

By |2019-08-01T13:04:22-04:00May 9th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Innovating value, with Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith is our guest this week, discussing innovation. Glenn, whose affiliations include bdsmith Partners, Communitech and Blue Sea Philanthropy, defines innovation as thinking differently to create value. Tune in to this episode, as we discuss the meaning of innovation in for-profit and not-for-profit contexts alike. Resources: Glenn Smith on LinkedIn: Blue [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:36:50-04:00May 4th, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Root causes and sustainable futures, with Wendy Rinella

Wendy Rinella thinks of impact as moving people from a place where they are unsustainable, to sustainable. She shares with Lynn how the Oakville Community Foundation uses data to target solutions where they are needed most. Resources: The Oakville Community Foundation: "A Place to Call Home" Report: Wendy Rinella on LinkedIn: [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:21:33-04:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Hamilton Healthy Birth Weights Coalition, with Vanessa Parlette

The audio quality of this episode is a little patchier than we'd like at the beginning. Keep listening, it's worth it. Vanessa Parlette reflects on the successes of the Hamilton Healthy Birth Weights Coalition. She and Sally discuss the broad community engagement in the work and how they engaged meaningfully with young people [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:42:54-04:00April 18th, 2019|Categories: Collective Impact, Measurement, Podcast, Youth|0 Comments

The Together Project, with Anna Hill and Andrew Lusztyk

In this episode, we speak with Anna Hill & Andrew Lusztyk. They are co-directors and co-founders of the Together Project: a community-led project that connects refugee newcomers and Canadians, to build stronger, more integrated communities. We discuss the evolution of this grassroots citizens' initiative, including their fit in the broader network of settlement and [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:43:53-04:00March 21st, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments

Community Bonds, with David Cork

David Cork, Executive Director of Tapestry Community Capital, is an expert on community bonds. He tells us how Tapestry supports other not-for-profit organizations and co-ops to issue and manage community bonds, when a community bond is appropriate, and the three ingredients of a bond-worthy project. Resources: Tapestry Community Capital: TREC Renewable Energy [...]

By |2019-05-28T21:16:16-04:00February 21st, 2019|Categories: Podcast|0 Comments
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