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Doris Buffett's Legacy: doubling impact by empowering young philanthropists, with Amy Kingman

Impact Conversations

Release Date: 08/22/2019

Beyond Strategic Planning, Strategy is creating value, with Prof. Brent McKnight show art Beyond Strategic Planning, Strategy is creating value, with Prof. Brent McKnight

Impact Conversations

In this episode, Lynn interviews Dr. Brent McKnight, Associate Professor in Strategic Management at McMaster University's DeGroote School of Business.   Brent characterizes strategy as being about creating value, whether at a for profit (business) or nonprofit organization.  Having recently developed an undergraduate course in organizational strategy, Brent shares some early findings of applying business models, such as Five Forces, to nonprofits in developing their strategy.   He underscores the importance for nonprofits to think broadly about strategy to create value...

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Lynn on Collective Impact - from United Way Halton & Hamilton's, This Podcast is Not For Profit show art Lynn on Collective Impact - from United Way Halton & Hamilton's, This Podcast is Not For Profit

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Something new this week - we are excited to share another great podcast with you, this time, with Social Impact Advisors as the guest rather than podcast host.  Lynn's interview by Mike Mikulak on the United Way Halton & Hamilton's "This Podcast is Not For Profit" was recently published, where she talks about how and why a collective impact approach works, some of the challenges and joys that come from working this way and shares examples of youth-focused collectives in Kingston and Halton.  They also talk more broadly about how being clear about and committed to impacts benefits...

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Youth Leadership with Tamer Ibrahim of the Laidlaw Foundation show art Youth Leadership with Tamer Ibrahim of the Laidlaw Foundation

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In this episode, Sally speaks with Tamer Ibrahim of the Laidlaw Foundation about Youth Collective Impact, or Youth CI.   Tamer is the manager of Youth CI at Laidlaw and also sits on the board of directors at the ‘For Youth Initiative’: a non-profit organization that has served, inspired and advocated for thousands of teens and young adults in York South-Weston since 1995.     Youth CI is a program of the Laidlaw Foundation, in partnership with Innoweave, that helps organizations in local communities across Ontario develop, launch and implement collective...

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Short stuff: Our Plans for 2020 show art Short stuff: Our Plans for 2020

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In this episode Sally shares the new focus the Impact Conversations podcast will have in 2020: Talking to people starting new impact and strategy projects and initiatives in their NGOs, educational institutions and communities. We will check-in throughout the year with these guests. We hope these are helpful and practical case studies for our listeners.  Episodes with influencers and thought leaders about how the social and environmental action sectors are changing- the emergence of systems entrepreneurs, new approaches to evaluation, participatory action research, co-design and...

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Hope, Joy and Gifts on Our End of Year Podcast show art Hope, Joy and Gifts on Our End of Year Podcast

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In the last podcast of the year, Lynn and Sally reflect on their work and the conversations we've had in 2019. We talk about the hope we're seeing in social and environmental impact circles around innovations in finance, new approaches to philanthropy, and in inspiring young people. We talk about the gifts that people give to one another and their communities, in the form of volunteerism or intellectual capital or direct investment of resources as they work together to tackle complex issues.   And we talk about Joy as a measurable outcome in strategy for the arts.  Many thanks to...

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Community Foundations are Changing: Terry Cooke from the Hamilton Community Foundation show art Community Foundations are Changing: Terry Cooke from the Hamilton Community Foundation

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In this episode, Lynn talks to Terry Cooke, President and CEO of the Hamilton Community Foundation about what is changing in Community Foundations, and how the Hamilton Foundation is leading the change.  

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Strategy for Impact at Green Economy Canada with Priyanka Lloyd show art Strategy for Impact at Green Economy Canada with Priyanka Lloyd

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In this episode Lynn is joined by Priyanka Lloyd, Executive Director of Green Economy Canada.

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

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Lynn is joined by Steve Doherty and Mike Burnett 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.

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Exploring The Mount Community Centre show art Exploring The Mount Community Centre

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

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Bold thinking on systems change in Canada, with Bill Young, Social Capital Partners show art Bold thinking on systems change in Canada, with Bill Young, Social Capital Partners

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In this episode, Bill Young, the founder of Social Capital Partners, joins Lynn to talk about creating impact in systems. Bill’s extensive business experience and social enterprise successes have given him some important insights about learning through experimentation, pivoting as ideas and opportunities present themselves, and trusting in management teams and their Theories of Change.

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In this episode, Lynn chats with Amy Kingman, Executive Director of the Learning by Giving Foundation (LxG) about experiential philanthropy. Founded by Doris Buffett, LxG teaches and empowers students to make wise grants of Buffett's capital to community-based nonprofits.

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