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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.

Oct 28, 2021

Rudy Ruttimann, Founding Director of Sketch Working Arts, shares why and how she has stepped down after 22 years as the Executive Director, and the importance of succession planning She also shares the exciting work she’s now taking on. The new role includes capturing learning from “Project Home”, buying their own studio space, through a community bond raise and traditional fundraising, all through COVID.

Her work will also include conducting research around the impact of the arts, and developing Next Up, the Leadership Institute for youth not in traditional education opportunities.  These sound like more of the dreaded “overhead” activities for a nonprofit, so Rudy is again thinking creatively about how to get this work funded, potentially through other social finance solutions.  We’re keen to hear where Rudy’s work takes Sketch, as well as what models it presents for the sector. For now, have a listen. 




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