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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.

Dec 12, 2019

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.  

They talk about leveraging community data and the foundation’s current focus on a collaborative effort with community partners to improve education outcomes over the next 10 years. 

Lynn and Terry talk about impact investing and social finance and the Hamilton Foundation’s experience as an early adopter in this drive to invest foundation assets for community benefit as well as making grants.  

Finally, they talk about the importance of staying relevant and adapting to changes in community, encouraging points of connection and conversation and ensuring donors, programs, and policies reflect and serve the community.  


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