Impact Consulting


Social Innovation · Social Enterprise · Social Finance · Board Governance · Diversity Training



Strengthening Your Impact!

Impact Consulting by Pillar Nonprofit Network provides cutting edge consulting services designed to amplify the social impact of nonprofit organizations, social enterprises and social purpose businesses.

For over 15 years, Pillar has been strengthening the impact of the nonprofit sector. We connect the three pillars - nonprofit, business and government - to create community impact. We spark innovation.  In addition, Pillar operates Innovation Works, a social innovation hub that is home to an extensive network of skilled professionals, industry experts and community leaders who can work with our core team of Impact consultants to design a project team tailored to your needs.

Through a variety of approaches, tools and resources, we strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations to develop innovative solutions to complex problems, advance their social purpose and generate greater impact


In collaboration with our partners and associates, Impact Consulting is trailblazing the following areas of community impact and social innovation:


Social Innovation

We work with nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, community organizations, government agencies and businesses to drive social change by helping them become more innovative, resourceful and impactful.  Through a variety of social innovation approaches, tools and resources, we strengthen the capacity of individuals and organizations to develop innovative solutions to complex problems, advance their social purpose and generate greater impact. 

Approaches:

  • Solutions lab
  • Design thinking
  • Shared space feasibility study
  • Facilitation, workshops and retreats
  • Collaborative projects


Social Enterprise

We offer customized and expert strategic consultation for nonprofit and for-profit social enterprises. We assist individual social entrepreneurs and organizations wishing to conceive, design, launch or expand a social enterprise. 

Approaches:

  • Flourishing business model canvas
  • New venture creation
  • Feasibility studies
  • Market analysis
  • Impact measurement and management
  • Business plan development
  • Implementation plan 


Social Finance

In partnership with VERGE Capital, a leading regional social finance intermediary, we provide access to capital for nonprofit and for-profit social enterprises. We help connect impact investors to market knowledge and investment opportunities.

Approaches:

  • Capitalization strategies
  • Financial modeling including development, analysis and scenario testing
  • Product development and implementation, e.g. Community Bond
  • Impact measurement and management
  • Investor relations 


Board Governance

Through facilitation, training and experiential learning, we offer boards the education, tools and resources they need to provide effective, responsible oversight and ensure that board members (and staff) have a solid understanding of their respective roles and responsibilities as directors. 

Approaches:

  • Board governance/bylaw review
  • Board training
  • Board recruitment
  • Board planning


Diversity Training

Impact Consulting is committed to helping clients create diverse and inclusive organizations reflective of the community they serve.  Our goal is to ensure that qualified candidates from visible minority and under-represented groups are not excluded from positions of decision-making and influence on boards, agencies and commissions in the public and nonprofit sectors.  

Approaches:

  • Diversity workshops
  • Leadership development
  • Recruitment


For more information

Julie Forrester
Manager, Impact Consulting
Pillar Nonprofit Network
phone: 519-433-7876 x 213
email: consulting@pillarnonprofit.ca

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