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February 22, 2024
The Meaningful Market is a unique holiday market that features local businesses hosted by Pillar Nonprofit Network at Innovation Works. The event, which takes place in November every year, goes beyond the traditional idea of a Christmas market by providing a forum for networking and education. Meaningful Market is more than just a marketplace; it’s a place for members of the community to come together and support local businesses. This... Read More
February 21, 2024
Call for Nominations to the Pillar Nonprofit Network Board of Directors Dear Community Members, Pillar Nonprofit Network is looking for individuals who are interested in helping to guide and shape the future of our work by joining our Board of Directors . As we embark on fulfilling the mission and achieving the goals of our Provisional Strategic Plan over the next 18 months, we are eager to welcome passionate and... Read More
February 9, 2024
LONDON, Ontario -- February 9, 2024. Pillar Nonprofit Network i s calling on the federal government to invest directly in equity-deserving communities and to invest in the nonprofit sector as a ready partner in advancing its equity goals. The recommendations are part Pillar's submission to the Department of Finance's "Let's Talk Budget" consultations in advance of the 2024 budget expected this Spring. "The interconnected recommendations . . . comprise urgently... Read More
February 5, 2024
Dear Community Members, Over the past year, we’ve kept you informed about Pillar Nonprofit Network’s progress, sharing both challenges and successes. Today marks a significant milestone as we unveil our 2024-2025 Provisional Strategic Plan , a crucial step in our commitment to building a resilient and future-focussed organization. This roadmap will guide Pillar over the next 18-24 months, outlining our goals and priorities, and setting the direction for our upcoming... Read More
January 31, 2024
Cameo looking downward at people joining hands in the centre of a circle, with text, "Empowering Communities Through Collaboration: Our recommendations for Ontario budget 2024 | Pillar Nonprofit Network"
LONDON, Ontario (January 31, 2024) -- Pillar Nonprofit Network has submmitted a suite of recommendations to the provincial government that would see investment in Ontario nonprofits as ever-ready partners to government in delivering innovative solutions on public priorities in a collaborative way. The recommendations -- Investing in nonprofits for a more affordable, more resilient Ontario are made as part of the Ontario Ministry of Finance's consultations in advance of the... Read More
December 18, 2023
One of the things we heard loud and clear from Pillar members and the community this year -- not least through the work of Pillar's Community Advisory Panel -- was a desire to receive updates from leadership regarding the organization's operations. Happy to oblige, then-Interim CEO Maureen Cassidy Board Chair Kapil Lakhotia sent an joint message by email to members and newsletter subscribers in August with an overview of the... Read More
December 5, 2023
It is the season of giving, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than by choosing gifts that make a positive impact on the world? Pillar Nonprofit Network is pleased to introduce this year’s Holiday Gift Guide, where every purchase tells a story of empowerment, sustainability, and meaningful change. This curated collection features a roster of local social enterprises committed to making a difference in the lives of individuals... Read More
November 27, 2023
PAWS helps disadvantaged members of our community get vet treatments for their beloved pets. We subsidize urgent care and preventive treatments, helping reduce the number of animals on the streets, surrendered or euthanized. What do you want people to know about how you or your organization is creating change in our community? Our focus is preventive. A little money spent at the right time to prevent unwanted births and spread... Read More
November 14, 2023
The Libro Social Enterprise Incubator is Pillar Nonprofit Network's social enterprise support program funded by Libro Credit Union . This program is designed for community members in the late-ideation/early validation stages of their social impact businesses who are looking to develop and clarify their revenue-generating model for their organization. Through a 10-week workshop series, entrepreneurs participate in a cohort-based learning experience guided by Pillar's Social Enterprise Program Manager and Coach... Read More
November 10, 2023
HEART-LINKS LAZOS DE CORAZÓN is a London-based registered charity that works to advance community development in northern Peru. We partner with organizations in Peru to finance and accompany community-led initiatives in education, leadership training, gender equality, sustainable communities and health and wellness, among others. We also organize an annual trip to northern Peru for people who are interested in learning what it's like to walk in solidarity with people from... Read More


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