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September 28, 2022
Organization/Business: 519Pursuit Short Bio or Organizational Mission: Through a friendship-based approach and an empathy-driven outreach program, kindness and understanding are at the frontlines of 519Pursuit’s work. Our foundation is built on meeting community members facing poverty and homelessness right where they are. This kickstarts reintegrating vulnerable members back into a supportive, and inclusive community. Through friendship, we are able to support honest trial and error while walking alongside someone who... Read More
September 22, 2022
A cameo of Rachel Berdan and a banner reading, "To Rise and to Shine: A Celebration of Rachel Berdan's Leadership and Purpose"
Pillar Nonprofit Network team honours and celebrates the contributions and leadership of Rachel Berdan on the occasion of her resignation as Interim Co-President & CEO and VP, Transformation & Community-Based Economy.Read More
September 20, 2022
A logo for PROJECT 51 LONDON, featuring a check mark, and a banner reading PILLAR LAUNCHES MUNICIPAL VOTER ENGAGEMENT INITIATIVE
In the wake of dwindling voter turnout in recent elections and our commitment to strengthening democratic institutions, Pillar Nonprofit Network is launching an effort meant to encourage people who rarely or never vote to cast ballots in the upcoming municipal election, October 24. Called Project 51 London, the initiative’s long-term goal is to increase municipal voter turnout in London municipal elections to greater than 50% by coaching community organizations to mount voter education pop-ups designed by the Democratic Engagement Exchange.Read More
August 18, 2022
Pillar is delighted to have the opportunity to continue to offer the Canada Life Young Leaders program and applications are now open. Pillar has a strong commitment to diversity in leadership, youth volunteerism and board governance education, making this program a natural fit with our other diversity and governance initiatives. Through sponsorship by Canada Life and a partnership with Young London , this program provides young people in our community... Read More
August 11, 2022
by Harini Satheeskumar, Youth Engagment Coordinator, Social Six ‘Youth are the future’ is a commonly echoed sentiment, but it’s an expression that I have never been forced to deeply reflect upon before entering my role at Pillar. At first, the idea that youth are the future is an obvious observation, a statement that proclaims the natural order of things, that young people, like myself, will grow up and fill the... Read More
August 5, 2022
Organization/Business: Thames Valley Education Foundation Short Bio or Organizational Mission: To provide enhanced learning opportunities for Thames Valley students by fostering support from all sectors of society. What do you want people to know about how you or your organization is creating change in our community? Established in 2001, The Thames Valley Education Foundation (TVEF) is a registered charitable organization affiliated with the Thames Valley District School Board. TVEF exists... Read More
August 5, 2022
Organization/Business: Growth & Co. Short Bio or Organizational Mission : We teach charities how to raise money through a 12 week training and coaching program. What do you want people to know about how you or your organization is creating change in our community? We take revenue stress away from Executive Directors. Working with us, you are able to build and enhance your fundraising operations by determining the best ways... Read More
August 3, 2022
To our members and network, Since the unexpected exit of our past President and CEO, Mojdeh Cox, the Pillar staff team has been experiencing many emotions. We’re still trying to find the words to say what’s in our hearts while we walk through this moment. Through all change, whether leadership change or systems change, we believe in the power of both reflection and action. That’s why we felt it was... Read More
July 25, 2022
To our valued Pillar community, Pillar is an important community organization and folks are naturally passionate about and protective of our organization and our team. The Pillar Board understands and appreciates that, and we share that same passion and commitment. The Board leads with the values of the organization at the forefront and we are always open to feedback from members, including in this situation. This kind of change can... Read More
July 21, 2022
In the spirit of Pillar Nonprofit Network’s ongoing commitment to shared leadership, the Board of Directors has accepted the proposal from the senior leadership of Pillar to appoint Rachel Berdan, VP Transformation and Community-Based Economy, and Tanja Kueneman, VP Finance and Strategy, as interim Co-Presidents/Chief Executive Officers effective July 21, 2022. As co-leaders, Rachel will oversee Pillar’s programming and act as the primary contact for stakeholders and partners while Tanja... Read More

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