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May 14, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin Through her Reflective & Research Fellowship Michelle Baldwin is visiting shared spaces in Europe and Canada. New learnings are emerging while also validating that the approach we take is innovative and co-created with our community. #followthefellowship #togetherforward #sharedspaces #collaboration #impact @csiTO @HUBFirenze @impacthub @ImpactHubAMS Follow along #followthefellowship Tweets by ml_baldwin Facebook Instagram LinkedInRead More
May 6, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin The 5 E’s of Co-Creating Communications with Community Written By: Michelle Baldwin, Executive Director, Pillar Nonprofit Network Pillar, in true network style, leads with collaboration and co-creation even for its communications and branding. Our Pillar, Innovation Works, and VERGE Capital brands have all been co-created with our members, collaborators, network, and the community. Co-creation involves purposefully engaging those relationships in our network and sharing... Read More
May 6, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin Exploring themes from meetings, interactions and support from CulturePlex Lab at Western , Maytree Policy School , ON Communication , Revel in the Mess , and Horizon Leadership . Themes include: Data is good Suspending judgement Putting myself out there Finding my inner artist Disconnecting when you hold relationships Space for deeper work Being in the moment Would love to hear from you with... Read More
April 24, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin Exploring themes from meeting with networks this week including Maytree Policy School , Imagine Canada , Social Innovation Canada , Centre for Social Innovation , WE Global Learning Center and Ontario Nonprofit Network. Themes include: How do you work across different political perspectives? How can Pillar share more about our public policy work? A network approach that spans across sectors, is now necessary for... Read More
April 1, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin In addition to meeting knowledge partners during her Reflective Practice & Research Fellowship, Michelle Baldwin has been visiting museums engaged in active reflection. Viewing art has sparked curiosity and has helped reveal complex connections. Follow along #followthefellowship Tweets by ml_baldwin Facebook Instagram LinkedInRead More
March 18, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin Exploring themes from meeting with networks this week including Ivey Business School Network for Business Sustainability , Glen Pearson, Frontier College , East Scarborough Storefront and Centre for Connected Communities : More questions than answers when exploring network building and cross sector collaboration. What is the role of a network in convening and sharing knowledge about future disruptors to our communities? How we future... Read More
March 15, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin Still learning this vlog life, first time face capture at beginning had me LOL and this time vlog is 6 minutes & too long. Stick with me & I promise I will get these to 3 minutes or less! I was just having too much fun capturing the amazing people I have met at Vantage Point, CityStudio Vancouver, HiVE Vancouver,, RADIUS SFU and The... Read More
March 13, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin "... lead with empathy and open communication...for success" Two years ago I started to consider the possibility of a fellowship that would allow me to step outside my Executive Director role for several months and document the origin stories of Pillar Nonprofit Network, Innovation Works and VERGE Capital. In December 2018, my proposal for a Reflective Practice and Research Fellowship was approved by Pillar’s... Read More
March 11, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin Wishful Thinking It was two years ago when, in an executive leadership coaching session, the idea of a sabbatical or fellowship came up. It was with a laugh and the comment, “That does not happen in nonprofits,” then I brushed it off. Janet Frood, from Horizon Leadership, asked “Why not?” and sent me links to opportunities that exist in the U.S. Fast-forward to Tonya... Read More
March 7, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin Our Director Impact & Storytelling Maria Luisa Contursi at Pillar Nonprofit Network is amazingly creative & she created this photo journal to capture my first week of my Reflective Practice & Research Fellowship. Emerging themes - Examining Power Structures, Leading with Curiosity, Asking Better Questions and Connecting to Nature through #SitSpot Reflective Practice. Follow along #followthefellowship Tweets by ml_baldwin Facebook Instagram LinkedInRead More

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