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May 25, 2022
Organization/Business: Changing The Flow Short Bio or Organizational Mission: We believe every washroom should provide period products. Inclusive, accessible, and free. We can help you do it, #justliketoiletpaper. Changing The Flow is a social enterprise dedicated to the achievement of menstrual equity and the elimination of stigma surrounding periods. We do this through awareness, education, and implementation. What do you want people to know about how you or your organization... Read More
May 10, 2022
The social impact sector has identified long-standing gaps in worker retention, equitable compensation, talent acquisition, recruitment and addressing employment precarity. The reality is that with limited resources, it can be challenging to commit dedicated time, money and energy to this work, but it’s critical to the sustainability of our organizations, our colleagues and the people we serve. Pillar is currently working with the Workplace Planning and Development Board Elgin Middlesex... Read More
May 4, 2022
Notwithstanding frequent headlines about their impactful work in communities, London-area nonprofits are struggling to attract the funding they need to do their work during the pandemic and ready themselves for recovery. And it’s been even tougher for small nonprofits according to data that Pillar Nonprofit Network members provided in a micro-survey conducted by Pillar in April. Though some organizations say they’re faring well, it’s clear that many are not, consistent... Read More
May 3, 2022
Social Six, by Pillar Nonprofit Network, is reimagining what it means to do ‘Youth Engagement,’ and we call on you to do the same. The Emerging Leaders series highlights youth voices as crucial partners in addressing issues and making decisions that affect them personally or that they believe to be important. Young leaders, Bayan and Zahra are here to share their Social Six journeys and social enterprise, teensGILO (Teens Get... Read More
April 20, 2022
We are pleased to share our annual Impact Report for 2021 . The theme of our report for this past year is Equity and Radical Accountability: Unlearning While Taking Action, which encapsulates the journey we have been on to meet the goals of our strategic plan . Over the past year at Pillar, we have taken a deep look at the internal, cultural and relational ways that we operate and... Read More
April 20, 2022
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LONDON, ONTARIO – This past November, Pillar Nonprofit Network reached a significant milestone, celebrating the 15th Annual Pillar Community Innovation Awards (PCIAs) and over 190 stories told. The PCIAs are a signature event for Pillar and an important opportunity for the network to gather, be inspired and celebrate extraordinary people in our community. This year, Pillar is turning their attention to what the network and community need in this moment... Read More
April 12, 2022
A graduated disbursement quota and a commitment to amend the Income Tax Act so that charities can more easily work with non-qualified donees are two direct wins for impact sector advocates in federal Budget 2022 tabled yesterday. As Imagine Canada notes , this is the second consecutive budget with meaningful reference to the nonprofit and charitable sector and sets a new 'floor' for future recognition. Thinking about Collaboration and Collective... Read More
March 29, 2022
Organization/Business Circles London (Goodwill Industries) Short Bio or Organizational Mission: Circles London is a transformational approach to ending poverty one family at a time. This approach works collaboratively with community volunteers who are further along in their careers – to support Circles participants, with their identified goals and needs. Together, we work to remove complex systemic barriers that continue the cycle of poverty for many Londoners. What do you want... Read More
March 29, 2022
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Innoweave, an initiative of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, provides up to $10k in funding to support your team’s capacity-building. Funding is available to nonprofits, for-profits and cooperatives to hire external consulting services to support strategic planning, business planning, financial models, pricing, cost analysis and much more. The Pillar team has supported multiple organizations each year through Innoweave funding, a fantastic opportunity to access expert consulting services. Check out the... Read More
March 28, 2022
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This week, Pillar Nonprofit Network is launching a series of occasional micro-surveys, beginning with a 2-minute questionnaire asking members about their experiences with funders and funding meant to help better inform the action promised in our strategic plan. We're calling it Information for Action. Like most membership organizations, Pillar conducts regular surveys so that members are actively shaping our priorities and our programs. We’ve been grateful for the response and... Read More


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