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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
March 6, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin On her first day of her Reflective Practice & Research Fellowship Michelle Baldwin shares her very first vlog ever! Michelle will be capturing her learning and journey along the way about network building and cross sector collaboration and how she will be integrating the reflection into the fellowship. Here we go! Follow along #followthefellowship Tweets by ml_baldwin Facebook Instagram LinkedInRead More
March 4, 2019
Pillar Nonprofit Network is excited to have our Executive Director, Michelle Baldwin embarking on a Reflective Practice and Research Fellowship from March 1 - August 31, 2019. Michelle will be capturing the origin stories, learning, failures and impact of Pillar’s journey as a network support organization and two of its key initiatives, Innovation Works and VERGE. Further, Michelle will be working alongside local, provincial, national and international networks and capturing... Read More
March 4, 2019
On January 23, Michelle Baldwin, Executive Director of Pillar Nonprofit Network and Vice Chair of Ontario Nonprofit Network, presented at the Budget Consultation with Minister of Finance Vic Fedeli and Minister of Transportation Jeff Yurek, along with over 50 other community members across the region.Read More
March 4, 2019
We are thrilled to welcome Jasmine Ball as Pillar's new Executive Assistant. Jasmine comes to Pillar from Western University where she served as Administrative Coordinator for the office of the Associate Vice-President of Student Experience. This fall she joined the United Way in a temporary placement as a Sponsored Employee to coordinate and promote Western’s workplace campaign. Jasmine is inspired by plans, programs, and movements that strive to promote equity,... Read More
March 4, 2019
In light of recent changes to Pillar's membership program, we have made some shifts within our team to better support our members.Read More

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