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October 1, 2018
We are thrilled to share that Phyllis Retty will be joining the Pillar team on November 1 as our new Director of Finance. Meet Phyllis: Phyllis is a Certified Professional Accountant, CMA. Phyllis recently retired from 3M Canada in London, Ontario where her career spanned experience in Finance and Human Resources. Her 20 years in the Finance Department included roles providing financial counsel to the manufacturing organization, business divisions as... Read More
October 1, 2018
Over the past several municipal elections, Pillar Nonprofit Network has asked candidates running for municipal office to answer questions around issues that we felt were important in the community. This year, the questions we asked were around inclusion and equity because it has been identified as a key issue and area of focus in our community and as part of Pillar’s strategic plan. Read the Survey Responses >>Read More
August 31, 2018
Would you rather shop at a big box store or a store with BIG IMPACT? Well, our community has spoken and they want to shop from local social enterprises! Last year's Meaningful Market blew us away with attendance and community support, with over 250 attendees and $5,300 in sales! As a result, we have decided to hold another market this year. The Meaningful Market is a collection of local social... Read More
August 31, 2018
We are pleased to welcome Vida Nazir to the Pillar team! Vida will be supporting our Innovation Works team and helping us to keep the space running smoothly. Meet Vida: As a woman of many interests; I enjoy keeping my mind and body active. Some of my hobbies include but are not limited to playing video games, painting, knitting, sewing, reading, writing, crafting, and researching. While I hold my placement... Read More
July 31, 2018
We are pleased to announce that the London Life Young Leaders program will be offered through Pillar Nonprofit Network for the 2018/2019 year. Now in its second year in partnership with London Youth Advisory Council and sponsored by London Life this program provides young people in our community with a unique leadership opportunity. The program matches youth aged 18-24 with a nonprofit organization, providing them the opportunity to serve as... Read More
July 25, 2018
Drum roll please... with 20 investors we have exceeded our goal and raised $2,260,000 in lending capital that will fund numerous social enterprises, environmental initiatives and affordable housing in our communities over the next 7 years. The VERGE Breakthrough Fund is Southwestern Ontario’s first impact investing fund providing growth capital to social and environmental enterprises. The first of it's kind in Canada, the VERGE Breakthrough Fund is paving the way... Read More
July 24, 2018
We are very excited to welcome Chloée Godin-Jacques to the Pillar team. Chloée will be working with us to develop an accessibility tool kit and complete an accessibility assessment of Innovation Works. We are looking forward to working and learning alongside her! Meet Chloée: Chloée is in her fifth year at King’s University College. She is completing an Honours Specialization Program in Social Justice and Peace Studies, as well as... Read More
July 11, 2018
Each quarter we invite six startup social enterprises to join us for six months of integrated, supported learning at Innovation Works. Sponsored by Libro Credit Union, we provide ongoing coaching, mentorship, learning opportunities and resources to boost the impact of these social enterprises. Social Enterprise Incubator participants receive: - 6 months access to Innovation Works - Bi-weekly workshops; including business development, strategic planning and impact measurement - 1-1 Coaching with... Read More
June 29, 2018
Innovation Works is offering a new 6 month Pillar Flex Package, sponsored by Pillar Nonprofit Network. Become an Innovation Works Co-Tenant for $65/month for 6 months (regularly $125/month). Spots are limited. Apply TODAY! Pillar Flex Package Requirements Your organization identifies as a Nonprofit An understanding that this is a 6 month pilot project Have an Advisory Committee or a Board of Directors Will work regularly and be present at Innovation... Read More
May 31, 2018
We are excited to welcome five exceptional student placements to the Pillar team this summer. Meet Nikky Manfredi: Hello! My name is Nicole Manfredi but you can call me Nikky. I am a Media and the Public Interest and Political Science student entering into my last year at Western University in the fall. I am passionate about creative storytelling, especially storytelling that takes an intersectional, communal and non-traditional approach to... Read More


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