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July 17, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin Policy impacts everything around us. Government policies have innumerable effects on living conditions, influencing everything from funding levels to the programs and services that are made available to our communities. Providing front line services gives nonprofits an advantage in policy conversations; through our organizations, Canadians communicate their values, hopes and ideals and, in turn, we act as an organized expression of these civic desires... Read More
June 18, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin How to Embed & Embrace Failure & Learning in Your Organization Throughout my time as Executive Director of Pillar Nonprofit Network, the use of the word failure has been met with eye rolls, people shifting uncomfortably in their seats and outright debates about using the “f” word. While opening up on this topic is still taboo for some, at Pillar we pair failure with... Read More
June 11, 2019
The Ontario government released the 2019 Budget on April 11, its first since taking office last June. On May 9, it released the 2019 Expenditure Estimates. What does the budget mean for our sector and specifically London and area? On this page you will find some useful links to keep you updated on current policy changes and we will do our best to add additional links as they become available... Read More
June 6, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin The Banff Centre Foundations of Purpose program provided Michelle Baldwin a stunning background to do deep listening, expand awareness and inquiry. Aligning actions and decision making with purpose feels more important than ever right now. #followthefellowship #leadership #vulernability @banffcentre #banffcentre Follow along #followthefellowship Tweets by ml_baldwin Facebook Instagram LinkedInRead More
June 6, 2019
We are delighted to announce the addition of new staff members for the summer! They will bring their expertise to special projects at Innovation Works and VERGE Capital , as well as Pillar's Impact Consulting and Communications programs. We look forward to learning from their contributions to the team. Matthew Gennaro Matthew holds an undergraduate degree from King's University College and a diploma in Nonprofit Management from Western University. He... Read More
May 28, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin An epic journey through Europe includes Yunus Business Centre, University of Florence and Social Enterprise NL . Themes include: What is intent of social impact How legal structures drive your business model Social enterprise as tool to create sustainable communities Impact first social enterprises Role of government – activism vs. collaborative spirit Cross sector collaboration – you need all the levers of nonprofit, social... Read More
May 28, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin An epic journey through Europe to Impact Hub Florence , Impact Hub Vienna and Impact Hub Amsterdam revealed! Themes include: 1. Comes as you are, this is your home 2. Like a family 3. Use impact enterprise instead of social enterprise because of interpretation of “social” 4. How do you engage members as active in decision making 5. Creating a network that is alive... Read More
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 13, 2019
We are thrilled to announce that work on CityStudio London has begun and will continue under the leadership of Pillar's newest team member, Mischa Schlemmer. London is one of the newest cities to join the CityStudio network and build on the concept that started in Vancouver . This project will bring together Pillar, City staff, students, and postsecondary education partners to work on projects that will benefit London and its... Read More
May 10, 2019
Organization Name: Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario Ronald McDonald House Charities Southwestern Ontario (RMHC-SWO) is a "home-away-from-home" keeping families close to their seriously ill children's medical care. We are a part of a global network that prioritizes family centered care through our three core programs. The 34 bedroom House 165 steps from London Children's Hospital, Ronald McDonald Family Room London on the sixth floor of Children's Hospital, and Canada's... Read More


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