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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
March 23, 2022
Member Moment: Good Neighbors Canada, Ukraine Crisis Appeal Good Neighbors Canada is a registered charity and part of an international non-profit that specializes in global development projects and children's rights, empowering people to achieve self-reliance. What do you want people to know about how you or your organization is creating change in our community? We help communities worldwide find ways to make positive and sustainable changes. What are you working... Read More
March 15, 2022
On February 23, Pillar and the London Black History Coordinating Committee came together to host a panel discussion at Innovation Works called No Going Back. This panel conversation brought together Greg Frankson, Editor of AfriCANthology: Perspectives of Black Canadian Poets , Carl Cadogan, Chair of the London Black History Coordinating Committee and host Nicole Kaniki, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Research and Innovation at University of Toronto. The... Read More
March 8, 2022
With contributions from Rachel Berdan, Dawn Burns, Mojdeh Cox and Dharshi Lacey Propelled by our strategic plan that calls us to operationalize equity, recovery and change in action, Pillar’s women-led leadership team is embarking on a journey to implement a shared leadership model across our organization. This model is critical to helping us make the internal shifts required to act out our strategic plan and connects across all areas of... Read More
March 4, 2022
Last week, Pillar Nonprofit Network made a written submission for the pre-budget consultation in advance of the upcoming federal budget. In alignment with policy priorities identified by our members, Pillar’s strategic plan, and the federal advocacy of Imagine Canada, we advanced five key recommendations: Invest in organizations that deliver community services and government priorities; Make regulatory changes that likewise increase the capacity of social purpose organizations; Accelerate and expand anti-oppression... Read More
January 26, 2022
“Can’t stop. Won’t stop.” Pillar staff had the opportunity this week to attend and observe the AGM of a member organization, and these were the words of its executive director, a firm commitment to move forward relentlessly in the face of extraordinary challenges. Can’t stop. Won’t stop. It’s how we feel about advocating for our sector, our member organizations, our team and the communities and people that all of us... Read More


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