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January 30, 2020
Michelle Baldwin, Executive Director at Pillar Nonprofit Network joined a roundtable discussion at the 2020 Ontario Budget Consultation with the Rod Phillips, Minister of Finance and Jeff Yurek, Member of Provincial Parliament, Elgin-Middlesex-London on January 28th, 2020Read More
January 9, 2020
The Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Libro Social Enterprise Incubator cohort is changing the world through the work that they do. These organizations do the work of centering the voices of youth, building resiliency in communities, connecting people with nature, offering education, creating community experiences, improving the way people interact with the world around them, and supporting Indigenous communities and programs. Hear what past participants have to say . The latest cohort... Read More
January 2, 2020
We are happy to announce that our newest team member, Eaman Fahmy, will joining Pillar on January 6, 2020 as our Inclusive Program Designer. Eaman is a community organizer with a passion for equity and inclusion. She will be joining our Social Innovation Cluster to work with the Women of Ontario Social Enterprise Network and other possibilities as they emerge. Previously, she has engaged in outreach and advocacy as Constituency... Read More
December 11, 2019
At this time of year, giving and gratitude are on many people's minds. We give gifts of gratitude for neighbours, teachers, colleagues, and board members. We take the time to pick out something special for friends and loved ones. What if you knew your thoughtful gift also created jobs for refugees, supported Indigenous healing services, or contributed directly to addressing Iron Deficiency Anemia around the world? If you're in the... Read More
November 26, 2019
We are happy to introduce you to our new Membership Engagement Manager, Paul Seale ! His role is designed to support and amplify the impact of our membership and network. Paul will be growing the network and deepening connections with members of our network and our community . He will facilitate animation and engagement activities with a primary focus on inclusion, collaboration and community development. Paul has been an archivist,... Read More
November 7, 2019
Lore Wainwright, Director of Operations, Innovation Works, has been recognized by the London Community Foundation (LCF) with their Vital People Award. LCF believes that leaders in the charitable sector play a significant role in creating an inclusive community for everyone. Their Vital People Award recognizes individuals working in the London, Ontario and Middlesex County charitable sector with funding for professional development. The Foundation believes that investing in the professional development... Read More
October 30, 2019
Looking to start or grow a social enterprise? It can be challenging to take time for strategic business planning when you are managing the daily needs of your organization. Innoweave, an initiative of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, provides up to $10k in funding to support your team. Funding is available to nonprofits, for-profits and cooperatives to hire external consulting services to support market research, strategic planning, financial models, pricing,... Read More
October 15, 2019
On October 22nd, Lindsay McDermott joined Pillar as our Business and Resource Development Manager. Lindsay is a seasoned community change-maker with more than a decade of experience in strategic resource development, generating significant revenue that furthers social innovation, fulfills charitable missions, and creates lasting community impact. By pairing passion with purpose, Lindsay builds formative partnerships that inspire meaningful results. We are thrilled to welcome her to the team!Read More
September 30, 2019
The Pillar Nonprofit Network team is excited to welcome five new team members into the fold this October! We welcome Sarah Beyea to the role of Project Manager . Sarah has a passion for helping organizations improve and communicate their social, environmental, and economic impact. With over eleven years of experience in project management and program implementation, she is a firm believer that the best change happens through collaboration and... Read More
September 9, 2019
After a six month Reflective Practice & Research Fellowship, Michelle Baldwin, Executive Director is coming back with renewed energy and insight following global network research, learning opportunities, reflective practices and dedicated time to document the story and promising practices of Pillar, Innovation Works and VERGE Capital. To learn more read Michelle's latest blog here . Having others step into leadership and documenting our network approach were intentional to create succession... Read More


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