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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
May 6, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin The 5 E’s of Co-Creating Communications with Community Written By: Michelle Baldwin, Executive Director, Pillar Nonprofit Network Pillar, in true network style, leads with collaboration and co-creation even for its communications and branding. Our Pillar, Innovation Works, and VERGE Capital brands have all been co-created with our members, collaborators, network, and the community. Co-creation involves purposefully engaging those relationships in our network and sharing... Read More
May 6, 2019
#followthefellowship blog entry by Michelle Baldwin Exploring themes from meetings, interactions and support from CulturePlex Lab at Western , Maytree Policy School , ON Communication , Revel in the Mess , and Horizon Leadership . Themes include: Data is good Suspending judgement Putting myself out there Finding my inner artist Disconnecting when you hold relationships Space for deeper work Being in the moment Would love to hear from you with... Read More
May 2, 2019
We had the pleasure of reconnecting with all of our 2018 Pillar Community Innovation Award Finalists recently to ask them about how their work is developing and to reflect on their experience as award finalists. A number of common themes emerged and were captured in this art zine by our student Maddie Tsushima. Check out what our finalists had to say!Read More
May 1, 2019
Organization Name: Business & Professional Women London, Ontario Business & Professional Women London, Ontario (BPW London) develops the professional, business and leadership potential of women at all levels through advocacy, mentoring, networking, skill building and economic empowerment programs and projects around the world. What are three things that you want people to know about how you or your organization creates change in our community? BPW London is a local club... Read More
May 1, 2019
Organization Name : Soroptimist International London Soroptimist International London is a local volunteer organization working to improve the lives of women and girls in our London community. As Soroptimist members we are members of our local club, as well as members of a global organization known as Soroptimist International of the Americas. Soroptimist members in local clubs throughout the world work on programs within their communities while also providing support... Read More


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