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March 26, 2018
2018 was a big year for Social Enterprise in Southwestern Ontario. Together with our regional partners, Pillar launched Social Enterprise Southwest, a collaborative effort to raise the level of social enterprise support and inject our region with the knowledge and tools we need to excel in social entrepreneurship. We’re helping those with big ideas have big impact!Read More
March 1, 2018
Part 1 of a 5-part blog series from our partners at Keela, centered around question: "Does my nonprofit need a CRM?"Read More
March 1, 2018
VERGE Capital's Lina Bowden and SVX's Adam Spence recently sat down with Ken Eastwood at CJBK to discuss the benefits of social impact investing. Here is the transcript.Read More
February 15, 2018
The VERGE Breakthrough Fund makes it possible to leverage capital for financial and community return.Read More
January 31, 2018
We are excited to introduce some new faces on the Pillar team. Daniel Fuentes has joined our team in the role of Manager of Social Enterprise & Social Finance, taking over for Megan O'Neil-Renaud. A heartfelt thank you to Megan for her contributions to Pillar and a warm welcome to Daniel. We are also fortunate to have a new student placement starting with us this month. Adriana Vicic has joined... Read More
January 25, 2018
Welcome Daniel Fuentes, new member of our team joining as the Manager, Social Enterprise and Social Finance.Read More
January 16, 2018
Each year we invite social enterprises to join us for 6-months of integrated, supported learning at Innovation Works. Supported 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 - 1-1 Coaching with Pillar's Social Enterprise Coach - 1-1 support from a volunteer Business Advisor specialized in... Read More
January 14, 2018
"For some businesses, their purpose is to make money. I believe that it’s possible to make an income while making an impact." Nicole Snobelen is a real-life fairy godmother, providing opportunities for sick children to live their dreams and be stars for a day. She shares her story...Read More
January 2, 2018
We are happy to welcome two new volunteers to the Pillar team.Read More
November 29, 2017
Our Pillar staff hit the road attending three provincial and national conferences in one hectic week in Toronto! At the Ontario Nonprofit Network, the Ontario Social Enterprise Roundtable and the Social Finance Forum, we shared our successes and challenges, learning from the many incredible voices in the room. We feel it is our responsibility to embed those learnings not only in our work at Pillar but in the London community... Read More


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