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Nickolaas van der Velde

Impact Consulting (by Pillar Nonprofit Network) | nickvdvelde@gmail.com
Based in London, ON, serving organizations across Canada, with a focus on Ontario

At his core, Nick moves with values of integrity, radical honesty and intention. His purpose is to build closer communities. Working in our broken systems created an awareness of the vast loneliness that exists at every level of society. In a world that promotes individualism, Nick aims to facilitate connection. His role is to accompany communities through sustainable business modelling and financial practice, and by infusing empathy in every step of the way.

  • Successfully co-developed business models that created employment (training) for 165+ individuals;
  • Raised $1.38M;
  • Successfully implemented the Old East Village Grocer, a social enterprise by ATN Access Inc.;
  • With Social Capital Partners, launched a social finance product in 3 major Canadian Banks (Scotiabank, TD, CIBC), and Libro Credit Union;
  • Managed and developed the Impact Loan fund, which funded 43 loans, created 58 jobs and transitioned 16 individuals off social assistance;
  • Co-founder of a pop-up nightclub, barbershop, dance competition and sneaker convention

Successful in receiving funding from: London Community Foundation, Verge Capital, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Sisters of St. Joseph, United Way, The Lawson Foundation, Rotary Club, Agape Foundation, City of London, City of Windsor, TD Canada, IveyConnect and private community investors

Organizations coached include:

  • London Institute
  • ATN Access Inc.
  • The Old East Village Grocer
  • Pillar Nonprofit Network
  • Goodwill Industry, Ontario Great Lakes
  • And, Impact Loan, and 20+ Social Enterprise Clients
  • Vision Tattoo
  • Cambia Development Foundation
  • For the Love of Laundry
  • World Tailors
  • Laurentian University
  • The United Church of Canada
  • Meals on Wheels London
  • ReForest London
  • Windsor Woman Working with Immigrant Woman (W5)
  • Municipality of Oxford County / City of Woodstock