You’re invited to a book launch!

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We’re pleased to announce that Mark Petersen’s book Love Giving Well: Philanthropy as Pilgrimage is now available, and we are gathering to celebrate the launch of this new work on philanthropy.  There will be three public events scheduled for the week of June 19 in Southern Ontario.  Books will be available for sale at 50% off the Amazon list price, and … Read More

Mustard Seed matching grants for Toronto churches in 2017

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Stronger Philanthropy is pleased to provide the Mustard Seed Foundation with a platform to share its news of granting opportunities for Toronto churches in 2017. This Washington DC-based foundation has been providing grants to local congregations in the world’s megacities since 1983. The MSF has given away more than $96.7 Million USD in more than 17,000 grants and scholarships. The … Read More

Love Giving Well: Philanthropy as Pilgrimage now available

Mark PetersenResources

I’m thrilled to report that my new book, Love Giving Well: Philanthropy as Pilgrimage has been released and is available for purchase from the publisher, Amazon, and, for bulk orders greater than 5, from us at Stronger Philanthropy. Here’s what others are saying about Love Giving Well: Lorna Dueck: “…it’s coaching, plain and simple…” Rod Wilson: “…incisive clarity…” Karen Hamilton: … Read More

Joyfully planning ahead

Mark PetersenPlanning Retreat

This spring Stronger Philanthropy worked with two new clients in hosting strategic planning retreats to help them discern steps forward for more meaningful giving.   The Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation, based in Langley BC, gathered board members from Western Canada to grapple with what to do with a future endowment.  This advance preparation lays the groundwork for meaningful giving for future generations of this group … Read More

Amy Goldman: A design-build approach to social good (S2:E3)

Mark PetersenPodcast

Many foundations tend toward being reactive in their philanthropy – waiting until others ask before they consider giving.  In our third episode of the second season, Amy Goldman throws that tired model on its head.  Under her leadership, GHR Foundation proactively invites and encourages a collaborative approach to improving communities, involving not just other donors but charities, businesses, and social sector leaders worldwide. … Read More