Join us at Spark Initiative celebration

Mark PetersenEvents, Innovation

Interested in social innovation, and eager to see some grassroots efforts towards sustainable, innovative change? Join us for an evening to honor the 2018 cohort of Spark Initiative finalists. Each one of the nine finalists will have an opportunity to present their big idea, and we will also hear from the experience of Jeremy Bryant (Mealshare) from 2016. Tickets are … Read More

Review of Love Giving Well in Faith Today

Mark PetersenBook Reviews

Mark Petersen’s book, Love Giving Well: Philanthropy as Pilgrimage (Cascade Books), was recently featured in the bimonthly May-June issue of Faith Today. In “Raising Money Without Losing Our Souls”, reviewer Larry Matthews writes that “Giving well is sweaty, get-your-hands-and-feet-dirty work essential to good stewardship.” He also calls this book “surprising”. Read the whole article here to find out why. Order your copy of … Read More

Give for Generations videos

Mark PetersenResources

The folks at Calgary-based Give for Generations produced nine short videos which highlight key themes of interest to philanthropists. Topics include: Encouraging Family Philanthropy The Journey of a Philanthropist Giving Strategically Dashboard Metrics Return on Investment Administration Ratios: An Overrated Metric Giving is More Than a Transaction Philanthropy Should be Transformational Encouraging Millennial Giving These are great little clips to get … Read More

Spark Initiative finalists announced

Mark PetersenInnovation, News

The Spark Initiative – a granting and mentoring opportunity for next generation Christian social innovators hosted by the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ) – was pleased today to announce its list of finalists for this honour. Nine individuals were named in this announcement. Each one will be invited to attend three retreats over this next year to enhance … Read More

Stronger Together 2018 now open

Mark PetersenNews

The application window for Stronger Together 2018 is now open during the month of May.  Organizations specializing in an innovative opportunity to expand their organizational mission are invited to apply for grants of up to $150,000. The LOI window closes on May 31, so act now. For more information on this opportunity and to apply, click here. To register for … Read More

Stronger Together 2018 orientation classes

Mark PetersenWorkshops

Want to learn more about this year’s round of Stronger Together Grants?  This optional class is being offered to representatives from Canadian Christian charities who seek to deepen their understanding on how to best apply for grants from the Stronger Together group. Included in the class are 5 ways to make a compelling case for support. There will be opportunity to … Read More