The Spark Initiative is back for round 2

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The Spark Initiative, a granting and mentoring opportunity for millennial social entrepreneurs, is back for a second round after a successful conclusion to round one earlier this year.  The Spark Initiative was recently adopted by the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ), and their Next Gen Director, Matt Wilkinson, will lead it going forward. Grants of up to $10,000 each … Read More

Stronger Together 2017 grants awarded

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Six foundations joined together in 2017 to collectively award $1,095,000 in grants to innovative projects run by Canadian Christian charities.  Participating donors included founding members Bridgeway Foundation and John & Rebecca Horwood, along with more recent collaborators Kehila Foundation, Redleaf Foundation, and River Dali Foundation.  This year the David & Dorothy Lam Foundation joined in to make us even stronger … Read More

Greg Pennoyer: Power to shape culture (S2:E8)

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Greg Pennoyer is the Director of Faith in Canada 150, a sesquicentennial project of Cardus, which highlights and celebrates the role of faith and religion in Canadian life over our 150 year history. As well, he founded the Roundtable, a membership association for Canadian faith-based philanthropy, and is a key voice for recovering the gift of the arts by people … Read More

Strategic planning for family foundations

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In October, Stronger Philanthropy hosted a weekend strategic planning session for a multigenerational family foundation in Vancouver BC.  In interactive sessions, we considered mission, vision and values for family giving, to strengthen the focus for future philanthropy and to ensure everyone is on the same page.  We introduced some practical tools to strengthen their family philanthropy.  Most importantly, the next … Read More

Greg Pennoyer: Philanthropy and being human (S2:E7)

Mark PetersenPodcast

Greg Pennoyer is the Director of Faith in Canada 150, a sesquicentennial project of Cardus, which highlights and celebrates the role of faith and religion in Canadian life over our 150 year history. As well, he founded the Roundtable, a membership association for Canadian faith-based philanthropy, and is a key voice for recovering the gift of the arts by people … Read More

Lance Robinson: Strategic focus (S2:E6)

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The Stronger Philanthropy Podcast is pleased to introduce listeners to Lance Robinson, the CEO of Equitas Group, a Knoxville, Tennessee-based foundation.   Lance brings a strategic and thoughtful focus to his family’s philanthropy.  This process is often a challenge for other wealthy families.  Under Lance’s leadership, he has ensured the foundation will do more than just give reactive grants, but … Read More