Michael Alberg-Seberich: A European looks at Canadian giving (S2:E5)

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Michael Alberg-Seberich is a professional who serves multiple foundations and corporate philanthropy programs as Managing Director at Beyond Philanthropy based in Berlin, Germany.  This year he benefited from a six-month research sabbatical in Canada where he received the CKX Philanthropy in Canada and Mercator Fellowship. Listen in today to hear what he thinks are the highlights and challenges of Canadian … Read More

Book launches for Western Canada and the Maritimes

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Mark Petersen’s book Love Giving Well: Philanthropy as Pilgrimage is now available, and friends are gathering to celebrate the launch of this new work on philanthropy.  There will be four public events scheduled for fall in Alberta, British Columbia, and New Brunswick.  Books will be available for sale at 50% off the Amazon list price, and the author will read excerpts … Read More

Brian Stiller: Sowing seeds of generosity (S2:E4)

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Brian Stiller takes us on an epic journey through a lifetime of taking risks and living by faith in this interview for the Stronger Philanthropy Podcast.  He grew up in Saskatchewan where he learned early on that seeds must be cast into the soil and die before they would produce life.  In like manner, he states that philanthropy can also … Read More

Love Giving Well book profiled by Melinda Estabrooks

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Melinda Estabrooks took a few moments in June to interview me on my new book, Love Giving Well: The Pilgrimage of Philanthropy. In this podcast, we discuss the Camino I walked in 2015 along the northern shoreline of Spain, and how this 34 day, 825 kilometre journey has to do with philanthropy. Click below to listen. Mark Petersen’s Story of … Read More

Stronger Together 2017 shortlist

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By our May 31st deadline, we received 42 LOIs for this year’s round of grants for Stronger Together 2017.  We were grateful to consider each of these excellent ideas.  In the following weeks, we shortlisted these and requested more information from applicants.  As of today, the full applications of the final 22 organizations have been received.  Thank you for your work. … Read More

Enthusiastic Ontario book launches

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At the end of June, enthusiastic groups gathered over four evenings in Burlington, Cambridge, Mississauga and Toronto to launch Mark Petersen’s new book, Love Giving Well: Philanthropy as Pilgrimage.   Mark read excerpts from his book, and attendees lined up for personally signed copies.  It was an encouraging start to see this book take off and become a valued resource for givers of … Read More