Strategic planning for family foundations

Mark PetersenWorkshops

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)

Mark PetersenPodcast

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

2017 grants for Cambridge, Ontario charities

Mark PetersenGrants

Charities located in and serving the community of Cambridge, Ontario are warmly invited to apply for grants from Bridgeway Foundation’s Cambridge Fund in 2017.  Grants will focus on local benefit for this community.  Applicants should be ready to define the impact of the proposed initiative. Applications will be open between August 23, 2017 and September 30, 2017.   We will … Read More

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

Mark PetersenPodcast

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

Mark PetersenEvents, Resources

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