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

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

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

Do you love money?

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Money is one of those things that polite societies rarely discuss.  It drives our daily activities and an over-emphasis on it adds to the stress and toil of our lives.  Today, for example, I passed by thousands of people on the 401 who spend inordinate amounts of their day in a gruelling, soul-depleting commute because we are driven to accumulate wealth to facilitate our expansive … Read More

Love Giving Well: Philanthropy as Pilgrimage now available

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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

What does pilgrimage have to do with philanthropy?

Mark PetersenCamino, Resources

Pilgrimage is not the first metaphor one thinks of when considering philanthropy. But having engaged in both, I’ve had ample time to consider the parallels. In the summers of 2014 and 2015, I had the transformative experience of walking across Spain on what’s called the Camino, following the footsteps of hundreds of thousands who have walked those same paths since … Read More