The Stronger Philanthropy Podcast is for both grantmakers and grantseekers who lack connection to reliable guides for the journey of faith-based philanthropy. The podcast is designed to probe the motivations, values and expectations of grantmakers, and provides thoughtful strategies for making philanthropy more meaningful.

Most of us scour the internet for philanthropy advice, but find only dead ends. This podcast will offer personal stories from real people who want to love giving well.  Join Mark Petersen as he interviews fascinating people on philanthropy.

Podcast Archive

Season 2

  • S2:E6 – Lance Robinson, CEO of Equitas Group in Knoxville TN, on developing a razor-sharp focus for your family philanthropy.  September 13, 2017.
  • S2:E5 – Michael Alberg-Seberich, Managing Director for Beyond Philanthropy, a Berlin-based collaborative platform for European grantmakers.  August 9, 2017.
  • S2:E4 – Brian Stiller, Global Ambassador for the New York City-based World Evangelical Alliance, on the risks of great generosity.  July 11, 2017.
  • S2:E3 – Amy Goldman, CEO of GHR Foundation in Minneapolis, on their design-build approach to philanthropy and the BridgeBuilder Challenge.  March 22, 2017.
  • S2:E2 – Chris Wignall, Executive Director of Catalyst Foundation in Oakville, Ontario, on how to be a nurturing philanthropist who is about more than money.  March 14, 2017.
  • S2:E1 – Steve Moore, CEO of Murdock Trust in Vancouver, Washington, describes how significant philanthropy always goes beyond just money.  January 31, 2017.

Season 1

  • Episode 017 – Christa Hesselink, Director of Next Generation Engagement at BIC Canada, discusses our mutual journey with the Spark Initiative.  December 2, 2016.
  • Episode 016 – David King, Director, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at Indiana University, highlights the positive role of religion in philanthropy.  November 11, 2016.
  • Episode 015 – Peter Roebbelen, President of Charis Foundation, describes his journey in philanthropy and discerns if there is a better way.  October 11, 2016.
  • Episode 014 – Andy Crouch, Executive Editor of Christianity Today, ruminates on his book Strong and Weak and how this applies to philanthropy.  September 19, 2016.
  • Episode 013 – Jack Kiervin, Board Chair of the Roundtable, on finding philanthropic satisfaction through narrowing your focus.  August 10, 2016.
  • Episode 012 – Rebecca Horwood, Director Wealth Management and Portfolio Manager at Richardson GMP, on similarities between dance and philanthropy.  July 15, 2016.
  • Episode 011 – Aaron LeClaire, Philanthropy Consultant, on moving upstream for more strategic philanthropy.  June 6, 2016.
  • Episode 010 – Helen Sworn, Founder and International Director of Chab Dai Coalition, Cambodia, on building resilient coalitions.  May 30, 2016.
  • Episode 009 – Brent Fearon, Managing Director of the World Charitable Foundation of Canada, on the professionalization of philanthropy.  May 23, 2016.
  • Episode 008 – Michael Van Pelt, President and CEO of Cardus, an innovative think tank that has learned to attract major donor philanthropy over the past 16 years.  May 16, 2016.
  • Episode 007 – Thayer Willis, wealth counselor from Portland, Oregon, and author of Navigating the Dark Side of Wealth.  May 9, 2016.
  • Episode 006 – Alan and Donna Lambshead, founders of the Acts of Grace Foundation, a private foundation based in Burlington, Ontario.  May 2, 2016.
  • Episode 005 – Rod Wilson, former President at Regent College, Vancouver, guides philanthropists into being before doing and having.  April 25, 2016.
  • Episode 004 – John Horwood, Director Wealth Management at Richardson GMP, suggests how we can exit the charity swamp.  April 18, 2016.
  • Episode 003 – Brian Bakke, Regional Director for the Americas at Mustard Seed Foundation, shares how church-directed philanthropy helps the city.  April 11, 2016.
  • Episode 002 – Lorna Dueck, Executive Producer of Context, on how major donors sustain her media charity.  April 4, 2016.
  • Episode 001 – Fred Smith, President of The Gathering, reflects on a lifetime of gathering philanthropists to think deeply on their giving.  March 29, 2016.
  • Episode 000 – Mark Petersen, CEO of Stronger Philanthropy, tells his own philanthropy story and gives an overview of this podcast’s aspirations.  March 18, 2016.
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