Love Giving Well honoured with Word Guild Award

Mark PetersenBook Reviews, News

Mark Petersen’s book on philanthropy as being more than a transaction, but a transformational and life-changing pilgrimage, was recognized on June 15, 2018 in Mississauga, Ontario with a Word Guild Award in the category of Best Non-Fiction General Market Life Story.  The Word Guild recognizes exceptional writing done by Canadian Christians on an annual basis.

Hilborn Charity reviews Love Giving Well

Mark PetersenBook Reviews

Love Giving Well: The Pilgrimage of Philanthropy was recently profiled by Hilborn Charity e-News in a review written by Victoria BC’s Joanne Specht. She says, “When I first started reading this book, it was a “work” book. Don’t misunderstand – I wanted to read it but it was definitely not considered a “relax at home on the couch” kind of … Read More

Join us at Spark Initiative celebration

Mark PetersenEvents, Innovation

Interested in social innovation, and eager to see some grassroots efforts towards sustainable, innovative change? Join us for an evening to honor the 2018 cohort of Spark Initiative finalists. Each one of the nine finalists will have an opportunity to present their big idea, and we will also hear from the experience of Jeremy Bryant (Mealshare) from 2016. Tickets are … Read More

Review of Love Giving Well in Faith Today

Mark PetersenBook Reviews

Mark Petersen’s book, Love Giving Well: Philanthropy as Pilgrimage (Cascade Books), was recently featured in the bimonthly May-June issue of Faith Today. In “Raising Money Without Losing Our Souls”, reviewer Larry Matthews writes that “Giving well is sweaty, get-your-hands-and-feet-dirty work essential to good stewardship.” He also calls this book “surprising”. Read the whole article here to find out why. Order your copy of … Read More

Give for Generations videos

Mark PetersenResources

The folks at Calgary-based Give for Generations produced nine short videos which highlight key themes of interest to philanthropists. Topics include: Encouraging Family Philanthropy The Journey of a Philanthropist Giving Strategically Dashboard Metrics Return on Investment Administration Ratios: An Overrated Metric Giving is More Than a Transaction Philanthropy Should be Transformational Encouraging Millennial Giving These are great little clips to get … Read More

Spark Initiative finalists announced

Mark PetersenInnovation, News

The Spark Initiative – a granting and mentoring opportunity for next generation Christian social innovators hosted by the Canadian Baptists of Ontario and Quebec (CBOQ) – was pleased today to announce its list of finalists for this honour. Nine individuals were named in this announcement. Each one will be invited to attend three retreats over this next year to enhance … Read More