Revolution in next gen philanthropy

Nate PetersenBook Reviews

Canada’s next generation of major donors is dramatically different from their parents and grandparents. Imagining philanthropists as wealthy business tycoons in smoking jackets and pearls is an increasingly outdated stereotype. Instead, they are a highly relational group of individuals who are culturally geared towards innovation, entrepreneurship, and social change. The zeitgeist of the 21st century has destabilized social systems like … Read More

Assessing letters of inquiry

Nate PetersenApplication Process

The month of May is Stronger Philanthropy’s dedicated time to receive letters of inquiry (LOI) for the Stronger Together program. We hear from Canadian, Christian charities who are ready to launch any new initiative that is ground-breaking and impactful. This year, we received nearly 50 LOIs for projects that ranged across multiple sectors and around the world, including the arts, … Read More

Selecting good grants

Mark PetersenNews

How do you choose between good and great? We struggle every year in making challenging calls on good, better, and best. This is the tenth year of Stronger Together’s collaborative major donor granting initiative. In comparison with other years, this year’s round has been one of the most competitive. By the deadline of May 31, a total of $2,915,200  was … Read More

Spark social innovators experience the Maritimes

Nate PetersenEvents

The third and final retreat for the SPARK Initiative 2.0 took place between May 3-5, 2019, in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, at St. Stephen’s University. Eight of the nine SPARK participants were present, five of the nine SPARK donors were present, as were the SPARK director, Matt Wilkinson of the CBOQ, and Stronger Philanthropy CEO, Mark Petersen, who organized and … Read More

Need help in designing your application?

Mark PetersenWorkshops

Once again, Stronger Philanthropy is hosting an annual round of grants for grantmaking clients who participate in the Stronger Together process. It’s the tenth year we’ve been running Stronger Together as a collaborative granting circle for major donors. To learn more about this opportunity, click here for an overview and to apply. While this is a highly competitive process, we … Read More

New program director appointed

Mark PetersenNews

As Stronger Philanthropy expands its services to generous families, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Nate Petersen as our new Program Director. The current wealth transfer as Boomers age and retire, and Millennials step into philanthropy leadership, mean traditional attitudes and practices around generosity are dramatically shifting. Next gen philanthropy leaders seek engagement and impact for social issues. … Read More

Innovation grants with Stronger Together 2019

Mark PetersenGrants

Stronger Philanthropy is hosting its tenth year of Stronger Together Grants for charity innovation. The Stronger Together program is a giving circle of major private donors and foundations motivated by their faith to positively impact their communities and world through generosity and collaboration. In this unique round of grants, this group seeks to enable significant investment into innovation for Canada’s … Read More

A digital hub for anti-poverty advocacy

Mark PetersenCollaboration, Follow-Up Report

In 2017, Stronger Together invested $60,000 into the development of a virtual anti-poverty hub for the sharing of education and resources by Christian organizations and managed by FH Canada, an international development organization based in British Columbia. The result? Ending Poverty Together. Their goal was to see 8 organizations collaborate. Currently there are 21, with more to come. Shelaine Strom, … Read More