Six steps to better site visits

Mark PetersenCapacity Building

March and April were busy months with most of my time dedicated to 18 Stronger Together site visits with charities from BC to Quebec.  We normally reserve two hours for these meetings, as we arrange to personally meet all shortlisted applicants.  In many cases, it’s the only time all year that I will be face-to-face with that charity’s leaders, so a … Read More

Bridgeway’s triple partnership for building charity fundraising capacity

Mark PetersenCapacity Building, Collaboration

We’re pleased to announce a triple partnership for a project that will lead to more effective charity fundraising efforts.  This spring, our partner Bridgeway Foundation teamed up with Seacrest Foundation and Frontier Marketing to uncover some of the best practices in online fundraising.  Seacrest Foundation is an innovative Vancouver-based foundation, committed to building charity capacity.  Frontier Marketing is a Victoria, … Read More

Stronger Together 2014 Grants

Mark PetersenNews

Stronger Together 2014 is pleased to announce that $503,000 has been awarded to twelve Christian charities from across Canada in this year’s round of grants.   Grants were awarded after a rigorous process of due diligence that saw over 70 letters of inquiry received in January.  These final twelve represent projects which are focused on impact for beneficiaries and innovation for … Read More

100 fantastic Canadian Christian women leaders

Mark PetersenLeadership

Rachel Held-Evans recently posted a list of (mainly American) Christian women speakers in response to her dismay over the realization that women were mostly represented at conferences/events in a token way. In seeing her list, I was challenged to create a list of 100 fantastic Canadian Christian women leaders in hopes of highlighting and cheering on female leadership in our … Read More

Stronger Together 2013 Grant Announcement

Mark PetersenNews

The eleven Granting Partners of Stronger Together in 2013 are pleased to announce that 40 Canadian charitable organizations have been awarded grants totaling $1,154,800. Grants honour the work of Christian charities from British Columbia to New Brunswick and are made to assist these organizations increase the missional impact of their charitable work. The funded projects include a wide range of … Read More

Stronger Together 2012 Grant Announcement

Mark PetersenNews

Stronger Together granting was conducted for the third year in 2012 in which twelve Granting Partners joined together to encourage and support Canadian charities to increase the impact of their work. Granting Partners were pleased to award 45 organizations with grants totalling $1,221,700. The twelve Granting Partners of Stronger Together 2012 were: Dave and Katy Brereton (Montreal, PQ) Bridgeway Foundation … Read More

Stronger Together 2011 Grant Announcement

Mark PetersenUncategorized

Stronger Together granting was conducted for the second year in 2011 in which nine Granting Partners joined together to encourage and support Canadian charities to pursue projects in partnership. Granting Partners were pleased to award 35 organizations with grants totalling $945,625. More than just establishing partnerships for the sake of working together, Stronger Together grants in 2011 were awarded to … Read More

Stronger Together 2010 Grant Announcement

Mark PetersenUncategorized

On June 15, 2010, Stronger Together was pleased to announce grants to 43 Canadian charitable organizations totaling $1,034,800. Eight Granting Partners worked together to select and fund projects proposed by Christian charities from British Columbia to Quebec. The aim of this funding was to help organizations implement capacity building projects that would build their organizational strength for years to come. … Read More