Tamara Foundation grants now available

Mark PetersenGrants

We have some exciting news! Our new partner Tamara Foundation is announcing a new round of grants for Canadian charities in 2019. Tamara Foundation is a British Columbia-based private family foundation that was established in 1994 and to date has disbursed over $5.3m to charitable work. The family is passionately focused on developing opportunities for women and children. They believe that funding … Read More

Stronger Together 2018 grant announcement

Mark PetersenNews

Seven foundations joined together in 2018 to collectively award $1,098,000 in innovation grants to 14 projects run by Canadian Christian charities.  Participating donors included founding members Bridgeway Foundation and John & Rebecca Horwood, along with more recent partners Kehila Foundation, Redleaf Foundation, River Dali Foundation, and the David & Dorothy Lam Foundation. This year, new collaborator Burro Foundation joined in to make … Read More

Register now for the Soul Way Retreat

Mark PetersenWorkshops

Stronger Philanthropy is pleased to partner with five other sponsors to host the Soul Way Retreat, a weekend Niagara Falls getaway on February 1-3, 2019 to be introduced to the Enneagram and Christian Contemplative Spirituality with Omaha-based Chris & Phileena Heuertz. The Enneagram exposes nine ways we lie to ourselves about who we think we are, nine ways we can come clean … Read More

Bridgeway’s Cambridge Fund announcement

Mark PetersenGrants

  One of Stronger Philanthropy’s clients, Bridgeway Foundation, is now receiving LOIs for a round of grants from charities in Cambridge, Ontario. In past years, this has been an “open” application process where any charity in Cambridge was welcomed to apply. However, this year Bridgeway Foundation decided to have a “closed” process with only invited charities eligible to apply. Invitations … Read More

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