30 days of hope interview

Mark PetersenCOVID-19, Interviews

Here is an online interview I did with Dr. Colleen Batchelder, Founder of LOUD Summit. In it, I discuss the state of philanthropy during a pandemic, and tips for charities seeking funding at this critical time. The LOUD Summit is a progressive Christian nonprofit based in New Jersey which seeks to create places of diversity, inclusion, and equality.  

Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation launches the One Campaign

Nate PetersenNews

Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation is a Langley BC-based foundation that operates with the back office support of Stronger Philanthropy. They are launching a campaign to raise funds for three charities which will be matched by one of their donors. More information is found below: The “One” Campaign Kindness, Compassion & Joy The days we are living in right now … Read More

How do you create a SMART, one-line project purpose?

Mark PetersenApplication Process

Applicants for funding often want to tell foundations everything that is great about their project. That’s normal! They’re enthused about what they do. But how do you narrow down your project purpose into a succinct yet descriptive sound bite? The secret is in being SMART! Communicate your project purpose by being specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-defined. Below are five … Read More

COVID-19 impacting active grants in process?

Mark PetersenFollow-Up Report

Many charities have concerns regarding how the current pandemic and social isolation measures will affect grants already funded by Stronger Philanthropy’s clients. In many cases, projects funded last year are in the process of being implemented in 2020. Extreme social isolation measures may mean outcomes will be jeopardized. Significant alterations to your project may need to be made. If your … Read More

Grantmaking during COVID-19

Mark PetersenNews

Last week the reality of the coronavirus pandemic began to settle in for those of us living in Canada. I admit I spent most of last week trying to keep up with shocking announcements that left me feeling both paralyzed and grief-stricken. I’m sure you did too. But now is not the time for paralysis. We have hope that God … Read More

Let go of anxiety, meet with others virtually

Mark PetersenEvents

The current pandemic has caught many of us by surprise. Unexpectedly housebound, many are wondering what’s next. One simple suggestion is to let go of anxiety as a few of us meet up with our friend Christa Hesselink at SoulPlay. She states, If you’re looking for a simple way to slow down, re-calibrate, re-group, get centered, pray, breath deep, be … Read More

River Dali Foundation grants for 2020

Nate PetersenGrants

River Dali Foundation recently booked a strategic planning retreat with us at Stronger Philanthropy, where they were able to identify the values that they wish to instill in their philanthropy. Under the overarching theme of building community, River Dali defined their mission/vision, the timetable for their granting, and their desire to be invested in the Waterloo, Ontario region. We absolutely … Read More

Tamara Foundation grants for 2020

Nate PetersenGrants

This is the second year that Tamara Foundation has operated under their current strategic plan and we are excited to announce that their application process is now open! The foundation has defined the empowerment of women and girls as their intended focus, with an emphasis on British Columbia as well as an interest in supporting international organizations. Tamara Foundation is … Read More

Redleaf Foundation grants for 2020

Nate PetersenGrants

Redleaf Foundation has been working hard to develop its strategic plan and we are thrilled to announce that their grants are now available! The foundation has decided to focus its funding on three geographic regions that it has developed deep relationships with over the years, which include Colombia, Charlotte County, NB, and Oakville, ON. We applaud Redleaf Foundation for how … Read More