Take Your First Step

Generous people are often overwhelmed by relentless asks, or feel stuck in the charity swamp. We understand. Let’s walk together to giving satisfaction. Book a virtual meeting now, or reach out directly.

For charities that are seeking grants or wanting to sharpen their major donor fundraising, we make ourselves available for 50-minute virtual coaching sessions. Select your meeting date now.


We’re Here to Help

Mark Petersen | President & CEO

I’m learning how to live generously in ways that empower, not create, dependency. I invested a decade working for charities in Latin America and Asia before leading a prominent private Canadian foundation in 2000. For the next 15 years, I pioneered ways to make family philanthropy more meaningful and impactful. I created Stronger Philanthropy in 2015 to share my experience with additional grantmakers who love giving well. Currently I’m also researching generational leadership shifts occurring in family philanthropy for doctor of ministry studies at George Fox University.

Linda Dzelme | Administrator

There’s nothing that makes me happier than seeing the good that can come from strategic philanthropy. Mark and I started working together in 2003 with a private foundation, and our synergies make us a great team. In my role I’ve had a front row seat on seeing how a strong philanthropic strategy makes giving so much more meaningful. I’m pleased to join him in serving our philanthropy clients and charity partners at Stronger Philanthropy.

Our Generous Collaborators

Our clients represent a diverse group of visionary individuals, foundations and organizations who work with us to leverage their giving for maximum impact. We are pleased to provide support for the following exceptional people:

Bridgeway Foundation

Burro Foundation

Canadian Baptists of Ontario & Quebec

David & Dorothy Lam Foundation

John & Rebecca Horwood

Rosemary Horwood

Joyful Living Joyful Giving Foundation

Kehila Foundation

Levante Foundation

Lutz Family Foundation

Mitchell Family Foundation

Pritchett Family Foundation

Redleaf Foundation

River Dali Foundation

St Stephen’s University

Tamara Foundation