Maximize My Membership, a new (free) course to explore our community’s potential

Mark PetersenCommunity, Courses

We’re pleased to be able to offer a new course called Maximize My Membership. This complimentary mini-course takes you through ten short modules to explore the potential of joining our online Stronger Philanthropy Community. It shows how we bring major donors and charity leaders together for collaboration on our journey through the charity jungle. If you’ve wondered what our new … Read More

Updated client profiles for 2024

Mark PetersenClients

We’ve met with each of our clients during the month of January, and have now updated client profiles. View each client’s unique priorities, eligibility criteria, timeline, and next steps which outline grants that will be considered in the 2024 fiscal year. You can begin your research here.

Thorogood Family Fund joins our growing clientele

Mark PetersenClients

Stronger Philanthropy is pleased to announce the Thorogood Family Fund has joined our group to benefit from philanthropic services. Based in Toronto, this family are motivated by their Christian faith to benefit those most marginalized in our society. Grants being considered by this fund will focus primarily on the Greater Toronto Area, and be characterized by: Empowerment of Individuals Delivering … Read More

Introducing philanthropy courses for charities

Mark PetersenCourses

Stronger Philanthropy is pleased to announce its first course: Design and Submit a Fantastic Grant Application. This course was created for charity leaders responsible for raising funds for their charity, and provides a revealing window into how family foundations think and make granting decisions. This 13-module course offers over 2 hours of instructional video content, plus a model grant proposal, … Read More

For clarity, go surfing

Nathan PetersenGenerations, Succession, Vision

Almost nine months ago I took a leap of faith when I decided to leave Stronger Philanthropy and sell my condo in downtown Toronto. Like many, the pandemic left me feeling depressed, burnt out from endless zoom calls, and confused about life both socially and politically. The worldview that I entered the pandemic with did not stand up to the … Read More

Shattered, a story about generational legacy

Mark PetersenBook Reviews, Generations

Last evening, sitting alone in a dark room in my old New Brunswick Victorian house, and listening to The Fabulous Thunderbirds on my iphone, I finished a book. It was the perfect soundtrack, suggested by the author’s story of hearing this blues band on an outing with his father. Arthur Boers’ devastating and vulnerable memoir Shattered somehow struck a chord with … Read More

Succession in families and the value of history

Mark PetersenFamily Systems, Leadership, Succession

As we turn our attention this weekend to the coronation of King Charles III of Canada, I’ll be attending a garden party at the home of dear clients. I read an article this morning which roots this moment into our historical reality as a nation: King Charles is as Canadian as maple syrup. It’s a great article written by an … Read More