Learn How Stronger Philanthropy Brings Charities and Donors Together

Mark PetersenEvents

Over the past few years, Stronger Philanthropy has changed the services it offers to charities and major donors alike. We have become a new type of firm that straddles the middle ground between charities and major donors. We exist to bring together these groups for mutual benefit. Our philosophy is grounded in the concept that philanthropy is about more than money. … Read More

Welcome to Legacy Foundation of Canada

Mark PetersenClients, News

Stronger Philanthropy is pleased to welcome its 12th philanthropic family to our community in 2023. Legacy Foundation of Canada is a Cambridge-based family foundation which supports selected charities benefiting communities in Cambridge (Ontario), Bell Island (Newfoundland), and elsewhere through grants and involvement. A summary of Legacy Foundation of Canada’s priorities and application process for 2023 can be found here. If … Read More

Waiting with hope this Christmas

Mark PetersenEvents

As you pause at this sacred moment near the end of 2022, breathe in the hope that awaits our world. New life emerges in the darkness, the light of Christ breaks in. Wishing you joy and peace, Mark

Budgeting for greater disbursements in 2023

Mark PetersenDisbursement Quota

Changes to the Disbursement Quota (DQ) will impact private foundations as they budget for their giving in 2023. Imagine Canada advises private foundations to consider new legislation coming into effect next year. They state: As per the Federal Budget released in April 2022, the disbursement quota – the percentage that registered charities such as foundations are required to disburse each … Read More

Giving during turbulence

Mark PetersenGenerosity

Recent months have been volatile with dramatic geopolitical events, financial markets expressing uncertainty, and the underpinnings of our society seeming to come unglued. Emotions are high. How should generous people respond during these times? When life gets crazy, many of us are tempted to hunker down and wait for the storms to pass. It’s a natural reaction. Gather your loved … Read More

Streamlining our process

Mark PetersenApplication Process, Community

We continue to streamline our process to make it easier for charities to connect with major donors, and vice versa. We’ve reduced it down to a 2-step process: If you’re new to Stronger Philanthropy or if it’s been awhile since you’ve connected, you’ll want to Book an Initial Meeting. You’ll meet with Mark Petersen and learn what we offer and … Read More

Client interviews this fall

Mark PetersenClients, Interviews

Stronger Philanthropy is gearing up for our fall season with three client interviews scheduled. In these interviews we explore our clients’ motivations in giving, their giving focus, and probe what makes for good philanthropy. It’s a great way to understand major donor priorities. Interviews will be livestreamed in our Stronger Philanthropy Community on the following dates: Ethan and Janette Park … Read More

Thank you Nate Petersen

Mark PetersenNews

Nate Petersen has decided to move on from his role at Stronger Philanthropy to pursue other adventures beginning in Latin America. He worked with me for the past 3+ years and brought a fresh perspective, energy, and vitality to this work even as we were impacted by the pandemic. During his time with our company, he influenced the way we … Read More

June 2022 update

Mark PetersenNews

We are winding down the first six months of 2022, and with it comes an opportunity to summarize our work up to the present. Though the first part of the year is typically slower than the last half, we have worked with four of our clients – Tamara Foundation, River Dali Foundation, Levante Foundation, and Ross Mitchell Family Foundation – … Read More