We often overlook the mountaintops and valleys endured by those who help others. For Mark Petersen, CEO of Stronger Philanthropy, those high-impact grants and dead-end disasters parallel a physical pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago. Learn from his journey the real reason we need to give back and work together.

Mark talks about:

  • what the Camino is and why he chose to walk it
  • how long it takes and the interesting people you meet along the way
  • if we’ve lost the faith and hope that God will provide
  • what we can do to give back in our everyday lives
  • his book and what a philanthropist is
  • how he and his family became givers themselves
  • why philanthropy and pilgrimage work together
  • taking things slowly and fathering people along the way

“But you can move beyond [giving being a transactional experience], to letting giving become a transformational event in your life.”

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Melinda Estabrooks

Melinda’s career spans over 20 years of broadcasting, motivational speaking, and advocacy experience. Every week, Mel chats with incredible people who share their personal stories through tragedy and triumph.

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