Capacity Partnership Group
Glen Peterson has 20 years of experience in faith- and community-based organizations as a consultant and staff leader. He was project manager for Tools for Transforming Communities, a World Vision Compassion Capital Fund Project for Transformational Development in Los Angeles and Pomona, California. He has contributed to the development and growth of community and economic development organizations in Los Angeles, south Florida, Chicago, and Indianapolis as a consultant with Mennonite Economic Development Associates' Capacity Partnership Project.
Peterson consults with nonprofit organizations to adopt and install a complete board governance system that links an organization to its moral ownership, holds the organization accountable to accomplish what it should and to avoid unacceptable situations. Glen is a member of the International Policy Governance® Association and trained with John and Miriam Carver at the Policy Governance® Academy. Board service includes: C. O. M. P. A., Denver, Colorado; Naaman's Fellowship, Long Beach, CA; Jovenes, Inc., Los Angeles; Calvary Baptist Church, Whittier, CA; Seminary of the Americas, Southern California; and Governance Committee, Association of Enterprise Opportunity.
Peterson was the founding executive director of a community-based organization started by churches to provide microenterprise training and traditional employment programs in south Los Angeles. In addition to new job starts and initiation of businesses, fifteen years experience in this organization produced partnerships with large and small financial institutions providing linkages to emerging markets, financial literacy training for adult entrepreneurs, individual development savings accounts, banking industry job internships for youth, and improved banking services for inner-city residents.
As a member of the Association of Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) he has participated in national and regional conferences and training, been a trainer at the national conference, served on the board's governance committee. Peterson has developed Microenterprise Development programs and community economic development projects for the Community Economic Development (HHS). He was an AmeriCorps*VISTA supervisor 1999-2003.
Presently, Glen provides facilitation, technical assistance, and training services to various organizations. Some are grantees of Department of Health and Human Services' Community Economic Development operations grants and USDA Rural Initiatives (RCDI, RHED).
Mr. Peterson earned a Master of Divinity from Denver Seminary and a Bachelor of Arts, InterCultural Studies, from Biola University.