December 2023 / January 2024 Newsletter

Winter Holidays

Spark Point knows the value of rest, so every year we give our staff the last week of the year off to spend with their loved ones. Check out some of the ways we spent our break!

Below you can see a beautiful gingerbread house made by Hannah’s (Senior Grant Writer) child Jaime, Bri Mondesir (Grant Writer) enjoying the holiday with friends, and an olive oil cake made by Maddy Atmore (Senior Grant Writer).

Planning Period

Every year, Spark Point takes the first two weeks in January to execute big picture thinking, strategize for our clients, and take time for internal learning and professional development sessions.  Some examples of what we accomplished during the Planning Period this year were an internal discussion on forming a professional development library and we had an internal discussion on how to help employees with disabilities thrive led by our DEI committee.

Job Postings

We are also seeking a Grant Writer to help assist our grant writing clients. This position will support clients with grant writing, reporting, cultivation of new funders, and stewardship of current funders. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a fast-paced working environment and who embodies the values of kindness, compassion, and equity. Strong candidates will also have 1-2 years of experience in a full-time grant writing position, but we recognize that strong writers from a variety of backgrounds may have the foundational skills needed to succeed in this role. 


Together We Bake is hiring!: Together We Bake is looking for a new Development Associate to support the organization’s development activities. The Development Associate’s duties will primarily involve providing administrative support to TWB’s development team, as well as general support.To apply, email your application materials to!

The Center for African American Health is hiring! They currently have 4 positions open –

Community Health & Wellness Navigator, Development Manager, Parenting, Education Facilitator, Perinatal Resource Navigator. To apply, visit

New Blog Post 

Giving Across Generations: Sparking Connections with Donors from Silent to Z

You probably do a lot of things differently than your parents. With each new generation comes a new way of doing things. Are you applying this kind of thinking when it comes to connecting with your diverse demographic of donors?

Whether your organization appeals to The Silent Generation, Gen Z, or everyone in between, there are more productive ways to connect with each cohort. 

Dive in to see how communication styles, motivations, and appeals differ by generation so you can sharpen your outreach. 

New and Returning Clients

The Humane Rescue Alliance has a 150-year history of commitment to protecting animals, supporting families, and advocating for positive change to create a world where all animals can thrive.

The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities works to preserve and improve public and affordable housing through advocacy, research, policy analysis, and public education. Their membership includes more than 75 of the largest and most innovative public housing authorities across the United States, collectively owning and managing nearly 40 percent of America’s public housing stock.
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health is the voice of accredited academic public health, representing schools and programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. Their mission is to advance academic public health by mobilizing the collective power of their members to drive excellence and innovation in education, research, and practice.

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