About Spark Point
At Spark Point, we believe in the fight for equity. We work with clients in healthcare, human services, workforce development, the arts, and other critical sectors that help our neighbors and communities thrive.
With our combination of experience, know-how, and passion for progress, we are here to take the fear out of fundraising, simplify the process, and get results for your team so that you can focus on the work that matters: igniting social change and building a more equitable world.
Nonprofit Sector – We understand and value the nonprofit sector as a field and for its ability to change the world in meaningful and important ways.
Ingenuity – The same old, same old doesn’t fly. We know what works, but we also know when what works could be even better. We don’t rest on our laurels, we plant new seeds.
Integrity – We operate with an unabashed commitment to honesty and morality.
Equity – We are ambassadors for equity and have a deep commitment to creating a level playing field, both within and beyond our company.
Kindness – We aim to always treat each other and our clients with kindness and care, understanding their humanity and varied life experiences.
A Commitment to Ending Racism – Our commitment to equity is not superficial. Spark Point, like many organizations, is on a journey to eliminate racism and white supremacy from its operations. If this resonates with you then you are well-aligned with our company.
Founder & CEO
Whitney knows how to get things done. With more than 20 years of experience, she can cut through the clutter, identify opportunities, and guide you to the right fundraising strategies to fuel your mission now and in the future.
Director of Foundation Strategy
Calvin is driven by stories—finding them, telling them, and making them come to life. With strong digital expertise and a commitment to impact-driven communication, Calvin is the person you want helping you tell your story.
Bre solves problems – and if a solution doesn’t exist, she will build one herself. A seasoned political operative with years of experience managing people, systems, and budgets, Bre is the one you want keeping an eye on operations so that Spark Point can deliver for you.
Liz is a trailblazer. With more than 20 years of experience in nonprofit development and operations, she has the strategic perspective you need to navigate the wilds of grants world and reach your development goals.
Susan Gies Conley
Senior Grant Writer
Susan delights in people. With kindness, compassion, and years of nonprofit development experience, she knows how hard fundraising can be, and she has the skills to guide your team to the next level of success.
Hannah sees connections. With experience that spans public health, higher education, economic development, and more, she has the perspective you need to connect the dots between your work and your funders’ interests for winning grant proposals.
Caroline knows support is key to success. Her attentiveness, passion for teamwork, and thoughtful communication will help keep you on-track to meeting – and exceeding! – your fundraising goals.
Mike knows the right words matter. He is always listening for the language that will help funders see your organization’s work and mission clearly – and motivate them to act.
Apprentice Grant Writer
Sera is an advocate. With a thoughtful approach and a keen eye for detail, she is dedicated to getting your voice heard – helping drive resources to your mission, and your community.