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Now Hiring: Senior Grant Writer

By Spark Point / September 12, 2022

Position Title:         Senior Grant Writer Time Commitment:    35 hour work week at minimum Reports To:        Director of Foundation Strategy Spark Point Fundraising is seeking a Senior Grant Writer to support our work with progressive nonprofit clients fighting to end poverty, healthcare inequity, systemic racism, and more.  Senior grant writers lead client projects;…

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Summer with Spark Point, a Q&A with Emily Baker, Marketing and Operations Intern

By Spark Point / September 9, 2022

This summer, Spark Point Fundraising welcomed Emily Baker, a University of Washington student based in Seattle, as our Marketing and Operations intern. We were extra excited to work with Emily both because of her interest in the nonprofit sector and because of her initiative; after seeing full-time job postings on Idealist, Emily reached out to…

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Veronica E. Jones Leverages Her Passion for Operations to Expand Abortion Access in America

By Spark Point / August 31, 2022

Veronica E. Jones is the Chief Operating Officer for ​​the National Abortion Federation (NAF), the professional association for abortion providers. NAF also runs the NAF Hotline Fund, a free hotline for patients in the US and Canada seeking abortion care and financial assistance. When Veronica joined NAF in 2019, she made it her priority to…

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Crystal Clark-Chatman Answered the Call to Build a Mentorship Program for Historically Underserved Girls. 

By Spark Point / August 11, 2022

Crystal Clark-Chatman is the founder and CEO of Beautiful Spirited Women (BSW), a nonprofit mentorship program that works to empower and uplift young girls. Crystal started BSW in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, to help advocate for girls in her community who experience domestic violence, depression, low self-esteem, bullying, and so much more.  Since the…

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Yterenickia Bell Brings a Social Work Perspective to Politics 

By Spark Point / July 28, 2022

Yterenickia (YT) Bell is the Senior Advisor of Voting for The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, an organization that works to expand voting rights to vulnerable populations. She also teaches social work and social welfare courses at Georgia State University.  YT was also just re-elected to her second term as a Clarkston City…

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A researcher, an artist, an inspiration: Dr. Ayoka Wiles embodies the magic of living passionately 

By Spark Point / July 13, 2022

Throughout the course of her life, Dr. Ayoka Wiles has followed her heart. She currently works in arts and culture, global unit, at Open Society Foundations, the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights. Attaining a PhD in Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in nonprofit…

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Leigh Player is Making a Lane for Black Women in the Fundraising World

By Spark Point / July 1, 2022

Leigh Player is the Chief Development Officer of Horton Kids, a wraparound out-of-school-time service provider for under resourced DC neighborhoods. Horton Kids offers a range of programming, from tutoring to field trips to basic needs support. Students who participate in Horton Kids are twice as likely to graduate from high school. While Leigh loves building…

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Ashley Munson Serves as a Liaison From the Streets to the Statehouse

By Spark Point / June 9, 2022

From an early age, Ashley Munson felt called to represent those who don’t have a voice. Mentors, friends, and even strangers have repeatedly told her she was created for this work. She currently works as Senior Manager of Advocacy with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, an organization that helps provide food to more than 700…

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Saran Fossett Encourages Black Girls and LGBTQ+ Youth to Shine

By Spark Point / May 27, 2022

Saran Fossett is the founder and executive director of AZIZA PE&CE (AP), a nonprofit program that uses music, fashion, art, fitness, and entertainment to help girls of color and LGBTQ+ youth build self-esteem and confidence. AP offers in-school, after-school and summer mentorship programming that includes everything from workshops on toxic relationships to museum field trips.…

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Nile Fossett Finds Inspiration From Her Mom as She Succeeds in Her Own Nonprofit Career

By Spark Point / May 26, 2022

Nile Fossett is the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Outreach Specialist with Girls Who Code, an international nonprofit working to close the gender gap in tech. Nile is also studying ICT and Data for Development (the intersection of data science and public policy)  as an MPA-DP candidate at the Columbia University School of International and Public…

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