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Brianna Howard Understands the Impact of Community Support

By Spark Point / January 18, 2023

Brianna Howard is the Lead Prevention Specialist at Everyone Home DC, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the holistic needs of individuals and families at risk of or are experiencing homelessness. “The goal is to keep people out of shelters because we know that going into a shelter can have some long-term consequences that are…

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Lanre Williams-Ayedun Knows the Value of Faith and Community Support in International Development  

By Spark Point / January 4, 2023

Lanre Williams-Ayedun is the Senior Vice President of International Programs for World Relief, a global Christian nonprofit organization that has supported refugee resettlement, humanitarian assistance and development programming in more than 100 countries. Working in social services was always Lanre’s plan.  “My father is a development practitioner as well, so I grew up in this…

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Jordyn White Pursues Every Personal and Professional Goal With Intention

By Spark Point / December 14, 2022

Jordyn White is the Senior Director of Leadership Development and Research at the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the largest LGBTQ+ civil rights organization in the United States. She also co-founded and serves as General Manager of the Washington Prodigy women’s tackle football team. Being connected with community and helping others has always been important to…

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Ramona Plummer is Working to Destigmatize Mental Health and End Teen Suicide  

By Spark Point / November 30, 2022

Ramona Plummer is a program coordinator with Our Minds Matter, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending teen suicide by supporting student-led clubs in the DC metropolitan area and across the country.  Our Minds Matter was founded in 2012 and originally called the Josh Anderson Foundation to honor the legacy of the executive director’s brother who…

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Fall Newsletter: This fall update deserve a round of a-paws!

By Spark Point / October 26, 2022

This fall update deserves a round of a-paws! Hello Again! Here at Spark Point, we are settling into fall with new furry friends, plenty of cinnamon coffee, and the launch of ACCELERATE! Read on if you are prepared for extreme cuteness and the latest Spark Point news. Introducing: Bark Point Our Slack channels abound with…

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Sharon K. Dailey is Creating a Safe Space for Resilient Women

By Spark Point / October 20, 2022

Sharon K. Dailey is a domestic violence survivor and advocate. She is currently working to open the doors of her nonprofit, My Auntie’s House, which will be one of the only safe houses in Maryland for women and children impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. “My purpose is to create that space,”…

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Kia Croom Drives Change for Marginalized Communities Through Fundraising

By Spark Point / October 5, 2022

Kia Croom is a nonprofit leader and fund development professional who is passionate about social justice and education initiatives. She works with the Children’s Defense Fund and founded the Croom Institute for Fund Development and Social Change. To date, she has raised almost $400 million for nonprofits across the country that support communities of color…

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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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