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Lauren Lattany Encourages Advocates to Own Their Power

By Spark Point / March 24, 2022

Lauren Lattany is the Director Of Government Relations at the American Medical Group Association (AMGA). This organization brings important issues from medical professionals to the attention of policymakers. AMGA also encourages advocates to use their voices to push for change. Although Lauren loves her work, she never thought she’d be a lobbyist.  “I wanted to…

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Tenille Hunter Empowers Individuals Who Face Barriers to Independence

By Spark Point / March 9, 2022

Tenille Hunter is the Chief Operating Officer for Central Arkansas Disability Services, a nonprofit that uses a people-centric approach to empower and support individuals with disabilities in every aspect of their lives. For more than 20 years, this organization has connected individuals with employment supports and community-based programs that support their highest level of independence. …

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Hiring: Join our team, as our newest Grant Writer!

By Spark Point / March 3, 2022

Spark Point Fundraising is seeking a Grant Writer to 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…

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Jami Floyd Brings a Focus on Racial and Social Injustice to the Public Media Newsroom

By Spark Point / February 23, 2022

Jami Floyd is an attorney, the Senior Editor for the Race and Justice Unit at New York Public Radio and ​​the Legal Editor in the WNYC Newsroom. She helped create the Race and Justice Unit in September 2020 as a resource to ensure that all New York Public Radio stories are considered through the lens…

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Chantal Stevens Works to Transform Lives Through Education and Advocacy

By Spark Point / January 19, 2022

Chantal Stevens is the Executive Director for the ACLU of North Carolina. This nonprofit affiliate focuses on racial justice, transforming the criminal-legal system, reproductive justice, LGBTQIA rights, immigrant rights and voting rights. Chantal has been in this role since February 2020 but it wasn’t a position she initially saw on her career path.  Chantal left…

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We’re looking to hire an Operations Associate! Come work with us.

By Spark Point / December 21, 2021

Position Title: Operations Associate Time Commitment: 35 hours/week; Full Time Reports To: Managing Director Core Work Hours: Spark Point’s core working hours are Monday through Friday from 10AM to 6PM EST, with client-facing meetings occurring, primarily, Tuesdays through Thursdays. Staff are permitted to work remotely at their discretion as long as they consult with their…

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Azurae Redmond Supports the Young, Black & Widowed

By Spark Point / December 15, 2021

After being together for almost a decade, Chattanoogan, Azuráe Johnson Redmond lost her husband, Matthew Holt Redmond, to lung cancer in 2017. Azurae was 27 years old at the time and five months pregnant with the couple’s second son, little Matthew. Their first son, Holt, was just 10 months old. It was a heartbreaking, yet…

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Joy Nelson Thomas is Helping At-Risk Girls Become Confident Community Leaders

By Spark Point / November 11, 2021

Joy Nelson Thomas is the founder and executive director of LEAD Girls of NC, a nonprofit dedicated to helping at-risk preteen girls build self-confidence and gain the skills they need to be strong leaders in their community.Since its founding in 2015, LEAD Girls has helped more than 500 girls through evidence-based school and community programs. …

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#BlackWomenSparkChange: Celebrating the First Year

By Spark Point / November 4, 2021

Inspired by the racial justice uprisings of 2020, the inequity laid bare by the pandemic, and our commitment to anti-racism, we started the #BlackWomenSparkChange campaign in August of 2020. Our goal has always been to celebrate the stories, voices, and leadership of Black women in the nonprofit sector.  Not only did the social climate of…

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Andrea Copeland

Andrea Copeland Sets a Standard of Excellence

By Spark Point / October 28, 2021

When Andrea Copeland studied social work in college, she knew her future would be in macro-level work, navigating through complex systems that affect large communities.  “I’m a policy nerd,” she says. “I want to make sure the policies we create and implement positively impact populations that we’re trying to target. My biggest goal as a…

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