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Angela Doyinsola Aina Advances Black Maternal Health Care

By Spark Point / November 16, 2022

Angela Doyinsola Aina is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Black Mamas Matter Alliance (BMMA), a national nonprofit organization advocating for Black maternal health, rights and justice. BMMA’s goals are to change policy, shift the culture, cultivate research and advance care for Black mamas. Angela has more than 15 years of public health experience, including…

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Serena Saunders Prioritizes Mental Health While Helping Underrepresented Groups Become Civically Engaged

By Spark Point / November 2, 2022

Serena Saunders works as the Communications and Programs Coordinator for Running Start, a nonpartisan nonprofit that trains young women to run for office. She recently earned her Masters of Public Policy from the University of Maryland and she’s invested in helping underrepresented groups become civically engaged. Growing up in the DC area, politics was always…

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Introducing “ACCELERATE!” – An affordable, effective way to help your nonprofit build a grants portfolio!

By Spark Point / October 26, 2022

Malcom X famously said, “When ‘I’ is replaced with ‘We’, even the illness becomes wellness”. For those of us in the nonprofit sector, this sentiment resonates across both our daily and professional lives. Nonprofit organizations, especially smaller nonprofits, invest so much time, effort, and heart into giving to their communities and fulfilling their missions. Sometimes,…

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April Walker Centers Racial Equity in Philanthropy

By Spark Point / September 22, 2022

April Walker is a nonprofit consultant and founder of Philanthropy for the People, an organization dedicated to centering racial equity and justice in fundraising and grantmaking. In this role, April works with nonprofits, donors, and foundations to challenge biases and bring people with lived experiences to the forefront of the philanthropic conversation. After spending years…

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Melody Webb Advocates for the Economic Empowerment of Disadvantaged Black Mothers

By Spark Point / September 7, 2022

Melody Webb is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Mother’s Outreach Network, a non-profit that supports the economic empowerment of disadvantaged Black mothers in the DC area. The organization uses legal programming, policy and advocacy and community outreach to help these women. From an early age, Melody knew she was drawn to community…

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Hiring: Director of Fundraising Strategy

By Spark Point / September 6, 2022

Position Title: Director of Fundraising StrategyTime Commitment: 35 hour work weekReports To: CEO Spark Point Fundraising is seeking a Director of Fundraising Strategy to lead the company’s growing strategy consulting practice in partnership with the CEO, shaping it over time into its own vertical. To ensure measured and successful growth, the Director of Fundraising Strategy…

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July Newsletter

By Spark Point / August 30, 2022

Here’s a glimpse of Spark Point’s July! Spark Point News Our team at Spark Point keeps on growing! We’re thrilled to announce that on July 18th we welcomed a new Operations Associate to our team. Please give a warm welcome to our newest staff member – Gagandeep Kaur! Introducing ACCELERATE! We’re thrilled to announce our…

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Lul Mohamud Brings a Trauma-Informed and Culturally Specific Approach to Violence Prevention Work

By Spark Point / August 24, 2022

Lul Mohamud is the Executive Director of The Person Center (TPC), a DC-based non-profit that supports African Immigrant and Refugee survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.  TPC was founded in 2013 by the late Amelia Missieledies and the organization continues to honor her vision by prioritizing linguistic inclusivity and intersectional justice in its trauma-informed…

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We’re Hiring an Operations Associate!

By Spark Point / April 20, 2022

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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Spark Point Fundraising’s 2021 Annual Report

By Spark Point / February 14, 2022

Take a look at what we were able to accomplish in 2021!

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