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Jerilyn Johnson Promotes Environmental Justice for a Healthier Future 

By Spark Point / May 8, 2024

Jerilyn Johnson is the Chief of Staff of Greenpeace USA, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of global environmental problems and creating transformational change. Promoting social good was a core value for Jerilyn from a young age. Growing up in rural Texas, Jerilyn spent a lot of time playing outside.  “I was raised in nature,”…

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Deidre Johnson Says You Are In The Driver’s Seat Of Your Life

By Spark Point / March 6, 2024

Deidre Johnson is the CEO and Executive Director of the Center for African American Health, a community-based nonprofit in Denver that empowers the Black community to make informed health decisions. “I have learned so much and I’ve really grown and enjoyed being in this role,” Deidre shares.  Since taking over the role 8 years ago,…

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Paula Brown on Showing Up Authentically in Community Work

By Spark Point / February 21, 2024

Paula Brown is the director of operations at the Center for African American Health, a nonprofit based in Denver that empowers the Black community to make informed health decisions and achieve whole-person wellness.  Paula’s extensive portfolio includes human resources, facilities and property management, development and implementation of strategic plans, vendor relations, and driving improved performance…

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December 2023 / January 2024 Newsletter

By Spark Point / February 13, 2024

Winter Holidays Spark Point knows the value of rest, so every year we give our staff the last week of the year off to spend with their loved ones. Check out some of the ways we spent our break! Below you can see a beautiful gingerbread house made by Hannah’s (Senior Grant Writer) child Jaime,…

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Hiring: Fundraising Strategy Apprentice

By Spark Point / January 24, 2024

Position Title: Fundraising Strategy Apprentice – Paid Time Commitment: 20 hours/week; Part-time or contracted  Reports To: Director of Fundraising Strategy  Core Work Hours: Spark Point’s core working hours are Monday through Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM ET, with client-facing meetings occurring, primarily, Tuesdays through Thursdays. This position is part-time and a work schedule…

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Giving Across Generations: Sparking Connections With Donors From Silent to Z

By Spark Point / January 24, 2024

Whether direct mail or DMs, it’s important to know how to communicate with donors of different generations. The individual giving market is the largest and most flexible segment of philanthropy available to nonprofits, with the Silent Generation (born 1925-1945) and Baby Boomers (1946-1964) making up 70% of giving. That means there are multitudes of ways…

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Hiring: Grant Writer

By Spark Point / December 22, 2023

Position Title: Grant Writer Time Commitment: 35 hour work week at minimum Reports To: Senior Grant Writer, Director of Foundation Strategy 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…

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Your Nonprofit’s Program Budget Template for Seeking Restricted Funding

By Spark Point / December 4, 2023

Crafting an effective fundraising strategy is challenging enough without the right organizational tools. That’s why a detailed program budget spreadsheet is essential for any nonprofit. Breaking down program expenses in a spreadsheet clarifies your funding needs for each initiative. With the right budget figures in hand, you can craft a focused campaign to keep your…

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3 Ways Your Theory of Change Drives Your Fundraising Success

By Spark Point / November 13, 2023

A Theory of Change (ToC) isn’t just a statement about the approach you will take to achieve your organization’s ultimate goals; it’s a vehicle for driving systemic change as it describes how you’re going to get it done. It’s the fuel for focusing your organization’s programming and an accelerator for an enduring fundraising strategy.  As…

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Trinice McNally is a Transformative Leader Who Promotes Healing and Inspires Change 

By Spark Point / November 1, 2023

Trinice McNally is a nationally-recognized activist, creative and educator who wears many hats. She is a founding director of the Center for Diversity, Inclusion & Multicultural Affairs at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) and founding director of the Envisioning Safety On Our Campuses Now Project (ESOC NOW). She is also an Ifá…

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