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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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Hiring: Grant Writer

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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Destany Story is the Program Director of Women Empowering Nations, a nonprofit organization that supports girls of color across the globe as they follow their paths to executive leadership.  “The passion of my work is to connect women,” Destany shares. Growing up in Memphis, Destany attended a charter high school that was staffed by Teach…

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Tatiana Washington is the Senior Director of Secondary Partnerships at OneGoal in Chicago, an organization dedicated to creating equitable opportunities so all young people can realize their postsecondary dreams. “You know, when you’re meant to do something, you feel it!” Tatiana says. “Growing up, that was me. I’ve always gravitated towards service.” From a young…

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In your pursuit of change, you have a lot of to-dos. Among them may be to apply for a grant (or several). Maybe you’ve never done this before and don’t know where to start. Or you need a refresher and some new ideas to make an impact. No matter where you are in your grant-seeking…

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AI tools like ChatGPT for grant writing may seem like a smart solution for your nonprofit, but human expertise still wins out. Learn the key reasons why.

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Krystal Ramseur is the Chief Operating Officer of The National Council of Negro Women, a nonprofit organization founded in 1935 that aims to empower Black women and families, especially in the areas of health, education, social justice, and economic development. This role is a dream job for Krystal, who has always valued community-building. “My dad…

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Keyla Marte is the founder of Keyla Consulting where she works as a business strategist and project manager for nonprofits focused on helping underserved communities. Keyla was raised by a single mother in an underserved neighborhood and has always been an advocate for communities that tend to be forgotten. “I went to a public school…

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For sustainable funding your fundraising strategy has to align with your nonprofit’s mission. Learn the signs of mission creep & how to find the right donors.

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November Newsletter: Spark Point Settles into Fall!

Hello Again! Here at Spark Point, we have settled into fall after a fruitful staff retreat, plenty of Halloween activities, and planning for our first ever round of pro bono work. Fall Fun! Spark Point loves Halloween! Every member of the team celebrated in their own way by carving pumpkins, dressing up, or simply having…

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