Approachable Grant Writing and Funder Relations Start Here

ACCELERATE! is an affordable and effective program that prepares small nonprofit teams to build their grants portfolio—and their confidence.

Starting a movement. Making a difference. Putting passion into action. Your nonprofit exists to make it all happen. To fulfill your mission, you need funding. But navigating the grant funding world - especially an ever-changing one - can feel daunting. 

You don’t have to go it alone.

Learn and Grow With Other Nonprofits Igniting Change

Securing sustainable grant funding is more than just getting proposals out the door. It’s about knowing - and owning - your story and how to tell it. And that includes the art (and science) of identifying and engaging potential funders.

With a focus on getting grant funding, our 6-month program combines:

  • Facilitated workshops that dive into mission-critical elements of your organization
  • Cohort-style learning that fosters collaboration and support
  • One-on-one coaching with our team of expert grant strategists that sets you up for long-term success. 

As a result, your organization will be equipped and empowered with the knowledge and skills to successfully pursue, secure, and manage grant-driven funding.

Funding Success Stories Start When We Work Together

Our cohort-style program makes grant funding knowledge accessible to small and start-up nonprofits that don’t have the capacity to hire a seasoned grant writer or director of foundation relations. By working with other organizations, you’ll have a built-in community to turn to for ideas, motivation, and support. 

Each cohort is thoughtfully crafted to include organizations with different missions and to be a safe space for all to learn and grow. 

Stacy Lewis

Stacy Lewis

Chief Program Officer - Young Survivor Coalition

In working with Spark Point, we gained a relationship with a team that understands our mission and wanted to use their skills and expertise to further that mission. I felt that Spark Point was invested in our work, even though they weren't here full time, and they are approachable, enthusiastic, and professional. Ultimately, we didn't just win a big grant, we gained a partner that we could run things by and a new level of knowledge.

Marjory Moore

Former Chief Development Officer – National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association

Spark Point’s team has a lot of integrity and they really drive for results. They have the ability to establish credibility quickly, address tough challenges, and move things forward. They are very insightful about the ways that different people approach their work, which makes them a great resource and a real thought partner.

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Elana Kogan

Director of Development – JOIN for Justice

Spark Point was an amazing thought partner and helped us develop a strategy  that was creative, bold, and achievable, and would enable us to raise the funds needed to implement our strategic growth plan. They tailored their work to our unique circumstances, and they brought experience, expertise, and fantastic listening skills, and it led to an incredibly strong set of deliverables -  our growth campaign strategy and detailed plan to achieve our goals  Spark Point was responsive to us at every turn, and we really felt they were “in it” with us. They were great to work with throughout the process and I am grateful for our strong partnership.  If we need to go through another planning process like this in the future, we will definitely reach out to them.


Erin Feng


I just wanted to say thank you again for your (Spark Point's) help. Both Thomas Circle Singers and Capital City Symphony have been referring to their respective recommendations frequently throughout this giving season. We are so grateful for our time with you!

Our Capabilities:

  • Teaching and coaching organizations on building a foundation fundraising portfolio


To apply to join the ACCELERATE! program, click here.