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What is Spark-Point doing to be an Anti-Racist Ally

By Spark Point / September 21, 2020

This year has pushed economic and social disparities experienced by communities of color to the center of the public square. Not only has the pandemic made painfully evident the intersections of race and class, but the brutal murder of Black people at the hands of the police has reminded us of the foundation of white…

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Stephanie Sneed

With Every Budget, Stephanie Sneed Fights for Change

By Spark Point / September 16, 2020

By democratizing budget and program information and allocations, Fair Budget Coalition gives constituents a voice in the most important conversations After college, Stephanie Sneed dove right into an accelerated teaching program, taking over her own classroom just months later. “I didn’t feel prepared at all,” she says. “These schools required a lot—and not a single…

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Wanda Steptoe Follows Her Heart & Her Lifelong Passion to Help Those in Need

By Spark Point / September 10, 2020

Since she was a child, Wanda Steptoe knew she wanted to help people.  “I grew up in a very large, very close-knit, loving family,” Wanda says. “One of my cousins had Down’s Syndrome — and life for people with developmental differences wasn’t like it is today. They recommended putting him in an institution — but…

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LaKendra McNair

LaKendra McNair Sparks Change

By Spark Point / September 2, 2020

LaKendra McNair Empowers & Accelerates Minority and Women-Owned Businesses We’re thrilled to officially launch our #BlackWomenSparkChange campaign with LaKendra McNair. LaKendra is a Vice President at M&T Bank who focuses on serving underrepresented business leaders and entrepreneurs in the greater D.C. area. Her “purpose-driven” approach defies traditional banking and lending, empowering women- and minority-owned organizations…

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#BlackWomenSparkChange

By Whitney Brimfield / August 26, 2020

Black women are powerful leaders. It’s time to make them known and elevate their work. In the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was on a call with a business leader talking about how small businesses could survive the economic consequences of the pandemic. I learned about the ways in which small, women, and…

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We’re looking to hire a grant writer! Come work with us.

By Spark Point / August 17, 2020

Position Title:              Grant Writer Time Commitment:      35 hour work week at minimum Reports To:                  Senior Grant Writer and Client Relations Manager 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…

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Foundation Fundraising in the time of COVID-19

By Whitney Brimfield / March 18, 2020

As you face the flurry of decisions about how to respond to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic and ensure that your staff, clients, and communities are safe and healthy, your foundation funders can be helpful partners. Below are some quick steps you can take to keep them in the loop and potentially get increased funding for…

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The Number One Thing You’re Not Talking About at Your Staff Retreat and Why You Should Be.

By Whitney Brimfield / June 26, 2019

If you’re reading this article, we probably don’t need to tell you that fundraising is the fuel of your nonprofit — it’s what keeps the work going! Yet often, fundraising is thought of as its own department, connected to but apart from the rest of the organization, rather than central to its work. In reality,…

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A Love Letter to Her Corner

By Spark Point / August 14, 2018

Learn about Spark Point founder and CEO Whitney Brimfield’s experience as a part of the Winter 2018 cohort of Her Corner’s Washington, DC Accelerator. Spoiler alert! She loved it.

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We’re looking for a Content Marketing Consultant!

By Spark Point / August 6, 2018

Spark Point Fundraising is seeking a consultant to create and implement a content marketing strategy based on our marketing goals and desire to build our profile as a thought leader. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience conducting social media and content marketing work, have some understanding of the nonprofit sector,…

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