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Kia Croom Drives Change for Marginalized Communities Through Fundraising

By Spark Point / October 5, 2022

Kia Croom is a nonprofit leader and fund development professional who is passionate about social justice and education initiatives. She works with the Children’s Defense Fund and founded the Croom Institute for Fund Development and Social Change. To date, she has raised almost $400 million for nonprofits across the country that support communities of color…

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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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Now Hiring: Senior Grant Writer

By Spark Point / September 12, 2022

Position Title:         Senior Grant Writer Time Commitment:    35 hour work week at minimum Reports To:        Director of Foundation Strategy Spark Point Fundraising is seeking a Senior Grant Writer to support our work with progressive nonprofit clients fighting to end poverty, healthcare inequity, systemic racism, and more.  Senior grant writers lead client projects;…

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Summer with Spark Point, a Q&A with Emily Baker, Marketing and Operations Intern

By Spark Point / September 9, 2022

This summer, Spark Point Fundraising welcomed Emily Baker, a University of Washington student based in Seattle, as our Marketing and Operations intern. We were extra excited to work with Emily both because of her interest in the nonprofit sector and because of her initiative; after seeing full-time job postings on Idealist, Emily reached out to…

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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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Veronica E. Jones Leverages Her Passion for Operations to Expand Abortion Access in America

By Spark Point / August 31, 2022

Veronica E. Jones is the Chief Operating Officer for ​​the National Abortion Federation (NAF), the professional association for abortion providers. NAF also runs the NAF Hotline Fund, a free hotline for patients in the US and Canada seeking abortion care and financial assistance. When Veronica joined NAF in 2019, she made it her priority to…

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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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Crystal Clark-Chatman Answered the Call to Build a Mentorship Program for Historically Underserved Girls. 

By Spark Point / August 11, 2022

Crystal Clark-Chatman is the founder and CEO of Beautiful Spirited Women (BSW), a nonprofit mentorship program that works to empower and uplift young girls. Crystal started BSW in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, to help advocate for girls in her community who experience domestic violence, depression, low self-esteem, bullying, and so much more.  Since the…

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