“Above all else, we’re guides.”
Spark! is a team of compassionate ideators, strategists, and mobilizers who love building vibrant communities.
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We believe leaders have a personal and ethical responsibility to help create vibrant communities. But that can’t happen in a vacuum or behind closed doors. “Real people” have to be empowered to help create shared visions. Spark! knows how to make that happen by forging Reciprocal Partnerships™.
We can design the strategic solutions you need to manifest your vision and make your big dreams come true.
We can help you paint a clear picture of the results you’re working toward, which gets everyone excited about the building process.
We make complex systems change inspiring, vivid, and fun for everyone involved. Even in the face of uncertainty, risk, or setbacks, our unshakeable focus on what’s working keeps spirits high and everyone advancing together.
Ready to make a positive change? So are we!
How We Work
After ten years of helping business, philanthropic, and government organizations, we know that if you want to build thriving communities, you need to:
See the whole system.
Use human-centered research and data to identify existing challenges and strengths through the lens of unity.
Ensure balanced representation.
Be representative of the broader cross-section of community to understand lived experiences— both grassroots and grasstops.
Lead with convening power.
Bring leaders to the table to envision what’s possible and necessary to improve under-resourced communities.
Use data to drive action.
Track, measure, and evaluate the positive effects that collaborative changes have on communities.
Spark! is here to help organizations accomplish all of the above. We offer different products and services to fit each client’s particular needs, but generally, we guide clients as follows.