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Ignite 2015: Empowering Women & Girls

Spark Ventures partners with organizations that prioritize the empowerment of women and girls. Thanks to strategic and financial support provided by Spark Ventures, our social impact partners are on the front lines of empowering girls who otherwise could be left behind.   This year, Spark's annual event,...

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14 July
  |   Business, business development, chicago, community programs, nicaragua, non-profit, nonprofit, organization, partnership trip, socent, social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, social good, spark, spark ventures, travel, Uncategorized, zambia   |   No comment

Welcome Arnold, Spark’s New Program Manager!

We are thrilled to announce the newest member of our team, Arnold Duijzer! To help you (and us!) get to know Arnold a little better, we had a little Q&A session with him.     Where are you from and what did you study? I was born and raised in a...

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12 January
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Round Two Travelers

What's better than traveling with Spark to engage with our partner organizations? Traveling with us twice!   It seems that some Spark supporters have been bitten by a very specific travel bug...

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01 December
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Visiting the USA: Investing in Our Partners

Exciting things are happening at Spark--both for our team and for our partner organization, Hope Ministries! Three of our friends from Zambia have come to visit us in the U.S. for a unique cultural exchange. We invest in our partners on multiple levels, not just...

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23 October
  |   Board of Directors, chicago, news, non-profit, nonprofit, NPTalk, organization, socent, spark, spark ventures   |   No comment

New Directors Join Spark Board

With only four full-time employees, Spark’s board members play an incredibly important role in expanding our capacity as an organization. That’s one reason we are very excited to have added four new directors in the last year. Let us introduce you to them….Jeff Plaisted has...

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08 May
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Socializing for Good with the YPS

The Young Professionals of Spark (YPS), a community of young professionals dedicated to spreading awareness and raising support for Spark Ventures, recently held a delicious event!  On Saturday, March 21st, the group got together with friends, family and others interested in international development to discuss Spark's mission...

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26 March