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Nicaragua Thrills – See for yourself!

When people ask us about Spark Ventures' business driven philanthropy model or the impact this model has on hundreds of children in Nicaragua and Zambia, we often find ourselves saying at some point in the conversation: "Come and see for yourself!" Last week we had...

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17 February
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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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Never a Dull Flight

I'm now in the British Airways lounge at London Heathrow after two flights that took me from Livingstone to Johannesburg and now to London. I've just got one more flight before I'm home to San Francisco, and I'm looking forward to resting up after a...

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24 January
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We Are Spark

We can do more together than we can alone.We are proud to announce our 4th Annual Fall Event, “We Are Spark”! You are invited to attend this unforgettable event on Friday, November 4th. Expect cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, live performances, inspiring video and plenty of...

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05 October
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A Day about Progress

Hi again all! Yesterday we had another day of beautiful weather, enthusiastic kids and new experiences. The main stop of the day was at Hope's former school and orphanage, two rented buildings that Hope used before it built the Shelby Goldstein Schoolhouse and the new...

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21 July
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