Evaluating Multi-stakeholder Advocacy Efforts

This is the second in a series of blogs on topics we’ll be presenting on at the American Evaluation Association’s (AEA) annual meeting, which will be in Atlanta, GA October 24-29. Today’s advocacy environment is complex, with multiple stakeholders working together in campaigns that range from informal networks to collaborative impact and other similarly coordinated…

Summer Spark News: Making the Commitment

Our mission at Spark has long been to develop innovative and research-based solutions to society’s complex problems. After a summer that has seen devastating violence and expressions of xenophobia and hate across the country – as well as outpourings of generosity and stories of strength – we see more than ever the need to address…

Our Commitment to Addressing Inequity

Complex problems are just that: complex. They stem from complicated interactions among multiple actors, against the backdrop of history, systems, and institutions. Within these interactions, we cannot overlook the way race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, country of origin, religion, economic status – all the things that make us unique, and the “isms” they engender…

Western Slope Wins $90k to Support Farmers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 11, 2016 Contact: Sophie Oppenheimer, Spark Policy Institute & Colorado Farm to School Task Force 720-272-2139; Sophie@sparkpolicy.com Abbie Brewer, Valley Food Partnership 970-249-0705; abbie@valleyfoodpartnership.org Western Slope Wins $90k to Support Farmers The Colorado Farm to School Task Force and CoBank join forces to support farm to school The Western Slope, headed…