Spark Update: In Systems Change, Individuals Matter

Individuals Matter. Many of the problems our partners are working to address cannot be solved by organizations working in isolation: our impact is greater when we work together and ensure those most impacted by the change are part of the problem-definition and solution. Spark’s approach to systems change is fundamentally grounded in an inclusive and…

August Spark News: Getting Unstuck – Equity, Advocacy, and Collective Impact

Are We Getting Anywhere? At Spark, we’re experts at developing actionable strategies to achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes. But in today’s complex environment, it’s sometimes challenging for our partners to see the progress they’ve made. In our August newsletter, we’re sharing resources you can apply in real-life settings to measure your progress and take positive steps…

January SparkNews: A Look Back

As we kick off the new year, we wanted to take a moment and reflect on a year filled with ups, downs, and in-betweens, all in a handy infographic. We also wanted to say thanks for all of your hard work and dedication to sparking change for the better last year. From all of us at…

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…

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…

May SparkNews: Transforming Health

All of the rapid change in the health landscape allows for exciting opportunities to engage stakeholders and, therefore, create solutions that are as equitable as they are innovative. However, engaging these voices effectively requires a commitment to the process to ensure they aren’t just token representation, and that their perspectives and lived experiences truly inform the process. This…