Presenting: Spark Studio

These classes will provide a high high level overview of the key areas of nonprofit management and are customized for an audience of nonprofit employees, volunteers, and board members. Plan to bring your own lunch, pen, and paper for notes. All other materials will be provided.

Each class is $60 and runs from 9am-1pm. All classes are taught by The Spark Mill team of consultants.


Adding Staff to Your Organization

March 13, 2019, 9am-1pm, $60

Paid staff is one great way to expand capacity--but no one talks about how much work it is to add staff on the front end. Get it right from the beginning so your organization can do more good work.  

Come learn about:

  • How to know when it's time to hire and how to make sure you are hiring for the right position

  • Hiring, on-boarding, and general management best practices

  • Performance issues and firing


Engage Your Community: 
Best Practices for Co-Leadership in Your Community Work

May 8, 2019, 9am-1pm, $60

Our work is always most successful when it centers the communities we are working within. Community engagement is the process of working collaboratively with a community to address issues that impact the well-being of those groups. This workshop will highlight key aspects of robust community engagement.

Come learn about:

  • The community engagement spectrum with a focus on the equity model

  • Best practices for co-leadership with community transformations

  • The value of co-leadership in your work


Marketing on a nonprofit budget

September 11, 2019, 9am-1pm, $60

So you don't have money to hire a graphic designer and you don’t even know what a style sheet is or how to get started?  This course is designed for nonprofits who need to make the most out of donated services and have little to no budget for marketing.

 Come learn about:

  • Brand strategy and audience definition and basics of marketing

  • Tips, tools, and tricks to edit your own images and videos

  • The basics of social media as a marketing tool

  • A general overview of marketing strategy and planning