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Our Clients

SPARK Philanthropy brings decades of experience working with diverse organizations from youth development, to community health organizations, to the arts, foundations, human services, social services, and more.  We understand the unique individual needs of our clients that require a tailored approach to a fund development project or training solution.  

SPARK brings diverse experience in leading experienced organizations that are well-resourced and smaller organizations with limited resources. No matter the size of the organization, SPARK provides solutions to our clients that turn their ideas into reality and achieve greater mission impact. 

Partial Client List

A Picture's Worth

African Professional Network


Brick Gardens

Center for Great Neighborhoods

Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy

Cincinnati Reuse and Recycle Hub

Cincinnati Youth Collaborative

Companions on a Journey

Craving for a Change

Enterlock/Heaven Sent Homes

First Tee-Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky

Flywheel Social Enterprise Hub

Friends of Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy

From Fatherless to Fearless

Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky

Girl Scouts of Western Ohio

GreenBox Solutions

Green Umbrella

Holly Hill Child and Family Solutions

Housing Opportunities Made Equal

Housing Opportunities of Northern Kentucky

Indiana Black Breastfeeding Coalition

Indiana Department of Health

Inner City Youth Opportunities

Ladies of Leadership

Libby's Girls

Lincoln Heights Outreach Incorporated

Marion County System of Care Collaborative

Mercy McCauley High School

Minority Health Coalition of Madison County


Mt. Airy CURE

Oak Hills Alumni & Educational Foundation

Patchwork Central

Power Forward Athletics

Price Hill Will


Rothenberg Rooftop Garden School

Sigma Gamma Rho/E. Kathleen Cooke Foundation

Strive House


The DAD Initiative

The HealthCare Connection

The JoBro Foundation

Their Voice of Greater Cincinnati

Valley Interfaith Community Resource Center

Whole Again

Winton Wyoming Pastoral Region

World Affairs Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky

Wyoming Fine Arts Center
Your Store of the Queen City


"Karen and her team at SPARK Philanthropy are dynamic!  Karen is exceptional in her talents and abilities.  She brings enthusiasm, creativity, professionalism, and her own personal “spark” to everything she does.  We have been more than pleased with her services and the outcomes we have received from her consulting activities. I would highly recommend SPARK Philanthropy to any non-profit organization who seeks to build or revitalize a successful organization that leans on a development department and fundraising activities for growth."

Dr. Jolene K. Joseph, Chief Executive Officer, 

The HealthCare Connection

"What a joy it was to work with Karen on our non-profit's strategic plan. She took our board of directors, many of whom are serving on a board for the first time, and brought us to a common understanding of concepts and processes to make our organization more efficient and effective. She spoke in terms that were easy to understand and facilitated conversation and small group work for us to identify our three most important goals. Our team left each session feeling empowered, energized and excited to get to work! With a clear schedule, organized process and helpful resources along the way, (as well as working within our budget) Karen and Spark Philanthropy put us on the path to success. Thanks, Karen! "


Emily C. Buckley, Director of Development, Oak Hills Alumni & Educational Foundation

"The energy and knowledge that comes with Spark Philanthropy is helping our organization realize goals and strategies that will move us forward."  


Stacey Barnes, Immediate Past Board Chair,

Rothenberg Rooftop Garden School

"Our organization first contracted with SPARK Philanthropy in 2018 for fundraising, strategic planning, and grant writing. In 2019 Karen helped us establish and guide us through a three year Strategic Plan. We have enjoyed working with her and her team over these years. They have been very instrumental  towards the growth of our organization."

Philip Bell, Treasurer,

Inner City Youth Opportunities

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