Here at Chicago Non-Profit, we recognize and appreciate the benefits of sustainable philanthropy; a one-time donation should provide more than-time benefit. This week, we’re proud to lend the reins of our blog to our guest authors from Spark Ventures.
Spark Ventures partners with grassroots organizations serving children in developing countries. We strengthen and sustain partners by providing human resources, strategic guidance and financial capital. Together Spark and its partners launch businesses, whose profits ensure meaningful impact for children and their communities for generations to come.
The activity that has been an important part of our work from day one is our series of Partnership Trips. These trips offer an unparalleled international volunteer opportunity to visit our partner organizations around the world. This unique journey allows participants to join in cultural experiences, form new friendships, and learn more about our work, and bond with the children that we support.
Spark recently launched a new partnership with Las Tías in Nicaragua. Las Tías provide educational and nutritional programming, as well as vocational training to children living in underserved, rural areas. We just returned from our first Partnership Trip to Nicaragua and we are thrilled to say that it was a huge success. Spark CEO Rich Johnson describes his experience interacting with the children of Las Tías in compelling detail here.
Interested in traveling with Spark on one of our next Partnership Trips? Join us in Zambia this July to meet the incredible staff and children of our partner organization, Hope Ministries. Learn about and take part in the great work being done for the children of Ndola while experiencing the beauty and culture of Zambia (incuding a trip to Victoria Falls and a one day safari). Or join us in Nicaragua this October to meet the hard working staff and children of Las Tías. Contact Spark’s Program Manager, Stephanie with any questions.