5 fast questions with Spark pro bono consultant Ed Hildebrandt

5 fast questions with Spark pro bono consultant Ed Hildebrandt

  When Ed Hildebrandt signed up as a pro bono consultant with Spark! he was delighted to be matched with a resource centre right in his own neighbourhood. But the HR advisor from Manitoba Hydro got even more out of the opportunity than he expected. Working with...
I popped the question, we made the match!

I popped the question, we made the match!

  The following is a guest blog by Spark pro bono consultant Cate Friesen: Why I work as a pro bono consultant with Spark First of all, the staff at Spark make a mean cappuccino. Just saying. I called Spark out of the blue, around the time I launched my own...
Jubilee Fund recruitment and hiring process match

Jubilee Fund recruitment and hiring process match

“We need to get our posting out to networks we aren’t connected to yet” – Derek Pachal, The Jubilee Fund The Jubilee Fund provides flexible loans and bridge financing to community development and social change – related projects that...
Adding it up at ACOMI

Adding it up at ACOMI

ACOMI or the African Communities of Manitoba is an umbrella organization of smaller community organizations. They also run a variety of mentorship and support programs for youth at different schools across the city, and a drop in and meeting centre for the African...
It takes a village to make a village

It takes a village to make a village

“This is a wonderful connection to provide us with the type of organizational and business acumen we need right now through our Spark volunteer, George Harris. For the past 18 years, Indigenous women and Elder grandmothers in Manitoba have come together to...
Social media planning for Teen Talk

Social media planning for Teen Talk

“The youth are all on Instagram! We need to be better at reaching and engaging them, as well as the other audiences that we want to connect with, who are probably on different platforms” states Teen Talk’s Bren Dixon. Klinic Community Health’s...
New visual identity for a new organization

New visual identity for a new organization

The Restorative Justice Association of Manitoba (RJAM) is a new “umbrella” organization made up of local organizations who provide supports and resources to people and communities involved in and affected by crime. RJAM seeks to promote dialogue and...
Happy National Volunteer Week

Happy National Volunteer Week

Happy National Volunteer Week to all of our amazing pro bono consultants, as well as everyone who gets involved in changing things for better in their communities (and their own lives!) through contribution of their time, energy and skills. We received a nice gift...
Thrive to get I.T. overhaul

Thrive to get I.T. overhaul

Thrive is an inner-city agency who supports the families in their neighbourhood through counselling services, a resource centre, a childcare centre and a thrift shop, which provides clothing and household goods as well as volunteer work experience. Thrive Community...