Rooted in a long history of nonprofit experience we have the know how to ensure your nonprofit's future.


Nonprofit sustainability is about telling stories, raising funds, and planning for the future. From making sure you have an engaged board to determining if you have the right people in the right places – this is where all of the pieces that help you achieve your mission and make an impact in the community come together. 

We understand that while mission and impact are the heart and soul of a nonprofit, there are many integral moving parts behind the scenes that make the magic happen.  Beyond defining your mission and establishing metrics to measure your impact, it is essential that you nurture those moving parts.  Whether you are looking to increase board engagement, create more efficient and effective marketing and fundraising, or tell authentic and passionate stories, we will guide you through the steps you need to maintain a healthy nonprofit.  Healthy nonprofits do better work. 

  • Marketing & Storytelling
  • Fundraising
  • Board Development
  • Board Governance
  • Hiring and Employee Transitions


The Spark Mill was instrumental in helping us launch our development office and very first annual campaign. Their knowledge and expertise made me and our board confident and comfortable fundraisers which has taken our organization from start-up to thriving.
— Ashley Hawkins, Executive Director, Studio Two Three
development consulting firm nonprofit

Former nonprofit employees, we know how to help.

Recent Nonprofit Sustainability Clients

Startup Champions Network

Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation

Shalom Farms

Piedmont Housing Alliance

Read to Me

AIA, National

Virginia Poverty Law Center