Strategic planning should be fun, full of dreams, and give you the tools to make your plan come to life. 


A strategic plan is about your organization’s future, so it should feel like your plan, not ours.  At The Spark Mill we see our role as guides to a collaborative process, where together we walk through your dreams and visions and turn them into reality.

While this is a serious undertaking, it doesn’t have to be a boring one - strategic planning should be fun!  Our facilitators use creativity to help you build consensus, make hard decisions, and get excited about the future. The strategic planning process is a major investment for your organization, so we work hard to make sure you take away an actionable plan, not something that gathers dust on a shelf.  Mapping out the implementation of your plan in a way that will be useful for you is a major focus ensuring you are equipped with next steps once the planning is complete.

  • Strategic Planning/Long Range Planning

  • Business Start-up Strategy

  • Organizational Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Organizational Assessments


Sarah brings energy and clarity to the strategic planning process. She helped our team generate a concise, highly actionable, and dynamic plan that really pushed our team forward—together. Seven months later, we are still feeling that momentum.
— Sylvia Gale, Ph.D., Associate Director: Bonner Center for Civic Engagement
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Recent Strategy Clients

Tap Into Hope (Roanoke, VA)

Startup Champions Network (Kansas City, MO)

UR Downtown, University of Richmond

Jewish Family Services (Richmond, VA)

Empowerhouse (Fredericksburg, VA)

Goochland Cares (Goochland, VA)

Taubman Museum of Art (Roanoke, VA)

Peter Paul Development Center (Richmond, VA)