Spark Point Fundraising
"They've saved me a lot of money"
Spark Point Fundraising is the resource that nonprofits are hungry for – a whip smart, creative and entrepreneurial thought partner that guides clients to a tailored, forward-looking approach for achieving growth and leverages decades of fundraising experience to ensure success. Spark Point believes in the fight for equity, a commitment that they’ve had since they opened their doors in 2014. They work with clients in health care, human services, climate and environment, the arts, and other critical sectors that help their neighbors and communities to thrive. Their combination of experience, know-how and passion for progress helps them take the fear out of fundraising, simplify the process, and get results for organizations so that they can focus on the work that matters: igniting social change and building a more equitable world.
Founder & CEO Whitney Brimfield was familiar with Your Part-Time Controller because some of her friends in nonprofit organizational management were using YPTC’s services. She was looking for a new firm to help with Spark Point’s bookkeeping that would pay attention to details. “My friends all said that YPTC was the most meticulous of any bookkeeping and financial management team, which is what I needed to hear,” she recalls.
“They’ve already had a big impact. They uncovered a lot of inconsistencies in how things had been done in the past, which would have caused us a lot of problems. They’ve saved me a lot of money.
“They’ve streamlined our invoicing processes and helped with our budgeting. These are things I never had help with before. And the fact that they really understand our client base gives them a deeper perspective on how money flows in our company. They seem really committed to the success of our company in a way that our other bookkeepers weren’t,” she adds.
“They ask a lot of questions and are curious, which is really helpful. They dig into things we had never been able to find,” she says. “It really comes down to their level of experience.
“The team I’m working with is spectacular. They’re all really fantastic and I feel like they’re so dedicated to our success. Their care about the big picture and details is something we’ve never experienced before. I’m not a financial expert so it’s a huge help to me. This was a gap that’s been expertly filled.”