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What is Spark?

Spark helps associations grow by providing strategic membership and marketing advice and assistance. Spark works with associations that have the willingness and capacity, at both the staff and board levels, to ask tough questions and take some risks in service to reaching for significant goals.

The Perfect Storm

I’d like to share some sobering statistics about higher education and employment: In the United States, students graduate from college with an average debt load of nearly $29,000. Total student debt in the U.S. is $1.23 trillion and rising. 47% of … Continue reading

The Association Advantage

Yesterday, I mentioned that associations have some inherent advantages in bridging the education to employment gap for the audiences we serve. What are they? (third post of The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm release week) Direct connection to employers Experience … Continue reading

Disruption in Education

What are some of the forces impacting education in 2016? (second post of The Association Role in the New Education Paradigm release week) Incorporating technological advances in the classroom Decreasing public funding Increasing class sizes High-stakes testing in K-12 Exploding … Continue reading