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Spark Strategy

Address

258A Coventry St South

Melbourne  Victoria  3205

Phone : 03 8804 1731


Contact

Email : felicity@sparkstrategy.com.au

Website : http://sparkstrategy.com.au

Bcorp Certified

Spark Strategy is an agency for strategic thinking, transformation and sustained action. From profit for purpose business models to brokerage of NFP/ Corporate partnerships, to new incubation approaches to social innovation, we believe ideas spark brighter futures and we’re about unearthing these ideas and bringing them to life. As a Social Business ourself, Spark works with Not for Profits, Private Sector, Government and other Social Businesses to unleash their potential, to transform them and the societies in which they live.

Spark strives for scalable impact, recognising that social need is outstripping supply and the problem is only getting worse. The model is broken, and Spark is playing a part in leading a new way, based on bringing the commercial and social sectors closer together. Spark lives and breathes this philosophy, which is reflected in the organisation’s own unique business model. While we deliver the whole gambit of management consulting services, our key area of expertise is profit for purpose business models.

The team of Sparkies comprise a bunch of serial entrepreneurs and strategists, keen to harness the power of ideas in mobilising organisations to revitalise the world of possibility. Bringing cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience to drive creative thinking, we bring perspectives from our previous work that include large NFPs, Corporate Foundations, incubators/accelerators, and a range of management consulting firms. Our work is both global and local and our style is to work closely with client leaders and their teams to uncover ideas and strategies that bring about positive change.

Leadership Team

Spark’s MD is George Liacos, who has two decade’s experience in the strategy space, advising Government, Corporates and NFPs on how to transform for sustainability. We have a cross disciplinary Senior Leadership Team, as well as a number of strategic advisors, operating under a flat structure. In fact, for this very management model, Spark was featured in the Australian Financial Review for our unique approach to workplace structure.

Spark Strategy works closely with not-for-profits, social businesses, government agencies and philanthropic organisations to create financial sustainability and achieve true social impact.

Our main products include:

  • Strategy: Strategic plans, workshop facilitation, retreats etc.
  • Sustainable business models: particularly for NFPs that are facing funding difficulty
  • Strategy Execution: including business plans, operating models and business development support to bring strategies to life
  • Shared Value: Business innovation that solves social or environmental issues
  • Social Innovation & System Change: Policy influence and incubation models
  • NFP/ Corporate Partnership Brokerage: matching social need with corporate resource

Find out more about what Spark Strategy has to offer towards achieving financial sustainability and social impact here.

Staff Volunteering

Our own business model is unique. We have a dynamic pricing model that incorporates probono percentages to social sector organisations ranked against our inventory and values. We have conducted a number of pure voluntary projects with the likes of Australian Youth Climate Council and many social enterprises, to give guidance, individual mentoring and strategic direction.

Partnerships

We strongly believe in the power of partnerships. One of our key areas of expertise is in brokering cross sector partnerships (often for leveraged funding) and we bring this into all of our work. Using the Collective Impact model as the basis for much of our design, and having published numerous whitepapers on partnerships, Spark is proud to have developed expertise in harnessing the power of cross sector relationships.

Affiliations

Spark is a key member of the B Corp community, having travelled as part of the Australian delegation to the US last year to learn more about how to grow the movement in Australia. A number of our staff recently graduated from the Shared Value Project’s program, and we have Centre for Sustainable Leadership and Centre for Social Impact alumni. We also have members of the AICD

Spark seeks to ensure, wherever possible, its suppliers are social enterprises or registered B Corps. This social procurement policy supports our values of profit for purpose.

Environment

As a completely paperless, solar-powered office, Spark has made steps to ensuring we leave as small a footprint as possible.

Recycling

We recycle everything!

Crafting a Sustainable Business Model

Scaling Social Impact

From Not for Profit to Profit for Purpose

Tuesday, 6th June 2017

Spark Strategy associate director Laura Reed offers tips to not for profits on how to get the most value from their planning process.…Read More

Tuesday, 30th August 2016

Taking a design-thinking approach to reframe the future of volunteering at a recent Not for Profit and corporate workshop has delivered…Read More

Wednesday, 20th April 2016

As the interest among corporates to use their core business to help solve social and environmental issues grows, Not for Profits and…Read More

Thursday, 17th December 2015

In a year of amazing change for the Not for Profit sector, the journey has led to a greater understanding of how new models can address…Read More

Tuesday, 31st March 2015

Despite the tough funding environment facing the Australian Not for Profit sector it’s time to start talking about and investing…Read More

Thursday, 27th February 2014

Managing Director of Spark Strategy, George Liacos, discusses cross sectoral partnerships, their ability to drive greater social…Read More

About Us

Spark Strategy is an agency for strategic thinking, transformation and sustained action. From profit for purpose business models to brokerage of NFP/ Corporate partnerships, to new incubation approaches to social innovation, we believe ideas spark brighter futures and we’re about unearthing these ideas and bringing them to life. As a Social Business ourself, Spark works with Not for Profits, Private Sector, Government and other Social Businesses to unleash their potential, to transform them and the societies in which they live.

Spark strives for scalable impact, recognising that social need is outstripping supply and the problem is only getting worse. The model is broken, and Spark is playing a part in leading a new way, based on bringing the commercial and social sectors closer together. Spark lives and breathes this philosophy, which is reflected in the organisation’s own unique business model. While we deliver the whole gambit of management consulting services, our key area of expertise is profit for purpose business models.

The team of Sparkies comprise a bunch of serial entrepreneurs and strategists, keen to harness the power of ideas in mobilising organisations to revitalise the world of possibility. Bringing cross-disciplinary knowledge and experience to drive creative thinking, we bring perspectives from our previous work that include large NFPs, Corporate Foundations, incubators/accelerators, and a range of management consulting firms. Our work is both global and local and our style is to work closely with client leaders and their teams to uncover ideas and strategies that bring about positive change.

Leadership Team

Spark’s MD is George Liacos, who has two decade’s experience in the strategy space, advising Government, Corporates and NFPs on how to transform for sustainability. We have a cross disciplinary Senior Leadership Team, as well as a number of strategic advisors, operating under a flat structure. In fact, for this very management model, Spark was featured in the Australian Financial Review for our unique approach to workplace structure.

Products

Spark Strategy works closely with not-for-profits, social businesses, government agencies and philanthropic organisations to create financial sustainability and achieve true social impact.

Our main products include:

  • Strategy: Strategic plans, workshop facilitation, retreats etc.
  • Sustainable business models: particularly for NFPs that are facing funding difficulty
  • Strategy Execution: including business plans, operating models and business development support to bring strategies to life
  • Shared Value: Business innovation that solves social or environmental issues
  • Social Innovation & System Change: Policy influence and incubation models
  • NFP/ Corporate Partnership Brokerage: matching social need with corporate resource

Find out more about what Spark Strategy has to offer towards achieving financial sustainability and social impact here.

Community

Staff Volunteering

Our own business model is unique. We have a dynamic pricing model that incorporates probono percentages to social sector organisations ranked against our inventory and values. We have conducted a number of pure voluntary projects with the likes of Australian Youth Climate Council and many social enterprises, to give guidance, individual mentoring and strategic direction.

Partnerships

We strongly believe in the power of partnerships. One of our key areas of expertise is in brokering cross sector partnerships (often for leveraged funding) and we bring this into all of our work. Using the Collective Impact model as the basis for much of our design, and having published numerous whitepapers on partnerships, Spark is proud to have developed expertise in harnessing the power of cross sector relationships.

Affiliations

Spark is a key member of the B Corp community, having travelled as part of the Australian delegation to the US last year to learn more about how to grow the movement in Australia. A number of our staff recently graduated from the Shared Value Project’s program, and we have Centre for Sustainable Leadership and Centre for Social Impact alumni. We also have members of the AICD

Supply Chain

Spark seeks to ensure, wherever possible, its suppliers are social enterprises or registered B Corps. This social procurement policy supports our values of profit for purpose.

Sustainability

Environment

As a completely paperless, solar-powered office, Spark has made steps to ensuring we leave as small a footprint as possible.

Recycling

We recycle everything!

News & Media

Crafting a Sustainable Business Model

Scaling Social Impact

From Not for Profit to Profit for Purpose

News

Tuesday, 6th June 2017

Spark Strategy associate director Laura Reed offers tips to not for profits on how to get the most value from their planning process.…Read More

Tuesday, 30th August 2016

Taking a design-thinking approach to reframe the future of volunteering at a recent Not for Profit and corporate workshop has delivered…Read More

Wednesday, 20th April 2016

As the interest among corporates to use their core business to help solve social and environmental issues grows, Not for Profits and…Read More

Thursday, 17th December 2015

In a year of amazing change for the Not for Profit sector, the journey has led to a greater understanding of how new models can address…Read More

Tuesday, 31st March 2015

Despite the tough funding environment facing the Australian Not for Profit sector it’s time to start talking about and investing…Read More

Thursday, 27th February 2014

Managing Director of Spark Strategy, George Liacos, discusses cross sectoral partnerships, their ability to drive greater social…Read More

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