Welcome to Community Sparkplugs
Over the years we have observed that sometimes the best results come from individuals, whom we call Human Sparkplugs. These are people who lead change by example.
Our Community Sparkplugs initiative helps local leaders use self-help and volunteerism to achieve results even in the absence of money. We work with foundations and other philanthropy to support sparkplug trainings in their region, often asking the nonprofits they support to identify promising and emerging volunteer leaders.
Human Sparkplugs are more powerful than great plans, a big committee or even a lot of money in achieving organizational and community change. Sparkplugs are present in all places—although many are inhibited by conventional process models of change.