The team at Spartan Spark believe strongly in community initiatives. In addition to donating a portion of their time and profits to local charities, their founders are also founding members of Global Fest's One World Festival, Arabia Adorned Dance & Culture Foundation, are on the board of the C.A.R.E. Society, the Haskayne School of Business' Executive MBA Alumni Board and have contributed to the success of several local and international fundraising and relief efforts.
Some of these efforts include:
Current: Spartan Spark’s latest adventure is the Spartan Spark Inspiring Youth Initiative, offering an entrepreneur bootcamp, mentoring advice and leading-edge digital marketing training for budding young entrepreneurs… for free.
2015 - Mentorship Program. On the board of the Haskayne School of Business' Executive MBA Alumni, in charge of communications, creating a knowledge base for entrepreneurs and assisting in the creation of a mentorship program.
2013 - Flood Relief Efforts. Provided e-commerce website for "Calgary Strong 2013" selling T-shirts across North America and raised thousands of dollars for the Alberta Red Cross
2012 - 2015 - Sponsored a cultural pavilion at Global Fest's One World Festival as well as donated working hours to assist with the decor and set up during the event.
2012 - Dance & Culture Foundation. UsedSpartan Suitesoftware to create website, online event registration and international instructor showcase for Arabia Adorned Dance & Culture Foundation.
2011 - Nurture Yourself Program. UsedSpartan Suitesoftware to create a website and volunteer registration system that assisted in the scheduling of 800 volunteer hours. Donated time and resources for the successful fundraising project.
2010 - Together For Chile. Provided SpartanSuite's event management software and website as a centralized hub for all Chile Fundraising efforts across Canada. Designed the logo for "Together For Chile"and assisted with creating a non-profit association. Fundraising efforts went to the International Red Cross as well as funds to build a school in San Fernando, Chile.
2008 - Donated working hours to assist with the creation and execution of the Goddess Gala a fundraiser for Calgary Family Services.
“After being frustrated with other service providers. Spartan Spark got our website up and linked to a payment system over just a weekend.” -Patricia Marin - Calgary Family Services