Philanthropic organizations across the state have had to re-examine strategies for fundraising throughout the pandemic, and Sarah Evans Sprinkle’s new venture is designed to help.
Sprinkle launched Sarah Sprinkle Philanthropy, a Columbia-based boutique consulting firm designed to help organizations create sustainability and generate revenue. The firm offers customizable plans to increase individual giving, prioritize philanthropic efforts, increase board engagement and reevaluate strategic vision.
“Nonprofit organizations and the people who serve them better our communities,” Sprinkle said in a statement. “I noticed a gap in the philanthropic sector for personalized engagements that helped organizations with sustainable growth that met their budget. As COVID demonstrated, we have had to pivot in how we connect with people and conduct business.”
A March survey by Columbia-based organization Together SC found that 59% of state nonprofits believed they would only survive for six months or less without additional funding. While some of those organizations received federal relief loans, nonprofits still face pandemic-driven challenges.
Sprinkle brings relevant experience she hopes can help nonprofits, independent schools, higher-education institutions and health care organizations met their organizational goals. Her firm will also assist with board development, communications and fundraising strategies.
Prior to launching her business, Sprinkle served as the former director of philanthropy at Ashley Hall in Charleston and director of development at Addlestone Hebrew Academy. She is a longtime volunteer with Special Olympics and TEDxCharleston.
“After speaking with nonprofit leaders across the state, I created Sarah Sprinkle Philanthropy to meet the needs of organizations today, so they have more resources for the future,” she said. “My goal in partnering with nonprofits is simple: Dream big, plan smart, and do good.”