Allison M. Bough, MBA CFRE
I’m the founder and President of SparkNonprofit, LLC, and I've been an active nonprofit fundraiser and board member since 1993. I had the pleasure and challenge of serving as the chief development officer for 3 nonprofit organizations and campaign consultant on dozens of major fundraising campaigns throughout the southeast. Past projects include the USS Wisconsin, Norfolk SPCA, Virginia Stage Company, Symphonicity, St. Mary's Home, Schooner Virginia, Montpelier, State Fair of Virginia, Vanguard Landing, and the Sandler Center/UJFT. Being a Navy spouse took me across the US and even overseas, but since 1999 Hampton Roads has felt like home.
Working with board members, staff, and volunteers to achieve big goals is some of the most meaningful work I’ve ever done.
In my own life, I live out philanthropy by volunteering for several local organizations and donating at least 10% of profits to local nonprofits in Hampton Roads.
When I'm not working, I love to travel, spend time with family, walk my dogs, blow hot glass at the Perry Glass Studio, and watch SEC football.
Reach out to me at email@example.com and let's talk about how your organization can improve your fundraising.
MBA, Meredith College, Raleigh NC
BA, Economics & Business, Hollins University, Roanoke VA
Certified Fund Raising Executive, 2000-current
Board Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals - Hampton Roads
Board Member, Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council
Member, Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council
Philanthropy Committee, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
Education Panel, United Way of South Hampton Roads
Welcome Desk, Soup Kitchen & NEST, First Presbyterian Church of Norfolk
Instructor, Association of Fundraising Professionals - Hampton Roads
Instructor, Tidewater Community College Academy for Nonprofit Excellence
Past Instructor, University of Richmond - Institute on Philanthropy