Spark Freedom

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Spark Freedom is a Tennessee-based 501(c)(3) organization and an associate member of the State Policy Network (SPN).[1] It was formerly named "Operation Geek Farm."[2] According to its website, Spark Freedom is a "nonprofit strategic planning and communications advising organization" which helps its clients "formulate, target, and release communications that will best accomplish [their] organizational objectives."[3] Their mission is "To help the liberty movement recapture the hearts of its most important target audience – our neighbors."

Spark Freedom's website features a "Partial Client List," listing almost exclusively SPN Members.[4]

Funding

Donors Capital Fund has given $1,501,920 in grants to Spark Freedom from 2012-2014.[5] DonorsTrust has given $20,500 in grants to Spark Freedom from 2012-2013.

Core Financials

2014[6]:

  • Total Revenue: $869,195
  • Total Expenses: $888,963
  • Net Assets: $28,370

2013[7]:

  • Total Revenue: $749,015
  • Total Expenses: $815,750
  • Net Assets: $48,138

2012[8]:

  • Total Revenue: $465,968
  • Total Expenses: $394,474
  • Net Assets: $114,873

2011[2]:

  • Total Revenue: $276,963
  • Total Expenses: $222,136
  • Net Assets: $54,827

Personnel

As of August 2016:[3]

Experts Council

As of August 2016:[9]

  • Chris Anderson (formerly worked at Intel)
  • Brett Corrieri
  • Barb Ford (also Marketing Executive Coach for Spark Freedom)
  • Scott W. Graves
  • Sarah R. Johnson
  • Kevan Kjar
  • Chip Oglesby
  • John Tsarpalas (President of the Sam Adams Alliance and former Executive Director of the Illinois Republican Party)

Contact Details

Spark Freedom
PO Box 2472
Cookeville, TN 38502-2472
Phone: 931-492-6677
Website: http://sparkfreedom.org
Email: info@sparkfreedom.org
Twitter: https://twitter.com/SparkFreedom
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wesparkfreedom

References

  1. State Policy Network, Directory, organizational website, accessed August 30, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Operation Geek Farm, 2011 Form 990, organizational tax filing, November 15, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Spark Freedom, Who We Are, organizational website, accessed August 30, 2016.
  4. Spark Freedom, Our Clients, organizational website, accessed August 31, 2016.
  5. Donors Capital Fund, IRS form 990, November 16, 2015.
  6. Spark Freedom, 2014 Form 990, organizational tax filing, May 13, 2015.
  7. Spark Freedom, 2013 Form 990, organizational tax filing, September 9, 2014.
  8. Spark Freedom, 2012 Form 990, organizational tax filing, January 19, 2014.
  9. Spark Freedom, Our Experts Council, organizational website, accessed August 31, 2016.