We are a peer to peer resource sharing network that runs as a private Facebook group. In just over 2 years we have been able to connect 25,000 situations to solutions amongst our 9,000+ members in the Northern Michigan region.
Facebook has been a great platform for us but we are beginning to outgrow it as we get more and more requests to join the group every day, hundreds of post submissions a week, and cities across the USA reaching out to us with the hope of creating a Spark in their community.
Spark in the Dark is in the process of raising the needed funds to create a customized phone app that will allow us to better meet the needs of our current members along with the ability to expand to other communities efficiently and effectively. Once the app is created we will have a sustainable and scale-able model that will not only have minimal overhead it will be able to generate its own revenue stream through a combination of data and partnerships with other organizations nationwide.