The vision for creating Spark Giving was born from friendship.

Sean Hall and Rob Weston had been friends for over a decade having met serendipitously at a leadership conference. Sean came from a professional background in the Nonprofit sector while Rob had been working as a Realtor for 20 years.

Our Story

Sean Hall and Rob Weston had been friends for over a decade having met serendipitously at a leadership conference. Sean came from a professional background in the nonprofit sector while Rob had been working as a Realtor for 20 years.

Sean and Rob had both served on various boards for non-profits. Sean also had years of fundraising experience with non-profits. While working in these roles they saw clearly the agonizing toll that endless fundraising takes on the leaders and staff of these wonderful and needed organizations. As their friendship continued to grow over the years, a dream emerged. What if a business could be created in real estate to help lighten the load for these leaders? What would that look like?

Together they began fleshing out this vision in the form of a local business called 2roofs Real Estate located in Bellingham, WA. 2roofs began by forming partnerships with dozens of local and international non-profits, organizations like Habitat for Humanity and Union Gospel Mission. 2roofs’ unique model was to donate from every real estate transaction to help house a person in need through one of these partner non-profits. In turn, the non-profits helped spread the word about this “give back” approach 2roofs was taking.

Within a few years, 2roofs had forged partnerships with over 50 nonprofits

…working all over the world, and had helped fund housing for hundreds of people through these networks while growing to be in the top 1% of Realtors in their area. This way of doing business turned out to be not only good for the non-profits, but for the business itself. It was truly a win-win situation. In addition, the clients who bought and sold houses with 2roofs found the experience of choosing a Realtor who gave to a non-profit on their behalf to be both joy filled and meaningful.

Donations from 2roofs contributed towards several house builds and the construction of a malnourished children’s hospital in Guatemala. Housing programs were funded through many local and international non-profits. Transitional housing was funded. A youth shelter’s building campaign was funded. Food programs and child sponsorships, job training programs and house maintenance for the elderly – all received vital donations.

Over time, more and more non-profits reached out to Sean and Rob to get involved in the giving program.

Realtors from around the country were also hearing about this new way of doing business and calling for a platform to give back to their own local non-profits. 2roofs had created a ground swell of momentum.

Spark Giving has been launched to spread this vision, freeing up non-profit leaders to do the important work on their hearts, and to give more real estate professionals the ability to connect with these organizations and become a part of this movement of generosity.

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What others are saying about Spark Giving

What an awesome crew! it’s so invigorating to know that folks such as yourselves see a greater purpose in everyday business.

John Moon - Executive Director
Habitat Whatcom County

Spark Giving sparked my business mission! I had always had a vision to integrate service and nonprofits into my real estate business but didn’t know how. This professional-looking platform and simple mission made it easier to share with my sellers and buyers. They voiced to me how meaningful it felt to be part of a larger giving network.

Dana Post
Spark Giving Realtor

It was such a great feeling to work with a Spark real estate agent because I knew that they shared my heart for helping others. It meant so much to me that when I purchased my home, a portion would go to help a family in need.

Alisa Courtney

Spark Giving’s model has not only enabled me to make a positive impact on the world, but it has also helped my business thrive in ways I never thought possible. By giving back to the community, I’ve seen firsthand how it can lead to increased customer loyalty, brand awareness, and even new business opportunities. It’s clear that what you give away truly comes back to you in more ways than one, and I’m grateful to Spark for showing me the power of this model for real estate.

Matt Chapman
Windermere Real Estate

What a cool enterprise! I believe the framework has significant potential for real impact and goodness in the world.

Kelly Bean, Executive Director
African Road

Thank you! I cannot wait until the new hospital is done so that we can give higher quality care to even more infants. Thanks to you that day will soon be here!

Kendell Martell de Dondiego, Service Team Directory
God's Child

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