Missouri Growth
Author: Sarah Putnam
Published On: June 8, 2023
Growth takes time – ask any business owner. And nonprofits are no different! When Spare Key launched our Help Me Bounce platform back in 2019, we knew we had launched the solution to helping exponentially more families throughout the nation facing medical crises.But that’s when the hard work really began. We needed to register to help families in more states throughout the nation and that takes time. Then, we needed to ensure families actually KNEW about Spare Key and how we can help. We don’t have all the answers yet, but we are continually learning and growing.

2023 Summer Events Blog
Author: Talia Simonett
Published On: May 25, 2023
Now that the Groove Gala season has come to an end, how does the Spare Key team fill their days? Trust me, as Spare Key’s Director of Events, I can confidently say now that the sun is out, the fun is just starting. The Spare Key Team has a fun-filled summer planned for you including our fan-favorite golf tournaments and even a birthday party for someone special to Spare Key! Read on to get a sneak peek at what's ahead…
Blog by Alexia Sebesta
Author: Alexia Sebesta
Published On: May 18, 2023
Get a glimpse behind the curtain of what it takes to run a successful registration and check out process at an event as big as Spare Key’s Groove Gala! We love seeing our sponsors, board members, and supporters year after year and without our volunteers we could never make this huge undertaking happen so seamlessly!
It Takes A Village
Author: Talia Simonett
Published On: April 13, 2023
With the 2023 Groove Gala right around the corner, the Spare Key team is in full Groove Gala planning mode. Read on to hear how Director of Events Talia Simonett is feeling with the big celebration LESS THAN two weeks away!
Behind the Scenes Planning A Silent Auction
Author: Alexia Sebesta
Published On: March 17, 2023
Sure, we’ve all seen or been to events with silent auctions. They seem straight forward with items you can bid on to raise funds for the nonprofit putting on the event. But what does it actually take to make a silent auction happen? Turns out it’s a bit more labor intensive than one might think! Read on to learn everything the Spare Key team does each year to ensure our silent auction is a smashing success!
Blog by Sarah Putnam
Author: Sarah Putnam
Published On: March 10, 2023
In a sea of incredible nonprofits doing amazing work, Spare Key sets ourselves apart with our mission to help families facing real hardship pay real bills in real time. We provide donors with a direct line to families that need their help the most. Because the reality is that even when a devastating medical crisis hits, the bills don’t stop. Read this week’s Help Me Bounce blog by Executive Director Sarah Putnam to learn more about how Spare Key sets ourselves apart with our Help Me Bounce program.
You can sponsor hope
Author: Sarah Putnam
Published On: February 2, 2023
Since beginning her new chapter as Spare Key’s Executive Director last November, one of Sarah’s main areas of focus has been meeting all Spare Key’s incredible partners, supporters, and sponsors. It’s been an honor for her to hear how countless generous individuals got involved with Spare Key’s mission. Many of these conversations have also evolved into how companies can help sponsor our 2023 Groove Gala presented by Network Title, Inc. Read on to hear Sarah’s reflection and gratitude for these conversations the last few months.
Spare Key Transparency Blog by Alexia
Author: Alexia Sebesta
Published On: January 11, 2023
Last month, Spare Key’s Chief Financial Officer Alexia Sebesta wrote about transparency on Spare Key’s Help Me Bounce platform. She explained how we give donors 100% confidence that their donated dollars are going exactly where they’re intended. But how does Spare Key handle transparency on our operational side to ensure that our donors can have confidence in giving funds directly to Spare Key? Read on to learn more.
Transparency in giving.
Author: Alexia Sebesta
Published On: December 1, 2022
Spare Key believes in 100% confidence and 100% transparency into your donated dollars on Help Me Bounce. But what does that actually mean? How does Spare Key ensure families on our platform are facing a medical crisis? How do we ensure that donated dollars go exactly where they’re intended? Read on to hear how Spare Key’s Chief Administrative Officer, Alexia Sebesta helps provide that transparency within her role each and every day.
Give to the Max Day 2022
Author: Sarah Putnam
Published On: November 17, 2022
Today is Give to the Max Day! A statewide day of giving. To learn more about this inspiring day, read Executive Director Sarah Putnam’s blog about when she first learned about Give to the Max Day and how Spare Key has celebrated this day since 2019!
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