SPARK Book Workshop: Building Ideas for Impact

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This workshop is designed for folks interested in addressing issues in their community and building social purpose organizations.

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Are you looking to build a social purpose organization, or contribute to your community? This workshop is designed for folks interested in addressing issues in their community, building social purpose organizations, and those interested to meet others addressing issues that matter to you.

This workshop is part of the launch of the new book, Building Unity: Leading a Non-Profit From Spark to Succession and will be facilitated by the author, Michael 'Piecez' Prosserman in partnership with Ryerson's Social Venture Zone (SVZ) and Ryerson's Faculty of Community Services.

What to expect:

Learn practical frameworks to build resilient organizations

Hear real stories and lessons from building, growing and sustaining social purpose organizations

Exchange ideas, brainstorm collectively, and learn from peers

Meet people tackling issues that matter to you

This workshop will share Mike's 6 step framework for discovering impact, lessons learned and the initial steps he took in building a social purpose organization from the ground up.


4:00 - Event starts

4:05 - Welcoming note + Mike talks Unity

4:15 - Alex moderates discussion with Mike on Spark and Build

4:35 - Break out room ground rules and move everyone into rooms

4:40 - Break out discussions

5:10 - Bring everyone back together and highlight some key discussion points from each group

5:20 - Next steps and where to go

5:30 - Event closes

More about the book:

At age 16, Michael ‘Piecez’ Prosserman, a professional b-boy (breakdancer), completed a school project that would grow to become a hip-hop-inspired mental health charity with global reach. Through a process of continuous discovery and reflection, Prosserman and his team grew UNITY to the point where it benefitted over a quarter of a million young people. In Building Unity, Prosserman breaks down the six steps to discovering responsible impact and building an organization that is growth-minded, values-based, and reflective of the needs of its community.

Meet the author, check out the book, join the conversation.

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