Building Unity: Leading A Non-profit From Spark To Succession

September 15, 2020|
Building Unity: Leading A Non-profit From Spark To Succession by Michael 'piecez' Prosserman
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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 bene­fited 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. Using stories of his own evolution, learning, and growth as a leader over 15 years, Prosserman parallels the creativity found in break­dancing with the innovation needed to build a sustainable non-profit.

Six steps to discovering "responsible impact":

  • Spark is the inspiration, the big "why," the motivation to wake up and do something.
  • Build is the testing ground to clarify ideas, understand community needs, and challenge assumptions. 
  • Trust involves building the culture of your organization, leading by example, and hiring people with dreams. Trust sets the stage for growth by empowering awesome people. 
  • Grow is about finding the right size for your organization to create a responsible impact. 
  • Evolve is knowing when to step back so others can step forward by building a succession plan that leaves your organization in good hands.
  • Re-Ignite is building from past experience and lighting the next spark within yourself. 
Michael 'Piecez' Prosserman found his passion for break­dancing at a very young age. By the time he was three, Michael was already standing on his head while watching Saturday morning cartoons. Michael is a university instructor, mental health advocate, and professional speaker, specializing in start-ups, team culture, fundraising, and...
Title:Building Unity: Leading A Non-profit From Spark To SuccessionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.68 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8 X 6 X 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2020Publisher:ECW PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770415637

ISBN - 13:9781770415638

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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