i-Sparks: A Community for Social Change

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i-Sparks is an open online community that helps people and organizations interested in social change grow their ideas into projects for success.

Through i-Sparks, community members can discover, develop, test and perform new and borderless ways of problem solving, idea generation, successful project creation and crowdfunding. For this purpose i-Sparks is building an open social community platform that sparks ideas, inspiration and innovation for social change.

i-Sparks follows a holistic, project- and thus results-oriented approach to problem solving and idea generation
i-Sparks nurtures a truly open collaborative environment with reliable and trustworthy individuals and organizations that build an exceptionally strong community
i-Sparks connects seemingly unrelated knowledge thus creating breakthrough insights

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i-Sparks: A Community for Social Change

  1. 1. Introducing An online community that helps people and organizations interested in social change grow their ideas into projects for success. www.i-sparks.netDr. Thomas Juli October 2012Founder and President
  2. 2. So, you have an idea for social change? Do something about it!
  3. 3. Growing Ideas Into Projects For Success Idea(s) for Community of and for Setting up and social change • Individuals executing projects • Non-profit organizations for success • Small businesses 1. IDEAS 2. INSPIRATION 3. INNOVATION 4
  4. 4. Ideas Phase In the Ideas phase you describe your challenge and/or idea for social change. i-Sparks helps you assess the root cause of the challenge, develop a vision statement and derive an initial project objectives statement.
  5. 5. The 3 phases of growing ideas into projects for successPHASE 1. IDEAS • Assessing Motivation (5 Why‘s) • Building Vision • Deriving initialACTIONS Project objectives MVPRESULTS • Motivation • Vision • Project proposal © 2012 by Thomas Juli, all rights reserved
  6. 6. Inspiration PhaseIn the Inspiration phase you share the results of the Ideas phase with the i-Sparks community. You invite others to finetune your motivation, vision andproject statements and thus help build a foundation for project success.
  7. 7. The 3 phases of growing ideas into projects for successPHASE 2. INSPIRATION • Sharing MVP with community • Identifying possible matches of MVPs andACTIONS people (interests, skills, etc.) • Identifying synergy effects across MVPs • Enhancing / M refining MVP V P • Matches of ideasRESULTS / problems, projects, people • Refined MVP • Project proposal © 2012 by Thomas Juli, all rights reserved
  8. 8. Innovation PhaseIn the Innovation phase you form your project team and set up the project forsuccess. i-Sparks facilitates this process and even helps you find thenecessary resources for your project to take off successfully.
  9. 9. The 3 phases of growing ideas into projects for successPHASE 3. INNOVATION • Team forming & norming • Project setup: Qualifying project scope, developingACTIONS project approach with respect to collaboration, performance, learning, results • Crowdfunding • Executing project • Prototyping, delivering interim results • Project teamRESULTS • Project setup • Project funding • Project results © 2012 by Thomas Juli, all rights reserved
  10. 10. Project SuccessProject Success is not limited to the final and successful outcomes of thethree i-Sparks phases. It is an ongoing process of discovering, sharing,learning and celebrating ideas, inspiration and innovation for social change.
  11. 11. Join us!Join us and help build a community that helps you grow your ideas for social change into projects for success.info@i-sparks.com www.i-Sparks.net i_sparks

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