Are you building an organization or a movement?

What is different about movements vs organizations? This question is of critical importance to Creating the Future’s mission, as we are experimenting with different structures guided by the singular question, “What structure will most effectively accomplish social missions?” The chart at this link has been the basis of our explorations as we’ve sought to answer that … Read more

3 Steps to Scaling Organizational Culture

What would it take for workplace culture to bring out the best in everyone – employees, customers, patrons, investors – in any organization or company of any kind? And what would it take to scale that as the organization grows? These are critical questions for Creating the Future’s efforts to reinvent our organizational structure to … Read more

March 2016 Board / Community Meeting: Restructuring this Org

Creating the Future’s “Restructuring” Meeting will take place right here on Monday, March 14 from 1pm-3pm ET (US). Scroll to the bottom of this post for details on how to watch and participate. The agenda for the meeting is at this link here. As part of that agenda, you’ll find a summary snapshot of where … Read more

Building a Thriving Organizational Ecosystem

Creating the Future is reinventing itself, to ensure our organizational structure is not only supporting our efforts to accomplish our mission, but is modeling our vision and values in every way. The following summarizes our efforts through the end of 2015, as we head into our January 2016 meeting on the subject. For a complete … Read more

Organizational Structure – Questions for the December 14th Discussion

In preparation for the continued discussion of the organizational structure that will support Creating the Future to accomplish its mission, the following are the questions we will be exploring during our meeting on Monday, December 14. • Within each aspects of our structure (listed below), what do people need to feel in order to bring … Read more

Rethinking Boards from Scratch: If There Were No Such Thing as Boards, What Would We Build?

It all started so simply. It was February of the still-new year 2015. Creating the Future’s board of directors was discussing its work plan for the year ahead. “What does the board wish to accomplish over the next 12 months? What are the most important questions for the board to consider in 2015, to ensure … Read more