Event Debriefs: Celebration or Lamentation?

In early July, Creating the Future launched an experiment in online learning. The experiment combined various aspects our team has wanted explore, from the way the content was presented, to the way questions were encouraged, to the way tuition was structured. Tomorrow, we will be debriefing from our first toe-in-the water with this experiment. In … Read more

What Does It Take to Nurture an Online Community? PEOPLE!

Nonprofit/Community Benefit Organization Consultants Facebook Group Meeting #3  On February 9, 2017, members of the Facebook Group Nonprofit / Community Benefit Organization Consultants continued exploring what it takes to nurture an online community. A project of Creating the Future, this Facebook group has more than 500 members, each of whom in some way serves the … Read more

Community of Practitioners: Conditions for Success (Meeting #2)

Three months ago, Creating the Future started an online community for practicing Catalytic Thinking. Since that time, the facilitators of that group have been talking about the potential this community has for furthering Creating the Future’s mission – a whole community of people bringing out the best in themselves and each other.  In our first conversation, … Read more

What a Community of Practitioners Makes Possible

Three months ago, Creating the Future started an online community for practicing Catalytic Thinking. Since that time, the facilitators of that group have been talking about the potential this community has for furthering Creating the Future’s mission – a whole community of people bringing out the best in themselves and each other.  The following is a … Read more

Creating a Monthly Contributors Campaign: October 20, 2016 Meeting

If the world we want to see is one where relationships between institutions and individuals are built upon trust – just like it is in real friendships – what might “walking the talk of true friendship and trust relationships” look like in the day-to-day of developing a fundraising campaign? As Creating the Future is about to develop a … Read more

Are You Prepared to Teach our Immersion Course? (Summary: Faculty Development Meeting)

There are many opportunities to teach at Creating the Future, all of which center around what it looks like when we put Catalytic Thinking into action. The Continuum of Potential is one aspect of Catalytic Thinking that especially informs our education programs. The Continuum is a framework that helps us know where people are in reaching for … Read more

Ask Me Anything… about Creating the Future

April 9, 2015 Please note: Due to illness, today’s Ask Me Anything is being rescheduled. Sorry for the inconvenience. We will announce the new date / time soon! Creating the Future is in growth mode, and these days, that growth curve is vertical. We are ramping up, adding programs right and left, adding staff, gaining partners … Read more

Creating the Future's Mission is YOUR Mission: The Invitation

This post is part of an ongoing series inviting social change funders and investors to recreate how social change is resourced, to align the values of their means with their intended ends.  To read about this effort from its inception, head to this post at our Philanthropy blog.  For all posts related to rethinking philanthropy … Read more