Collective Enoughness in Action at Creating the Future: Real-time case study

Creating the Future is in build-out mode! Having established a track record in our start-up years,  the 10-year clock towards “Mission Accomplished” officially kicked off last year – full steam ahead to a world filled with systems that bring out the best in us all. As we asked, “What will it take to accomplish the … Read more

Seeking Partners at Creating the Future: Meeting #2

Seeking Partners at Creating the Future: Meeting #2 The next meeting of the Partners Development Team will be Wednesday, February 14th from 1pm-4pm Pacific time. The meeting will happen right here. For details on how to participate, head to the bottom of the post. For a summary and the video / audio of the first … Read more

What #GivingTuesday Makes Possible

What does #GivingTuesday make possible? And what if that potential is far more than just money? That is a question that Debra Askanase asked a year ago, as she pondered, “Where is the community in GivingTuesday?” This is not surprising if you know Debra, as her website is called Community 2.0, and all her work … Read more

Funding Social Change Part 2: Why We're Doing This

This is Part 2 in a series inviting social change funders and investors to participate in a demonstration project, to recreate how social change is resourced, to align the values of means with their intended ends.  To read this series from the introduction to the project, head here. “Are you guys crazy?” That’s the question … Read more

What Financial Conversations Could Be…It’s About More Than Money

At our most recent board meeting for Creating the Future, we took time to deeply explore the role financial management, reporting, and leadership should play in the organization. As a demonstration project exploring what could be possible for all boards, we spend a fair amount of time engaged in a process talking about process. I personally … Read more

Reinventing Funding Partnerships: Conversation with Debra Jacobs & Sidney Hargro

Wednesday, June 19th at 11am Pacific time (North America), join us for the next episode in our series of conversations with experts and advocates for rethinking how social change is resourced and sustained – specifically as that relates to partnerships between funders/investors and the projects they support. To join in the conversation, watch for the … Read more

Reinventing Funding Partnerships: Conversation with Phil Cubeta & Alexandra Peters

Wednesday, June 12th at 10am Pacific time (North America), join us for the first in our series of conversations with experts and advocates for rethinking how social change is resourced and sustained – specifically as that relates to partnerships between funders/investors and the projects they support.  To join in the conversation, watch for the video … Read more

What Funders & Investors Really Think About Partnering

Something profound is keeping socially-minded investors and funders from the impact they sense is possible. In our upcoming Conversation series – starting next Wednesday (details below) – we are going to get past that “something profound,” once and for all. And we are going to start by talking about one of the most mis-used terms … Read more