Our Funding Approach to Build Out Our Mission

Ever since our founding, everything about Creating the Future has been an experiment to discover and share systems (i.e. “the way we do things”) that bring out the best in everyone. With that mandate, one of the systems that has repeatedly cried out for change has been the variety of systems for funding social change. … Read more

Statement of Our Values in Action: DRAFT (Part 2)

The following is Part 2 of a two-part post, the draft Statement of Our Values in Action. For background to provide context for this statement, please click to Part 1 here.  On June 12th, from 1pm-3pm ET (US), Creating the Future community members will discuss an updated Statement of Our Values in Action. Based on … Read more

Statement of Our Values in Action: DRAFT (Part 1: Background)

Statement of Our Values in Action (DRAFT) On June 12th, from 1pm-3pm ET (US), Creating the Future community members will discuss an updated Statement of Our Values in Action. Based on those discussions, our board will then vote to adopt the statement. This post and the post that follows at this link are the draft of … Read more

Statement of our Values in Action (Background for Board Meeting June 12th)

What do our values look like in action? That will be the topic of our community’s conversation (and board meeting) on June 12th at 1pm Eastern time. This post provides some background for that meeting. To watch or participate in the meeting itself, click here. Organizational Values at Creating the Future At Creating the Future, … Read more

Gratitude and Generosity: An Online Conversation

This week is Thanksgiving in the U.S. To celebrate, we want to share one of our favorite Making Change broadcasts. What would it look like if gratitude and generosity were the touchstones at the root of everything we did – business, government, community benefit work? This conversation with Christy McGill and Rhonda Lorch focused on just … Read more

“You better keep on pressing. There are people who need us.”

The day after Election Day 2016, Creating the Future hosted an online conversation for people who were struggling with those election results. You can find that recorded conversation here. Through the many expressions of sadness and disbelief, there was also immense optimism. The longer we talked, the more each person began to realize that the … 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