1 Year of Consulting to Create the Future

Class #13 - reduced 400A year ago this month, Lisa Humenik, Rebecca Hurd and Justin Pollock were exploring together – along with 5 of their soon-to-be fellows – in Creating the Future’s Consultant Immersion program.

On Tuesday, October 14th at 2:30pm ET, they will be together again for the first time in a year, talking about the difference in their work since applying what they learned in the immersion course. You can count on this group to speak candidly about what they had expected before the class, and what they experienced in those 5 intense and inspiring days.

As always, you are invited to be part of this conversation, asking questions or just sharing your own aha’s. Just watch the hangout here, and tweet to the hashtag #CTFuture.

The hour long conversation will be moderated by co-founder of StartSomeGood.com, Alex Budak (who also happens to be a Creating the Future board member!)

Please join in on our conversation by tweeting to the hashtag #CTFuture. We’d love to hear from you and answer any questions you may have about Creating the Future’s Immersion Program.


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Participant Bios

a - Lisa - reduced 300Lisa Humenik
Lisa Humenik has more than 22 years of experience in the field of nonprofit administration and volunteer program management. She recently relocated from Tucson, Arizona to Madison, Wisconsin and is currently serving as President of the Sigma Kappa National Housing Corporation, a 501(c)(7) organization that engages 200+ volunteers across the country managing campus housing and investments for chapters on 35 campuses across the U.S. She has served as President & CEO of Volunteer Southern Arizona, Executive Director of the Amphitheater Public Schools Foundation, and Director of a school-based mentoring program serving 22 districts in eastern Iowa. Lisa has a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a concentration in nonprofit leadership and is a faculty associate at the Arizona State University Lodestar Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Innovation. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards and consults with nonprofit organizations in the areas of strategic and community impact planning, community engagement, program and resource development, and volunteer program administration.

a - Rebecca - Reduced 300Rebecca Hurd
Rebecca Hurd is a change catalyst, community builder and storyteller. Prior to launching Hurd Consulting in 2010, Rebecca spent a blended and varied 15 years working in fundraising, communication, and community engagement roles with community benefit organizations, and in sales, marketing and communication functions with Fortune 100 technology companies. She creates the space for community benefit organizations and communities to aim for what is possible together. Five Cs are hardwired in Rebecca: Compassion, curiosity, creativity, communication and community. Rebecca is co-creator of the AVIC (Adams, Valley & Idaho Counties) Collaborative, a group of community members who value relationships, and believe it is their responsibility and joy to create a healthy and thriving community. She is the 2014 National Philanthropy Day AFP Idaho Development Executive of the Year. In 2006, the call of the great outdoors became a roar. A one-way ticket from Philadelphia ultimately landed her in the small and beautiful mountain community of McCall, Idaho. When not working, you will find Rebecca out on the trails running, skiing, and exploring with her family.

a - Justin - Reduced 300Justin Pollock
Justin Pollock is founder of Orgforward, a consultancy working with community benefit agents and capacity builders to develop leadership and strategies that create communities where equity, dignity, and an healthy environment exist for everyone. His focus is on strengthening the connection between vision and the leadership, programming, finance, and infrastructure needed to make change happen and on supporting organizational leaders with what they need to effectively govern and operate their organizations. With more than 20 years of experience in the education and community benefit fields, Justin has trained and presented to board, staff, and volunteers from agencies ranging from small start-ups to large well-established organizations on topics of governance, financial management, planning, supervision, leadership development, and organizational sustainability.

Alex BudakAlex Budak
Alex Budak, originally from San Francisco and now based in Stockholm, Sweden currently works at Reach for Change where he runs an incubator for 12 of Sweden’s top social entrepreneurs, helping them scale their organizations and their impact. Before joining Reach for Change in late 2013, he co-founded, co-managed and now advises the crowd funding site StartSomeGood.com, which has supported the launch of over 300 new social ventures. An internationally-recognized social entrepreneur, he’s spoken to groups about social entrepreneurship around the world and has written on social innovation for The Guardian and US News. Prior to StartSomeGood, he hosted a podcast for Ashoka and conducted research on the intersection of new media and politics.


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