Building an Integrity-Focused Board (Part 1)

On Monday, November 11, Creating the Future’s board and community members began the actual building of what’s next for our own board. The following is a summary of that brain-bending discussion. (To watch or listen to the actual discussion, click here.) Background If there were no such thing as organizations as we currently know them, … Read more

Board / Community Meeting: December 2019

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, December 9th from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: What will our board need to fulfill its new role? Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details are below. Creating the Future’s board has spent the past several years designing an organizational structure that … Read more

Boards & Governance: Building an “Integrity Board”

If there were no such thing as organizations as we currently know them, what would we build to accomplish social missions and propel social change forward? For the past four years, this question has been at the heart of our board’s discussions.* Because Creating the Future is a grounds for experimenting with systems change, this … Read more

Board / Community Meeting: November 2019

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, November 11th from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Ensuring Our Board’s Success in its new role in the organization Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details are below. Watch the meeting HERE Note: if the meeting does not start on time please … Read more

Communications Strategy for Creating the Future: Summary of Meeting #1

On Thursday, September 19, a small group gathered to begin crafting Creating the Future’s communications strategy. In this post, first we’ll share what transpired during that meeting. Then we’ll share some observations about the meeting overall. Purpose for the Plan: Creating the Future’s first few years were spent in proof-of-concept. We experimented with re-imagining systems. … Read more

Designing Communications / Engagement Strategy: Conditions for Success (Meeting #2)

Designing Communication/Engagement Strategy Meeting #2 was held on Thursday, September 25th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET Watch the meeting HERE or, After the meeting – LISTEN TO THE MEETING HERE Your Browser does not support the new HTML5 Audio-Tag, sorry! or Download the MP3 (To download to your hard drive, right-click {or click … Read more

Designing Communications / Engagement Strategy via Catalytic Thinking

Creating the Future is embarking on a project to propel systems change towards its potential – creating a world that works for all of us. And you are invited to be part of that! The Project Creating the Future is taking first steps in convening an effort to align social change support systems (like funding … Read more

Democratizing Boards – a Conversation

In the world of social change, the word “accountability” is bandied about regularly. Unfortunately, beyond the mandate for compliance with legal entities and the regularly-noted-yet-little-understood notion of “accountability to the community we serve,” there is little discussion of what accountability really means. Accountable to whom? For what? And what does that accountability look like in … Read more

Board / Community Meeting: May 2019

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, May 13th from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Continued discussion of ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE / DESIGN If there were no such thing as organizations as they currently exist, what would we build to accomplish social missions? Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details … Read more

Board / Community Meeting: April 8th

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, April 8th from 10:30am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Continued discussion of ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE / DESIGN If there were no such thing as organizations as they currently exist, what would we build to accomplish social missions? Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details … Read more