Teaching on Behalf of Creating the Future (Meeting #1)

What training do people need if they are going to teach on behalf of Creating the Future? What qualifications / qualities might we seek? Join us today at 3pm Eastern time, as we begin to explore these questions and more. Today's topic: What would educational programs look like if they are amplifying / accelerating a … Read more

Join our Branding / Messaging Meeting Right Here!

Friday (tomorrow), February 22 at 4pm Eastern time we will be live streaming the continuation of our Branding / Messaging work. (For context, a summary of the first two meetings and the thinking that arose from them is at this link.)  You will be able to watch that live-streamed discussion right here. (The video will … Read more

Resource Development Planning – Executive Summary

Last month, in 3 online discussions (complete videos of Meeting #1, Meeting #2 and Meeting #3) and several informal conversations, we developed the resource development plan for stabilizing and enhancing Creating the Future’s current efforts. This short video shares highlights from that plan, within the context of the mission we intend to accomplish. Looking forward … Read more

Stop Using Volunteers!

What changes when we stop “using and utilizing volunteers?” Nothing less than greater participation from the whole community, towards actually accomplishing your mission – according to volunteerism consultant, university instructor and former Volunteer Center CEO Lisa Humenik. This one simple change can lead to greater effectiveness for social change groups, and more engagement and fulfillment … Read more

Resource Development – Wrapping Up Our Plan

Today at 1pm Mountain time US (3pm ET) we will be live streaming the continuation of our Resource Development planning (for the first two meetings for context, here is Session #1 and here is Session #2).   Creating the Future takes an asset-based approach to resource development (described here). Today we will wrap up (hopefully) … Read more

Openly Inviting Participation

“Enjoy serendipity, discovery, emergent social learning, into a never ending journey towards understanding complexity. Make the emergent learning and spiralling of discoveries a social purpose, a learning to learn process, a metacognition…” * Being part of Creating the Future is always an adventure. As a living laboratory, our work is about pushing boundaries and exploring … Read more

Resource Development – Community Impact Planning as an Asset to Build Upon

Today at 1pm Mountain time US (3pm ET) we will be live streaming the continuation of our Resource Development planning (for the first meeting, link here for context).   Creating the Future takes an asset-based approach to resource development (described here). Today we will focus on our framework for Community Impact Planning as an asset … Read more