A Conversation between Vu Le & Hildy Gottlieb

Hildy Gottlieb and Vu Le Creating visionary social change: A conversation with Vu Le & Hildy Gottlieb Welcome! We are excited to have you join us for a conversation with Vu and Hildy about the question-based Catalytic Thinking framework.  If you haven’t registered yet, you can do so at this link. As a reminder, this … Read more

Creating the Future’s Community Engagement Timeline

In 2022, as Creating the Future prepared to step into the final 5 years of our 10-year mission, we came to you – our community members – to determine our next steps. This degree of engagement is in our DNA, as the very first question in the Catalytic Thinking framework is this: Who will be … Read more

Catalytic Thinking & Hiring Part 3: May 2024 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (Board) Meeting: Monday, May 13, 2024 10am-12pm Pacific time / 1pm-3pm Eastern time / 6pm-8pm UK time Topic: Designing Equitable Hiring Practices via Catalytic Thinking Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Equitable Hiring … Read more

Hiring Practices & Catalytic Thinking: Summary of Meeting #2

At the March meeting of Creating the Future’s Integrity Board, we continued applying Catalytic Thinking to the critical conversation around hiring and contracting processes and practices. At our first meeting about this topic in February, we had already addressed the first two questions of Catalytic Thinking – the question of who would be affected by … Read more

Hiring Practices & Catalytic Thinking: Summary of Meeting #1

Last month, Creating the Future’s Integrity Board began tackling a critical conversation for any social change organization: Hiring and contracting processes and practices. During 2023, a big part of our work was to determine the plan for accomplishing our mission in the remaining 3 years of our 10-year mission. That process gave us the opportunity to slowly think … Read more

Catalytic Thinking & Hiring Part 2: March 2024 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (Board) Meeting: Monday, March 11, 2024 10am-12pm Pacific time / 1pm-3pm Eastern time / 6pm-8pm UK time Topic: Designing Equitable Hiring Practices via Catalytic Thinking Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Equitable Hiring … Read more

The Problem with Nonprofit Boards is…

In preparing materials for a class on “Catalytic Thinking as a Path to Board Effectiveness,” we asked a group of consultants to name the biggest problems they encounter with nonprofit boards. We then added to that list the results of a Google search on “biggest problems with nonprofit boards.” The sad part about this list … Read more

Practice Catalytic Thinking by Volunteering!

If you have wanted to practice Catalytic Thinking with others, focusing on real issues (not theory), this is the opportunity for you – volunteering as a documentarian for Creating the Future’s board meetings! Our board uses Catalytic Thinking to explore every issue that arises. That keeps our actions aligned with our values, and allows us … Read more

Catalytic Thinking & Hiring: February 2024 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (Board) Meeting: Monday, February 12, 2024 10am-12pm Pacific time / 1pm-3pm Eastern time / 6pm-8pm UK time Topic: Designing Equitable Hiring Practices via Catalytic Thinking Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Equitable Hiring … Read more