LIBRARY RESOURCES & BLOG
This area is filled with how-to articles, engaging conversations, and tons of examples of Catalytic Thinking in Action including actual planning sessions. Much to explore and learn from!

Viewing Our Programs thru an Integrity Lens

Over the past year, Creating the Future’s board and community have worked to determine what it would mean in practice to ensure the organization is walking the talk of our values. What will that look like when we are applying our values to the real situations the organization faces? At our June 2021 meeting, we … Read more

Integrity Conversation: August 2021

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, August 9th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Integrity in Resourcing our Work Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Applying the Integrity Lens to Resourcing: At our August meeting, our Integrity … Read more

Integrity Conversation: June 2021

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, June 14th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying the Integrity lens to our plans for the future Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Applying the Integrity Lens to our Plans: … Read more

Integrity in Action: Discussion

If you have been following the work of our board as we deconstruct and rethink what a board can actually make possible for the organization, you know that the focus on our board is on integrity. At our board’s meetings in April and May, we began diving into what integrity will look like in action. … Read more

Our Board Recruitment Process

For the past few months, this body has been applying Catalytic Thinking to the topic of board recruitment. This post is a summary of the work we did to design our recruitment process, and a reveal of the final outcome. To see the questions Catalytic Thinking led us to ask, click here. In our February … Read more

Board / Community Conversation: May 2021 INTEGRITY in ACTION

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, May 10th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying the “Integrity” lens to day-to-day operations Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Applying the Integrity Lens to our Day-to-Day Operations: … Read more

Recruiting Board Members for our Integrity Board: Part 2

Creating the Future is preparing to recruit new board members! This is an exciting step for us, as we design a recruitment process that can live on as the organization grows and changes. As with all things at Creating the Future, we are employing Catalytic Thinking to guide this process. Our conversation began at our … Read more

Board / Community Conversation: April 2021 BOARD RECRUITMENT and INTEGRITY in ACTION

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, April 12th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topics: 1) Using Catalytic Thinking to design our Board Recruitment process 2) Applying the “Integrity” lens to day-to-day operations Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to … Read more

Catalytic Thinking in Action: A Case Study from our Facebook Group

Creating the Future hosts several online communities, currently housed at Facebook. Our “big tent” group is for folks who want more exposure to and practice with Catalytic Thinking. It is appropriately called the Catalytic Thinking in Action group. As that group has grown, there has been a growing need for facilitation to make the experience … Read more

Practice Catalytic Thinking by Volunteering!

If you have wanted to experience Catalytic Thinking in real time, this is the opportunity for you – volunteering as a documentarian for meetings at Creating the Future!  The job itself is simple, because Catalytic Thinking guides all our conversations. • Attend one or more of our meetings each month (each meeting is 2 hours … Read more