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!

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

Recruiting Board Members for our Integrity Board: Part 1

Creating the Future is preparing to recruit new board members! This is an exciting step for us, as we have invested so much time in defining the board’s role in supporting the organization’s mission. Having the bulk of that work behind us, and having spent several months finding our way in this new way of … Read more

Board / Community Conversation: March 2021 BOARD RECRUITMENT

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, March 8th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Using Catalytic Thinking to design our Board Recruitment process Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Recruiting New Members to our Integrity … Read more

What’s Next for our eJournal?

Last week, a group of readers of our eJournal got together to explore what is possible for that communication piece. Using Catalytic Thinking as a guide, the group explored what that journal could make possible for readers, what opportunities it could create for them. From there, we talked about the conditions that would lead to … Read more

NOT Creating the Future’s Statement Decrying the Violent U.S. Insurgency

Dear friends, This is not a statement condemning the violence the U.S. is experiencing at the hands of racist, home-grown terrorists. It’s not that we don’t condemn those actions. It’s just that we don’t see the point of making such a statement. Do you really need us to differentiate ourselves from folks who approve of … Read more