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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!

December Board / Community Meeting December 2020

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, December 14th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: What does “ensuring the organization’s integrity” look like in practice? Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Being an Integrity Board in … Read more

Values: Centering Social Justice and Racial Equity

About a year ago, our board determined its most important role would be to ensure the actions of the organization are walking the talk of our values… an Integrity Board. To that end, we first encoded that role into our bylaws, creating plain English bylaws that describe how decisions are made, by whom, and according … Read more

Board / Community Meeting: November 2020

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, November 9th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: 1) The board’s role in ensuring the organization’s integrity Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Note: if the meeting does not … Read more

Board / Community Meeting: October 2020

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, October 12th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topics: 1) Walking the Talk of Racial Equity 2) The board’s role in ensuring the organization’s integrity Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are … Read more

What is Creating the Future’s message?

For the past several months, Creating the Future community members have been working to craft a communications strategy, to help our mission ripple out farther and wider. (You can see those rich conversations all linked at this post.) As we are now ready to put that strategy into action, the first step is to hone … Read more

Board / Community Meeting August 2020: Racial Equity Work

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, August 10th from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Walking the Talk of Racial Equity  Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details are below. Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of this post. Note: if the … Read more

Celebrating and Moving Ahead: Board / Community Meeting July 2020

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, July 13th from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topics: 1) Bylaws Guiding Documents for Accomplishing our Mission 2) Ensuring Racial Equity as an “Integrity Board” Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details are below. Watch the meeting HERE on Monday. Just scroll to … Read more

Supporting Changemakers during COVID

Community change agents face unique challenges during this time of uncertainty. In addition to the personal issues we are all dealing with, changemakers are also called to address the vast need in communities, wherever you live. What does it take to walk that line with as much grace and effectiveness as possible, when there are … Read more

Board / Community “Socially Distanced” Meeting April 2020

Creating the Future’s “Socially Distanced” Board / Community Meeting: Monday, April 27, 2020 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: How Are You Doing? And What’s Next? Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details are below. Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details are below. Watch the meeting … Read more