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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!

Making Social Change More Effective: It’s Not ONE Thing, It’s EVERYTHING (A New Program)

$471 billion dollars1 1.3 million organizations1 12 million employees1 This is the nonprofit sector in the United States at a glance. So much money. So many organizations. So many people. And so much frustration. All of us sensing that more change is possible, often feeling like we are taking 2 steps forward and 1.5 steps … Read more

Succession Planning: November 2021 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, November 8th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying the Integrity lens to Succession Planning  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 Succession Planning: This month, our … Read more

Succession Planning via Catalytic Thinking: October Integrity Conversation (Summary)

Over the past several months, our Integrity Conversations have focused on funding, and specifically about what resourcing social change would look like if it were aligned with the values we all want to see in this world. You can see summaries of those conversations here and here.  Through those conversations, it became clear that our first … Read more

Succession Planning: October 2021 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, October 11th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying the Integrity lens to Succession Planning  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 Succession Planning: This month, our … Read more

Resourcing Social Change – Summary of our September 2021 Conversation

At the monthly meeting of our Integrity Body (known in most organizations as the board), we continued applying Catalytic Thinking to one of the most important issues in the whole social change arena: Resourcing our work. Since its inception, Creating the Future has stood firm in our belief that current funding systems are in large … Read more

What Makes Catalytic Listening Catalytic? An Introduction

Catalytic Listening is a practice for bringing out the best in the people around us, simply by the way we listen when they are speaking. Because of that, Catalytic Listening is embedded into every aspect of the Catalytic Thinking framework. In every interaction, we choose whether to listen or speak. When we choose to listen, … Read more

Resourcing Social Change – Summary of our August 2021 Conversation

At our August 2021 Integrity Meeting, we began one of the most important conversations we can have. This exploration will affect Creating the Future’s approach to resourcing our work. Our hope, though, is that these conversations will contribute to a reimagining of how social change work is resourced across the whole ecosystem of change efforts. … Read more

Resourcing that Aligns with our Values: September 2021 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, September 13th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying the Integrity lens to resourcing our work (Part 2) 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: This … Read more

Quotes about Being of Service

Anymore, the world can feel like there is no hope. Climate. War. Pandemic. Violence against anyone perceived to be “different” (depending on who is defining “different…”). The list goes on and on. And on. And on… That feeling as if we are drowning in what is wrong can stop us from doing anything at all … Read more

Resourcing that Aligns with our Values: August 2021 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, August 9th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying the Integrity lens to 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: This month, our … Read more