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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!

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

Impact-Focused Governance: Catalytic Thinking and Your Board

We recently asked a group of consultants to name the biggest problems they encounter with nonprofit boards. We then added their list to the results from asking Google the same question. The most remarkable thing about that long list is that it isn’t remarkable. Board members who are disengaged, who micromanage, who don’t understand their … Read more

What’s Next for our Mission: Discussion (Integrity / Board meeting November 2023)

Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (Board) Meeting: Monday, November 13, 2023 10am-12pm Pacific time / 1pm-3pm Eastern time / 6pm-8pm UK time Topic: Next Steps for Our Mission Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Next Steps for Our … Read more

What’s Next for Our Mission: Sharing the Implementation of our Plan

Creating the Future is at a crossroads. And we are so excited about stepping into what’s next! That’s because implementing our next steps will not be done by us – it will be done by, well, everyone! Moving beyond the organization-centric model that tells each organization to excel on its own, we will be doing … Read more

Next Steps for Our Mission: Integrity Team Meeting June 2023

Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (Board) Meeting: Monday, June 12, 2023 10am-12pm Pacific time / 1pm-3pm Eastern time / 6pm-8pm UK time Topic: Next Steps for Our Mission Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Next Steps for Our … Read more

Want your Strategic Plan to create what is possible? DON’T start with data.

It’s strategic planning time – the time to dream big, to reach for what is possible! Except we all know that’s not really what happens. At the end of the session, our biggest goal – if we’re lucky – might be to create a new program aimed at a small fraction of the problems our … Read more

Our 10-year Mission Clock: March 2023 Integrity Body meeting (Summary)

Since June of 2022, the focus of our work at Creating the Future has been around engaging our community to determine what’s next for our mission. That mandate has centered on the fact of the 10 year clock of our mission. What will we accomplish in the remaining 4 years of our mission? This year, … Read more

Our 10-Year Clock: March 2023 Integrity Body (Board) Discussion

Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (Board) Meeting: Monday, March 13, 2023 10am-12pm Pacific time / 1pm-3pm Eastern time / 5pm-7pm UK time Topic: The Meaning of Our 10-Year Clock Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. What does our … Read more

Experimenting: Doing LESS so that we can do more

In 2022, we asked our community to determine what’s next for our mission. Your answers fell into three categories: A place to learn about Catalytic Thinking Spaces to connect with other Catalytic Thinking practitioners Inspiration to experiment in your own work, to live in a space of inquiry. When we shared an update with our … Read more