Board / Community Meeting Notice: January 14, 2019

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This meeting was held on:
Monday, January 14th from 9am – 11am Pacific time

Creating the Future’s board and community members
continue discuss the question of

If there were no such thing as organizations as they currently exist,
what would we build to accomplish social missions?

Download / print the Agenda at this link, including links to background information about the topic we’ll be discussing.

The clock is ticking on our 10-year mission. We therefore need to be assured that every aspect of our work is supported to create as much change as possible in that short time. What structure will create ease and effectiveness for accomplishing our mission?

Special guest: Joining us this month is Susan Basterfield, board member at Enspiral, a New Zealand collaborative that is, in many ways, leading the field in these sorts of questions. 

How to participate

If you have never been part of Creating the Future’s work, all our strategy and board meetings are open and participatory, for anyone who wants to be part of the discussion. You can see more about that at this link.

Where we meet:

The board meeting will take place right here at this post. If the video does not appear precisely on the hour, please be patient – we are probably just running a few minutes late.

There are 3 ways you can participate in our meetings.

  • If your commitment to Creating the Future’s work is calling you to be actively involved in the meeting discussion side-by-side at our online “meeting table,” let us know, and we will send you an invitation to join us online.
  • If you want to participate but are unable to be in the meeting itself (perhaps you’re at work, or maybe at home with kids running around, etc.), watch the live-stream in real time and tweet your questions and ideas to us via the hashtag #CreatingTheFuture. We read those tweets aloud during the meeting, just as if you were there. 

(Please note: We will only see your tweets if you use the #CreatingTheFuture hashtag. In addition, during the meeting, we will not look at blog comments here at this post. While we will check those comments later, during the meeting we will only be following the #CreatingTheFuture hashtag in the Twitter stream.)

  • Lastly, if you want to simply watch, or you want to think about what you’re hearing and respond later – or if you will be watching the recording after the meeting happens – please add your thoughts into the comments here at this post. We will include that thinking into the mix of things.

We look forward to your being part of our discussion on Monday, January 14th!

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