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

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

Bylaws that Matter: Our February 2020 Board / Community Meeting

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, February 10, 2020 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Writing BYLAWS that actually matter! or LISTEN TO THE MEETING HERE Your Browser does not support the new HTML5 Audio-Tag, sorry! or Download the MP3 (To download to your hard drive, right-click {or click and hold on a Mac} … Read more

Building a New Board Structure: January 2020 Board / Community Meeting

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, January 13, 2020 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Clarifying our board’s new role and determining next steps in building that! Watch the meeting HERE or,  LISTEN TO THE MEETING HERE Your Browser does not support the new HTML5 Audio-Tag, sorry! or Download the MP3 (To download … Read more

Building an Integrity-Focused Board (Part 1)

On Monday, November 11, Creating the Future’s board and community members began the actual building of what’s next for our own board. The following is a summary of that brain-bending discussion. (To watch or listen to the actual discussion, click here.) Background If there were no such thing as organizations as we currently know them, … Read more

Boards & Governance: Building an “Integrity Board”

If there were no such thing as organizations as we currently know them, what would we build to accomplish social missions and propel social change forward? For the past four years, this question has been at the heart of our board’s discussions.* Because Creating the Future is a grounds for experimenting with systems change, this … Read more

Board / Community Meeting: November 2019

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, November 11th from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Ensuring Our Board’s Success in its new role in the organization Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details are below. Watch the meeting HERE Note: if the meeting does not start on time please … Read more

Democratizing Boards – a Conversation

In the world of social change, the word “accountability” is bandied about regularly. Unfortunately, beyond the mandate for compliance with legal entities and the regularly-noted-yet-little-understood notion of “accountability to the community we serve,” there is little discussion of what accountability really means. Accountable to whom? For what? And what does that accountability look like in … Read more

Board / Community Meeting: May 2019

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, May 13th from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Continued discussion of ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE / DESIGN If there were no such thing as organizations as they currently exist, what would we build to accomplish social missions? Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details … Read more