A Conversation between Vu Le & Hildy Gottlieb

Hildy Gottlieb and Vu Le Creating visionary social change: A conversation with Vu Le & Hildy Gottlieb On May 23, 2024, Creating the Future’s Hildy Gottlieb and Vu Le hosted a conversation about Catalytic Thinking as a pathway out of what Vu has described as being in a rut of incrementalism. The session was simultaneously … Read more

Hiring Practices & Catalytic Thinking: Summary of Meeting #2

At the March meeting of Creating the Future’s Integrity Board, we continued applying Catalytic Thinking to the critical conversation around hiring and contracting processes and practices. At our first meeting about this topic in February, we had already addressed the first two questions of Catalytic Thinking – the question of who would be affected by … Read more

Hiring Practices & Catalytic Thinking: Summary of Meeting #1

Last month, Creating the Future’s Integrity Board began tackling a critical conversation for any social change organization: Hiring and contracting processes and practices. During 2023, a big part of our work was to determine the plan for accomplishing our mission in the remaining 3 years of our 10-year mission. That process gave us the opportunity to slowly think … 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

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

Analyzing What Our Community Told Us: December 2022 Integrity Body meeting (Summary)

For the past few months, Creating the Future has embarked on one of our biggest experiments yet – engaging our community in a global Catalytic Thinking process, to determine what’s next for our mission. As we prepared for our December Integrity Body meeting, we realized that the only ones who haven’t had a chance to … Read more

What’s Next for Creating the Future? December 2022 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Team (board) Meeting: Monday, December 12, 2022 10am-12pm Pacific time / 1pm-3pm Eastern time / 6pm-8pm UK time Topic: What’s Next for Creating the Future? Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. What’s Next for … Read more

Next Step: Facilitated Conversations to determine the future of Creating the Future

Creating the Future is asking our community to determine what’s next for our mission. And we’re using Catalytic Thinking to guide that effort. You can see our action plan here. So far, we have put into motion the first 5 out of the 9 steps in that plan. Those steps all centered around written responses … Read more

Our Community Responds: What’s Next for Creating the Future? (Questions 2 & 3)

In Part 1 of this post, we shared the responses we have received to Question 1 of our inquiry about the future of this organization. In this post, we are sharing the responses to Questions 2 and 3. (If you have not yet responded to our inquiry, we hope you will do so here. We … Read more