Succession Planning as Continuity of Mission: December Integrity Conversation (Summary)

For the past several months, a practice cohort focused on succession planning has been working alongside Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (aka our board). Or at least we began by thinking about “succession planning.” After asking just the first few questions in Catalytic Thinking, the focus moved quickly to what succession planning makes possible. The … Read more

Succession Planning: January 2022 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, January 10, 2022 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying Catalytic Thinking 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 Catalytic Thinking to Succession Planning: At our January meeting, our … Read more

Succession Planning vs Continuity of Mission: November Integrity Conversation (Summary)

As Creating the Future steps into a larger role in supporting systems change in the world, it is important that we move beyond dependency on our founders. To that end, we have been discussing a topic that many organizations avoid: Succession Planning.  Not that our founders are going anywhere. But in their words, “Any organization doing … Read more

Succession Planning: December 2021 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, December 13th, 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

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 recorded meeting HERE or, LISTEN TO THAT MEETING HERE https://creatingthefuture.org/wp-content/uploads/____________.mp3 or Download the MP3 (To download to your hard drive, right-click {or click and hold on a Mac} on the link … 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