What Does It Take to Nurture an Online Community? PEOPLE!

Nonprofit/Community Benefit Organization Consultants Facebook Group Meeting #3  On February 9, 2017, members of the Facebook Group Nonprofit / Community Benefit Organization Consultants continued exploring what it takes to nurture an online community. A project of Creating the Future, this Facebook group has more than 500 members, each of whom in some way serves the … Read more

Community of Practitioners: Conditions for Success (Meeting #2)

Three months ago, Creating the Future started an online community for practicing Catalytic Thinking. Since that time, the facilitators of that group have been talking about the potential this community has for furthering Creating the Future’s mission – a whole community of people bringing out the best in themselves and each other.  In our first conversation, … Read more

What a Community of Practitioners Makes Possible

Three months ago, Creating the Future started an online community for practicing Catalytic Thinking. Since that time, the facilitators of that group have been talking about the potential this community has for furthering Creating the Future’s mission – a whole community of people bringing out the best in themselves and each other.  The following is a … Read more

Building a Nurturing Network Part II: Who are the Participants and What Conditions Will Bring Out Their Best?

What does it take to support the members of an international online community? On December 13, 2016, 15 members of the Facebook Group Nonprofit / Community Benefit Organization Consultants began exploring what conditions would need to be in place to maintain the supportive nature of the group, and to allow each member to maximize their … Read more

Bringing Out Our Best (When We’re At Our Worst)

The worst time for having to be with lots of other people is when we’re feeling stressed or even depressed. The holidays often bring both those things at the same time — stress AND being with people. Talk about set up to fail! My Catalytic Thinking practice has changed all that for me. When I let that … Read more

Building a Nurturing Network

What would be possible if everyone had an online space where they could feel safe and nurtured, all while being intellectually nourished with smart conversations about their work? What if that space is the home for others who work in the same field, and each person acknowledges that everyone has something to offer? At Creating … Read more

The Continuum of Potential

The following expands upon an excerpt from the article Catalytic Thinking: A Framework for Creating and Scaling Powerful Results. Practices that Bring Out the Best in People in Specific (Often Difficult) Situations Sometimes people are just being people – whether that is at a staff meeting or the dinner table. Then there are times when people … Read more

Catalytic Thinking in Action Blog Development: Meeting #3

Amazing people have now met twice to figure out the wonderful possibilities of a story-telling platform that helps people apply Catalytic Thinking to all their relationships, situations and daily lives. Wow! Together we’ve explored the highest potential of the platform and for whom. We’ve identified a long list of people who could benefit, directly and … Read more

Catalytic Thinking in Action Story-Telling Platform Meeting 2 Notes

Nine amazing people gathered on April 26th to discuss, “What will it take to make the Catalytic Thinking in Action story platform reach its highest potential?” Read on to see the richness of that discussion. As I’ve come to expect whenever Creating the Future folks get together, the conversation was focussed on making anyone who … Read more