Recruiting Board Members for our Integrity Board: Part 2

Creating the Future is preparing to recruit new board members! This is an exciting step for us, as we design a recruitment process that can live on as the organization grows and changes. As with all things at Creating the Future, we are employing Catalytic Thinking to guide this process. Our conversation began at our … Read more

Catalytic Thinking in Action: A Case Study from our Facebook Group

Creating the Future hosts several online communities, currently housed at Facebook. Our “big tent” group is for folks who want more exposure to and practice with Catalytic Thinking. It is appropriately called the Catalytic Thinking in Action group. As that group has grown, there has been a growing need for facilitation to make the experience … Read more

Recruiting Board Members for our Integrity Board: Part 1

Creating the Future is preparing to recruit new board members! This is an exciting step for us, as we have invested so much time in defining the board’s role in supporting the organization’s mission. Having the bulk of that work behind us, and having spent several months finding our way in this new way of … Read more

Supporting Changemakers during COVID

Community change agents face unique challenges during this time of uncertainty. In addition to the personal issues we are all dealing with, changemakers are also called to address the vast need in communities, wherever you live. What does it take to walk that line with as much grace and effectiveness as possible, when there are … Read more

Designing Communications / Engagement Strategy: Taking ACTION!

Our Final Live meeting is Thursday, December 12th at 11:30am ETScroll down to watch it and participate. Tweet in questions and comments with the hashtag #CreatingTheFuture  Creating the Future is crafting a communications strategy, to help accomplish our mission and vision – creating a world that works for all of us. Our last two meetings … Read more

Frustrated at the Pace of Social Change? So Are We!

Note: This post is part of an ongoing project, and as such, is frequently updated. Most recent update: April 14, 2021 Do you ever feel like Sisyphus in your work to create a more humane world – like you’re taking two steps forward and 1.9 steps back? Does it feel sometimes like the struggle to … Read more

Catalytic Thinking: A Framework for Creating and Scaling Powerful Results

NOTE: This post is Part 2 of Creating the Future’s “Theory of Everything.” You will find Part 1 – the theory – at this post here. Catalytic Thinking is a set of practices that make explicit the simple factors that create positive results, so those results can be consistently replicated and scaled. The Back-Story In 1998, … Read more

Statement of Our Values in Action: DRAFT (Part 2)

The following is Part 2 of a two-part post, the draft Statement of Our Values in Action. For background to provide context for this statement, please click to Part 1 here.  On June 12th, from 1pm-3pm ET (US), Creating the Future community members will discuss an updated Statement of Our Values in Action. Based on … Read more