Board / Community Conversation: April 2021 BOARD RECRUITMENT and INTEGRITY in ACTION

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, April 12th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topics: 1) Using Catalytic Thinking to design our Board Recruitment process 2) Applying the “Integrity” lens to day-to-day operations Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to … Read more

Board / Community Conversation: March 2021 BOARD RECRUITMENT

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, March 8th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Using Catalytic Thinking to design our Board Recruitment process Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Recruiting New Members to our Integrity … Read more

Board / Community Conversation: February 2021

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, February 8th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time NOTE: Per the agreements in our bylaws, the board will go into closed session to address a personnel matter prior to the regular meeting. The regular meeting will begin late, after the closed session is over. Topic: What does … Read more

Board / Community Meeting: January 2021

Please note: Meeting CANCELLED Due to extraordinary circumstances, among them this week’s violent coup attempt in the United States, we are postponing this month’s meeting. We will meet on this same topic on February 8th for our regularly scheduled meeting. Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, January 11th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific … Read more

Board / Community Meeting: Racial Equity | September 2020

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, September 14th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Walking the Talk of Racial Equity  Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Note: if the meeting does not start on time … Read more

Communications Strategy for Creating the Future: Summary of Meeting #1

On Thursday, September 19, a small group gathered to begin crafting Creating the Future’s communications strategy. In this post, first we’ll share what transpired during that meeting. Then we’ll share some observations about the meeting overall. Purpose for the Plan: Creating the Future’s first few years were spent in proof-of-concept. We experimented with re-imagining systems. … Read more

Compliance-Focused Board

For the past few years, Creating the Future’s board and community have been discussing and researching an organizational structure for moving our mission forward. What structure will facilitate our 10 year experiment – to determine how much more humane the world could be if systems were bringing out the best in all of us? If … Read more

The Way We Think about Human Nature is All Wrong

I wrote the following observations in The Pollyanna Principles back in 2008. The words feel even more true — and an even more necessary message — in today’s troubling times. Our Animal Nature Consider the phrase “Human Nature.” Do we invoke that phrase when we are talking glowingly about our brethren? Hardly. We use the phrase to focus on our greed, our … Read more