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

Our 10-year Mission Clock: March 2023 Integrity Body meeting (Summary)

Since June of 2022, the focus of our work at Creating the Future has been around engaging our community to determine what’s next for our mission. That mandate has centered on the fact of the 10 year clock of our mission. What will we accomplish in the remaining 4 years of our mission? This year, … Read more

Our 10-Year Clock: March 2023 Integrity Body (Board) Discussion

Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (Board) Meeting: Monday, March 13, 2023 10am-12pm Pacific time / 1pm-3pm Eastern time / 5pm-7pm UK time Topic: The Meaning of Our 10-Year Clock Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. What does our … Read more

Questions to Further Your Group’s Racial Equity Journey

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Justice. 60 years after Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, this work is the modern-day legacy of so much of what Dr. King stood for. To celebrate his birthday, we are therefore sharing a bounty of questions you can ask, to help make your work more equitable, more inclusive, more … Read more

2022 Accomplishments Overview

2022 was not a normal year here at Creating the Future. Normally we run lots of classes, do lots of demonstration projects, participate in lots of workshops, and produce lots of papers and articles on the power of Catalytic Thinking. That is NOT what happened in 2022. What did happen was a result of two … 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

Community Engagement Planning: Meeting #2 Summary DETAIL

The following are the detailed notes from our June 27, 2022 Community Engagement Planning conversation. Prior Meeting Recap During our first meeting, we asked the first question of Catalytic Thinking: Who will be affected? After coming up with a long list, we then discussed why community engagement is important, what makes it good when it … 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

Board / Community Conversation: May 2021 INTEGRITY in ACTION

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, May 10th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: 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 participate are below. Applying the Integrity Lens to our Day-to-Day Operations: … Read more