Catalytic Thinking & Hiring: February 2024 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (Board) Meeting: Monday, February 12, 2024 10am-12pm Pacific time / 1pm-3pm Eastern time / 6pm-8pm UK time Topic: Designing Equitable Hiring Practices via Catalytic Thinking Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Equitable Hiring … Read more

What’s Next for Our Mission: Sharing the Implementation of our Plan

Creating the Future is at a crossroads. And we are so excited about stepping into what’s next! That’s because implementing our next steps will not be done by us – it will be done by, well, everyone! Moving beyond the organization-centric model that tells each organization to excel on its own, we will be doing … 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

What you told us and what we’ll be doing with that

In 2022, Creating the Future asked our community to determine what’s next for the work of our mission.  Our mission: Our mission is to apply Catalytic Thinking in a variety of settings, and to share what we learn from those experiments, to ensure that everyone, everywhere, can transform the systems they encounter into more humane, … 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

Partnerships Rooted in Shared Values

What does it take for true collaboration and partnership to succeed? What conditions would lead to that success? One thing is for certain: Those conditions will not be about the stuff (the product, the program, the money, the paperwork). They will be about the people. Because when things fall apart, it’s not about the stuff; … 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

Creating the Future's Mission is YOUR Mission: The Invitation

This post is part of an ongoing series inviting social change funders and investors to recreate how social change is resourced, to align the values of their means with their intended ends.  To read about this effort from its inception, head to this post at our Philanthropy blog.  For all posts related to rethinking philanthropy … Read more

Funding Social Change

What would social change funding look and feel like if it 100% reflected the world it aimed to create? That is the question at the heart of several demonstration projects for which Creating the Future is seeking courageous and curious partners. This post will be the first in a series, describing the projects, the intent, … Read more

Outcomes that Outlast the Event: PANO / Creating the Future Conference

If the PANO/Creating the Future conference is a beginning vs. an end unto itself, what is it the beginning OF?  And what needs to be in place to ensure that whatever comes next continues to aim at the desired outcomes – building trust relationships, building upon the strengths of people in their communities, and building … Read more