Resourcing Social Change – Summary of our August 2021 Conversation

At our August 2021 Integrity Meeting, we began one of the most important conversations we can have. This exploration will affect Creating the Future’s approach to resourcing our work. Our hope, though, is that these conversations will contribute to a reimagining of how social change work is resourced across the whole ecosystem of change efforts. … Read more

Quotes about Being of Service

Anymore, the world can feel like there is no hope. Climate. War. Pandemic. Violence against anyone perceived to be “different” (depending on who is defining “different…”). The list goes on and on. And on. And on… That feeling as if we are drowning in what is wrong can stop us from doing anything at all … Read more

Our Board Recruitment Process

For the past few months, this body has been applying Catalytic Thinking to the topic of board recruitment. This post is a summary of the work we did to design our recruitment process, and a reveal of the final outcome. To see the questions Catalytic Thinking led us to ask, click here. In our February … Read more

NOT Creating the Future’s Statement Decrying the Violent U.S. Insurgency

Dear friends, This is not a statement condemning the violence the U.S. is experiencing at the hands of racist, home-grown terrorists. It’s not that we don’t condemn those actions. It’s just that we don’t see the point of making such a statement. Do you really need us to differentiate ourselves from folks who approve of … Read more

December Board / Community Meeting December 2020

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, December 14th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: What does “ensuring the organization’s integrity” look like in practice? Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Being an Integrity Board in … Read more

Values: Centering Social Justice and Racial Equity

About a year ago, our board determined its most important role would be to ensure the actions of the organization are walking the talk of our values… an Integrity Board. To that end, we first encoded that role into our bylaws, creating plain English bylaws that describe how decisions are made, by whom, and according … Read more

Board / Community Meeting: November 2020

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, November 9th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: 1) The board’s role in ensuring the organization’s integrity 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 … Read more

Board / Community Meeting: October 2020

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, October 12th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topics: 1) Walking the Talk of Racial Equity 2) The board’s role in ensuring the organization’s integrity Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are … 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

Board / Community Meeting August 2020: Racial Equity Work

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, August 10th from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Walking the Talk of Racial Equity  Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details are below. Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of this post. Note: if the … Read more