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

Designing Communications / Engagement Strategy: Conditions for Success (Meeting #2)

Designing Communication/Engagement Strategy Meeting #2 was held on Thursday, September 25th from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET Watch the meeting HERE or, After the meeting – LISTEN TO THE MEETING HERE https://creatingthefuture.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Designing-Communication-Engagement_Strategy_Meeting-2.mp3 or Download the MP3 (To download to your hard drive, right-click {or click and hold on a Mac} on the link above … Read more

Designing Communications / Engagement Strategy via Catalytic Thinking

Creating the Future is embarking on a project to propel systems change towards its potential – creating a world that works for all of us. And you are invited to be part of that! The Project Creating the Future is taking first steps in convening an effort to align social change support systems (like funding … Read more

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

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 raise money, to stay competitive, to do more with less… is just as hard, if not harder, than the “real” work … Read more

Are you building an organization or a movement?

What is different about movements vs organizations? This question is of critical importance to Creating the Future’s mission, as we are experimenting with different structures guided by the singular question, “What structure will most effectively accomplish social missions?” The chart at this link has been the basis of our explorations as we’ve sought to answer that … Read more

3 Steps to Scaling Organizational Culture

What would it take for workplace culture to bring out the best in everyone – employees, customers, patrons, investors – in any organization or company of any kind? And what would it take to scale that as the organization grows? These are critical questions for Creating the Future’s efforts to reinvent our organizational structure to … Read more

March 2016 Board / Community Meeting: Restructuring this Org

Creating the Future’s “Restructuring” Meeting will take place right here on Monday, March 14 from 1pm-3pm ET (US). Scroll to the bottom of this post for details on how to watch and participate. The agenda for the meeting is at this link here. As part of that agenda, you’ll find a summary snapshot of where … Read more

Building a Thriving Organizational Ecosystem

Creating the Future is reinventing itself, to ensure our organizational structure is not only supporting our efforts to accomplish our mission, but is modeling our vision and values in every way. The following summarizes our efforts through the end of 2015, as we head into our January 2016 meeting on the subject. For a complete … Read more

Organizational Structure – Questions for the December 14th Discussion

In preparation for the continued discussion of the organizational structure that will support Creating the Future to accomplish its mission, the following are the questions we will be exploring during our meeting on Monday, December 14. • Within each aspects of our structure (listed below), what do people need to feel in order to bring … Read more

Rethinking Boards from Scratch: If There Were No Such Thing as Boards, What Would We Build?

It all started so simply. It was February of the still-new year 2015. Creating the Future’s board of directors was discussing its work plan for the year ahead. “What does the board wish to accomplish over the next 12 months? What are the most important questions for the board to consider in 2015, to ensure … Read more