Our Community Responds: What’s Next for Creating the Future? (Questions 2 & 3)

In Part 1 of this post, we shared the responses we have received to Question 1 of our inquiry about the future of this organization. In this post, we are sharing the responses to Questions 2 and 3. (If you have not yet responded to our inquiry, we hope you will do so here. We … Read more

Our Community Responds: What’s Next for Creating the Future? (Question 1)

Members of Creating the Future’s community have been asked to help determine what’s next for the work of our mission. Yes, we are handing over the decision about the future of the organization to the community who will benefit from that work. And not surprisingly, we are using Catalytic Thinking to do so. In this … Read more

What’s Next for Creating the Future? Integrity Conversation April 11, 2022: Summary

For the past several months, Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (aka our board) has been focusing on what’s next for Creating the Future. While this began as a discussion of succession planning, after asking just the first few questions in Catalytic Thinking, the focus moved quickly to what succession planning makes possible. The answer: Continuity of … Read more

What’s Next for Creating the Future? April 2022 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Conversation: Monday, April 11, 2022 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: What’s Next for Creating the Future?  Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. What’s Next for Our Mission? Over the past few months, the … Read more

Succession Planning as Planning for Continuity of Benefit: March 2022 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Conversation: Monday, March 14, 2022 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying Catalytic Thinking to Succession Planning / Ensuring Continuity of Benefit to Our Community  Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Applying Catalytic Thinking … Read more

Succession Planning as Planning for Continuity of Benefit: February 2022 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Conversation:  Monday, February 14, 2022 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying Catalytic Thinking to Succession Planning / Ensuring Continuity of Benefit to Our Community  Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Applying Catalytic Thinking … 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

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

Resourcing that Aligns with our Values: September 2021 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, September 13th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying the Integrity lens to resourcing our work (Part 2) 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 Resourcing: This … Read more

Resourcing that Aligns with our Values: August 2021 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, August 9th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying the Integrity lens to resourcing our work 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 Resourcing: This month, our … Read more