Celebrating and Moving Ahead: Board / Community Meeting July 2020

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, July 13th from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topics: 1) Bylaws Guiding Documents for Accomplishing our Mission 2) Ensuring Racial Equity as an “Integrity Board” Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details are below. Watch the meeting HERE on Monday. Just scroll to … Read more

Building a New Board Structure: January 2020 Board / Community Meeting

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, January 13, 2020 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Clarifying our board’s new role and determining next steps in building that! Watch the meeting HERE or,  LISTEN TO THE MEETING HERE Your Browser does not support the new HTML5 Audio-Tag, sorry! or Download the MP3 (To download … Read more

Building an Integrity-Focused Board (Part 1)

On Monday, November 11, Creating the Future’s board and community members began the actual building of what’s next for our own board. The following is a summary of that brain-bending discussion. (To watch or listen to the actual discussion, click here.) Background If there were no such thing as organizations as we currently know them, … Read more

Boards & Governance: Building an “Integrity Board”

If there were no such thing as organizations as we currently know them, what would we build to accomplish social missions and propel social change forward? For the past four years, this question has been at the heart of our board’s discussions.* Because Creating the Future is a grounds for experimenting with systems change, this … Read more

Democratizing Boards – a Conversation

In the world of social change, the word “accountability” is bandied about regularly. Unfortunately, beyond the mandate for compliance with legal entities and the regularly-noted-yet-little-understood notion of “accountability to the community we serve,” there is little discussion of what accountability really means. Accountable to whom? For what? And what does that accountability look like in … Read more

Board / Community Meeting: April 8th

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, April 8th from 10:30am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Continued discussion of ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE / DESIGN If there were no such thing as organizations as they currently exist, what would we build to accomplish social missions? Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details … Read more

Compliance, Expectations and Commitments: To Whom? For What?

If there were no such thing as organizations as we currently know them, what would we build to accomplish social missions? At our March 2019 meeting (watch or listen here), Creating the Futrue’s board began tackling the nuts-and-bolts of starting anew – designing a brand new structure rooted in the question above.  To understand our … Read more

Board / Community Meeting Notice: March 11, 2019

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting held on: Monday, March 11th from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Continued discussion of ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE / DESIGN If there were no such thing as organizations as they currently exist, what would we build to accomplish social missions? Click to Watch the Meeting  or LISTEN TO … Read more

Board / Community Meeting Notice: January 14, 2019

Click to Watch the Meeting  LISTEN TO THE MEETING HERE Your Browser does not support the new HTML5 Audio-Tag, sorry! or Download the MP3 (To download to your hard drive, right-click {or click and hold on a Mac} on the link above and select “Save Target As”.. or “Save Link as”… depending on your … Read more

Compliance-Focused Board

For the past few years, Creating the Future’s board and community have been discussing and researching an organizational structure for moving our mission forward. What structure will facilitate our 10 year experiment – to determine how much more humane the world could be if systems were bringing out the best in all of us? If … Read more