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 https://creatingthefuture.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/January%202019%20Creating%20the%20Futures%20BoardCommunity%20Meeting.mp3 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 browser)   This meeting was held on: Monday, January … 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

Legal Compliance Made Interesting (July 2016 Board Meeting)

The July 2016 Creating the Future board meeting will focus on legal compliance. • While Creating the Future is in transition from one organizational structure to the next, are we remaining in compliance with the law? With our own bylaws? • If not, what will we do about that? Warning: If you’re thinking this is a … 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

Creating the Future's Values in ACTION (April 2016 Board Meeting)

Watch Today’s Board Meeting Here (Please note that due to a technical issue the meeting was recorded in two parts. Also, there is a small gap between the sessions.) Part 1 Part 2 Watch Today’s Board Meeting Here > LISTEN TO THE MEETING HERE or Download the MP3 (To download to your hard drive, right-click … 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