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

January 2016 Board / Community Meeting

At our December meeting, we made great strides in determining the pre-conditions for success if our organizing structure is to accomplish our mission. We will be blogging as summary of that meeting in the next day or two – including a schematic of what that structure might look like. During our meeting on January 11th, … 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

Organizational Structure That Accomplishes Change Board Meeting Dec-14

Creating the Future’s December Board / Community Meeting will take place right here on Monday, December 14th at 1pm ET / 10am PT. Watch the meeting live and share your ideas, questions, and observations by tweeting to the hashtag #CTFuture. If the video does not appear precisely on the hour, please be patient (and reload the … Read more

Structure as an Active Participant in Organizational Success

Creating the Future is at a jumping off point – a point where the results of our work are poised to scale exponentially to accomplish our mission. To facilitate that leap forward, on November 5th our community began discussing the question of organizational structure. (Watch or download and listen to that meeting here.) What form … Read more

The BIG Meeting: November 5th

Creating the Future’s Special November Board Meeting will take place right here on Thursday, November 5th at 10am ET / 7am PT.  Scroll to the bottom of this post for details on how to watch and participate. “What leadership and management structures would support a movement for change vs. simply leading an organization?” “What could … 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

Leading a Movement (vs. an Org): June 2015 Board Meeting

LISTEN TO THE MEETING HERE 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) Creating the Future’s June board meeting will take place at this post on Monday, June … Read more

Leading a Movement (vs. Being a Board)

At its meeting last month, Creating the Future’s board took on one of the most important questions any board might tackle – the future of the board itself. What does leadership mean for an organization that intends to “accomplish a mission” vs. self-perpetuate? As it becomes more and more clear that what we are leading … Read more