Business Model or Mission Model?

In plain English, the word “mission” doesn’t mean “something we do forever.” A mission is either accomplished or impossible. We either get the job done, or we go home. Which means the most powerful question any change effort can ask is, “If we intend to accomplish our mission and actually change conditions in our communities, … Read more

Language and Voice and the Things That Matter

Words matter. The words change leaders use to tell their story can make or break how effective they are in accomplishing their goals. Over the past few months, Creating the Future has been intently exploring what words best describe the work we are doing. Through online meetings and private conversations, experts and fans have guided … Read more

Board Meeting – March 2013

Our March 2013 board meeting will be Monday, March 11 at 1pm ET(NA). And you are hereby invited to join in the discussion! In addition to adding Mark Eckhardt as a new board member (we’ll have to re-do our composite photo!), there are two agenda items that will significantly move this effort forward: • Resource … Read more

Board Meeting – February 2013

Our February board meeting will be Monday, February 11 at 1pm ET(NA). There are two items on the agenda that will significantly move this effort forward: • Review of our Resource Development Plan • Board Orientation: Incorporating “orientation” into the board’s ongoing discussions You will find more about both those items in the agenda materials … Read more

Board Meeting – January 2013

This Monday’s board meeting will be our first toe-in-the-water of streaming our board meetings live AND inviting your participation via Twitter.   (Yes, we’ve been streaming other meetings for the past two weeks, beta testing the life out of this way of working. But this is a first for our board meetings – a whole … Read more

Full Frontal Engagement

If we want to see communities where people are fully engaged, participating in their own lives and their own futures, what would it look like if that was modeled everywhere – starting with our own organization? This is a question that has been in the making at Creating the Future since the initial decision, before … Read more