Creating the Future’s Community Engagement Plan 2022

For the past few months, Creating the Future has been applying Catalytic Thinking to the topic of engagement – convening our community members to determine what’s next for this organization. All along this journey, we have shared the conversations that led to the action plan we’ll be kicking off in the next few weeks. You … Read more

Community Engagement Planning: SUMMARY of Meeting #5

Our planning conversations continue – and this one was a lively one, as we seek to wrap up this plan by the end of August. You can watch the whole conversation at this link. Please join us for the final meeting in this process on August 30 – info about that meeting is here. For … Read more

Community Engagement Planning: Summary of Meeting #4

Our fourth planning meeting for our community engagement efforts was a time for more personal reflection on what it means to be in community with others.  For background, you’ll find the summary of our first planning meeting here. Our second meeting is summarized here, and our third meeting is summarized here. This particular meeting was … Read more

Community Engagement Planning: July 14, 2022

Community Engagement Planning Conversation: Thursday, July 14, 2022 12pm-2pm Pacific time / 3pm-5pm Eastern time Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Crafting a Community Engagement Plan Over the past few months, the conversations of our Integrity Body have … Read more

Community Engagement Planning: Meeting #2 Summary DETAIL

The following are the detailed notes from our June 27, 2022 Community Engagement Planning conversation. Prior Meeting Recap During our first meeting, we asked the first question of Catalytic Thinking: Who will be affected? After coming up with a long list, we then discussed why community engagement is important, what makes it good when it … Read more

Community Engagement Planning: July 11, 2022

Community Engagement Planning Conversation: Monday, July 11, 2022 10am – 12pm Pacific time / 1pm-3pm Eastern time Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Crafting a Community Engagement Plan Over the past few months, the conversations of our Integrity … Read more

Community Engagement Planning: What Engagement Makes Possible (Summary Mtg #2)

Creating the Future is applying Catalytic Thinking to building our Community Engagement plan. Following that framework, at our first meeting, we asked “Who will be affected by our engagement efforts, whether they are the intended audience or not?” We then took slow time discussing why engagement matters. For folks doing social change work, what is … Read more

Community Engagement Planning: June 27, 2022

Community Engagement Planning Conversation: Monday, June 27, 2022 11am – 1pm Pacific time / 2pm-4pm Eastern time Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Crafting a Community Engagement Plan Over the past few months, the conversations of our Integrity … Read more

Community Engagement Planning: Summary of Meeting #1

Over the past few months, the conversations of our Integrity Team (known in most organizations as the board) have evolved to consider what’s next for our mission. Following our values, as well as the very first question in the Catalytic Thinking framework, our first step in the process will be to ensure that decisions about our future are led … Read more

Community Engagement Planning: You’re Invited! June 13, 2022

Community Engagement Planning Conversation: Monday, June 13, 2022 12pm – 2pm Pacific time Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Crafting a Community Engagement Plan Over the past few months, the conversations of our Integrity Body (known in most … Read more