Resource Development Planning – Executive Summary

Last month, in 3 online discussions (complete videos of Meeting #1, Meeting #2 and Meeting #3) and several informal conversations, we developed the resource development plan for stabilizing and enhancing Creating the Future’s current efforts. This short video shares highlights from that plan, within the context of the mission we intend to accomplish. Looking forward … Read more

Volunteerism as Participation

Earlier this month, we joined together with colleagues who care about the potential of volunteerism to create the world we want – moving beyond the concept of “volunteering” to a more impactful concept of “participation.” In addition to Hildy and Dimitri from Creating the Future, the folks in the video include Lisa Humenik (20+ year … Read more

Resource Development – Wrapping Up Our Plan

Today at 1pm Mountain time US (3pm ET) we will be live streaming the continuation of our Resource Development planning (for the first two meetings for context, here is Session #1 and here is Session #2).   Creating the Future takes an asset-based approach to resource development (described here). Today we will wrap up (hopefully) … Read more

Openly Inviting Participation

“Enjoy serendipity, discovery, emergent social learning, into a never ending journey towards understanding complexity. Make the emergent learning and spiralling of discoveries a social purpose, a learning to learn process, a metacognition…” * Being part of Creating the Future is always an adventure. As a living laboratory, our work is about pushing boundaries and exploring … Read more

Resource Development – Community Impact Planning as an Asset to Build Upon

Today at 1pm Mountain time US (3pm ET) we will be live streaming the continuation of our Resource Development planning (for the first meeting, link here for context).   Creating the Future takes an asset-based approach to resource development (described here). Today we will focus on our framework for Community Impact Planning as an asset … Read more

Resource Development Planning January 11, 2013

Earlier this week, we attempted to begin Creating the Future’s plan for resource development – doing so live online, as we’ve begun doing with all our planning. Unfortunately, our planning session quickly became a learning opportunity about the technology of the broadcast, as we learned from someone who had been trying to participate that the … Read more

Demonstration Projects

As Creating the Future begins scaling up its programs, we have always known that demonstration projects would be part of that work. If our mission is to transform the work done in the entire social change arena (nonprofit orgs, social enterprises, socially conscious businesses, etc.), to ensure those efforts are making a notable, visible difference … Read more