What’s Next for Creating the Future? Integrity Conversation April 21, 2022: Summary

For the past several months, Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (aka our board) has been focusing on what’s next for Creating the Future’s mission. This line of inquiry began last October, when we began applying the questions of Catalytic Thinking to the topic of succession planning. By the time we got to the question “What does … Read more

What’s Next for Creating the Future? Integrity Conversation April 11, 2022: Summary

For the past several months, Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (aka our board) has been focusing on what’s next for Creating the Future. While this began as a discussion of succession planning, after asking just the first few questions in Catalytic Thinking, the focus moved quickly to what succession planning makes possible. The answer: Continuity of … Read more

What’s Next for Creating the Future? April 21, 2022 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Conversation: Thursday, April 21, 2022 12pm – 2pm Pacific time Topic: What’s Next for Creating the Future?  Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. What’s Next for Our Mission? Over the past few months, the … Read more

Making Social Change More Effective: It’s Not ONE Thing, It’s EVERYTHING (A New Program)

$471 billion dollars1 1.3 million organizations1 12 million employees1 This is the nonprofit sector in the United States at a glance. So much money. So many organizations. So many people. And so much frustration. All of us sensing that more change is possible, often feeling like we are taking 2 steps forward and 1.5 steps … Read more

Creating a New Future for Our eJournal

To participate in the January 27th live-streamed meeting about this topic, head to the bottom of this post for details. Since we began sending our eJournal years ago, the focus of that communication has been YOU. Exercises you can try, to apply Catalytic Thinking to your own life. Resources and communities to strengthen your Catalytic … Read more

What We’ve Learned from 10 Years of Working Online

As a global organization, “working online” is in Creating the Future’s DNA. Our board, community, and action teams meet online. All our education programs, including our immersion courses, happen online. For 10 years now, online is our home. We’ve therefore asked our faculty for their key learnings, as you move your own in-person meetings online. … Read more

Our Goals for 2020 and Beyond

Creating the Future is at an exciting jumping off point, to scale the impact of our mission as broadly as possible. And we want YOU to be part of that! Creating the Future’s mission is to help you change the systems* you encounter every day, through the questions you ask. So many of the systems … Read more

Community of Practitioners: Conditions for Success (Meeting #2)

Three months ago, Creating the Future started an online community for practicing Catalytic Thinking. Since that time, the facilitators of that group have been talking about the potential this community has for furthering Creating the Future’s mission – a whole community of people bringing out the best in themselves and each other.  In our first conversation, … Read more

What a Community of Practitioners Makes Possible

Three months ago, Creating the Future started an online community for practicing Catalytic Thinking. Since that time, the facilitators of that group have been talking about the potential this community has for furthering Creating the Future’s mission – a whole community of people bringing out the best in themselves and each other.  The following is a … Read more

Catalytic Listening Class Development: Conditions for Success (Mtg #2 Summary)

On February 3, 2016 Creating the Future’s Faculty Team met to continue crafting the Catalytic Listening course in our new curriculum. The video of that 2nd meeting is at this link. The following is a summary of that meeting.  (To follow this process from the beginning, Meeting #1 is here.)  Catalytic Thinking 102: Catalytic Listening Cause-and-effect conditions for … Read more