Board / Community Meeting August 2020: Racial Equity Work

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, August 10th from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Walking the Talk of Racial Equity  Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details are below. Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of this post. Note: if the … Read more

Celebrating and Moving Ahead: Board / Community Meeting July 2020

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, July 13th from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topics: 1) Bylaws Guiding Documents for Accomplishing our Mission 2) Ensuring Racial Equity as an “Integrity Board” Logistics: The meeting will happen right here at this post. Details are below. Watch the meeting HERE on Monday. Just scroll to … Read more

Bylaws that Matter: Our February 2020 Board / Community Meeting

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, February 10, 2020 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Writing BYLAWS that actually matter! or LISTEN TO THE MEETING HERE https://creatingthefuture.org/wp-content/uploads/____________.mp3 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”.. … Read more

Building a New Board Structure: January 2020 Board / Community Meeting

Creating the Future’s Board / Community Meeting: Monday, January 13, 2020 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Clarifying our board’s new role and determining next steps in building that! Watch the meeting HERE or,  LISTEN TO THE MEETING HERE https://creatingthefuture.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Creating_the_Future_Board_Meeting_Jan13-2020.mp3 or Download the MP3 (To download to your hard drive, right-click {or click and hold … Read more

Communications & Engagement: Choose Wisely (Summary: Mtg #4)

Last week, Creating the Future had its 4th meeting to create our communications / engagement strategy. For background, the following are discussion summaries from the meetings that led up to this one: Meeting #1: Who will see our messages (whether the intended audience or not)? What do we want those messages to make possible for … Read more

Communications Strategy: Turning “What do people need to know?” into ACTION (Summary of Mtg #3)

The following summarizes Creating the Future’s 3rd meeting to design a strategy for our communications and engagement efforts. To watch or listen to the meeting itself, head to this post. And to read about this process from the beginning, head to this post. During our first meeting, we talked a lot about the purpose of our … Read more

Communications Strategy: What Our Messages Must Accomplish (Summary of Mtg #2)

Here’s something most people don’t think about, but that affects all of our lives every day: For the most part, the everyday systems we all encounter are rooted in suspicion and reactivity. Think about it. Laws that are meant to keep you from messing up, which then enumerate the repercussions if you do. Human resource … Read more

Designing Communications / Engagement Strategy: Taking ACTION!

Our Final Live meeting is Thursday, December 12th at 11:30am ETScroll down to watch it and participate. Tweet in questions and comments with the hashtag #CreatingTheFuture  Creating the Future is crafting a communications strategy, to help accomplish our mission and vision – creating a world that works for all of us. Our last two meetings … Read more

Building an Integrity-Focused Board (Part 1)

On Monday, November 11, Creating the Future’s board and community members began the actual building of what’s next for our own board. The following is a summary of that brain-bending discussion. (To watch or listen to the actual discussion, click here.) Background If there were no such thing as organizations as we currently know them, … Read more

Communications Strategy for Creating the Future: Summary of Meeting #1

On Thursday, September 19, a small group gathered to begin crafting Creating the Future’s communications strategy. In this post, first we’ll share what transpired during that meeting. Then we’ll share some observations about the meeting overall. Purpose for the Plan: Creating the Future’s first few years were spent in proof-of-concept. We experimented with re-imagining systems. … Read more