Succession Planning as Continuity of Benefit: January Integrity Conversation (Summary)

For the past several months, a practice cohort focused on succession planning has been working alongside Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (aka our board). Or at least we began by thinking about “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 … Read more

Succession Planning as Continuity of Mission: December Integrity Conversation (Summary)

For the past several months, a practice cohort focused on succession planning has been working alongside Creating the Future’s Integrity Body (aka our board). Or at least we began by thinking about “succession planning.” After asking just the first few questions in Catalytic Thinking, the focus moved quickly to what succession planning makes possible. The … Read more

Succession Planning: January 2022 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, January 10, 2022 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying Catalytic Thinking to Succession Planning  Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Applying Catalytic Thinking to Succession Planning: At our January meeting, our … Read more

Succession Planning vs Continuity of Mission: November Integrity Conversation (Summary)

As Creating the Future steps into a larger role in supporting systems change in the world, it is important that we move beyond dependency on our founders. To that end, we have been discussing a topic that many organizations avoid: Succession Planning.  Not that our founders are going anywhere. But in their words, “Any organization doing … Read more

Succession Planning: December 2021 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, December 13th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying the Integrity lens to Succession Planning  Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Applying the Integrity Lens to Succession Planning: This month, our … 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

Succession Planning: November 2021 Integrity Conversation

Creating the Future’s Integrity Meeting: Monday, November 8th, from 10am – 12pm Pacific time Topic: Applying the Integrity lens to Succession Planning  Watch the meeting LIVE at this post. Just scroll to the very bottom of the page. Details about how to participate are below. Applying the Integrity Lens to Succession Planning: This month, our … Read more

Succession Planning via Catalytic Thinking: October Integrity Conversation (Summary)

Over the past several months, our Integrity Conversations have focused on funding, and specifically about what resourcing social change would look like if it were aligned with the values we all want to see in this world. You can see summaries of those conversations here and here.  Through those conversations, it became clear that our first … Read more

Resourcing Social Change – Summary of our September 2021 Conversation

At the monthly meeting of our Integrity Body (known in most organizations as the board), we continued applying Catalytic Thinking to one of the most important issues in the whole social change arena: Resourcing our work. Since its inception, Creating the Future has stood firm in our belief that current funding systems are in large … Read more

Resourcing Social Change – Summary of our August 2021 Conversation

At our August 2021 Integrity Meeting, we began one of the most important conversations we can have. This exploration will affect Creating the Future’s approach to resourcing our work. Our hope, though, is that these conversations will contribute to a reimagining of how social change work is resourced across the whole ecosystem of change efforts. … Read more