Designing Communications / Engagement Strategy via Catalytic Thinking

Creating the Future is embarking on a project to propel systems change towards its potential – creating a world that works for all of us. And you are invited to be part of that! The Project Creating the Future is taking first steps in convening an effort to align social change support systems (like funding … Read more

Frustrated at the Pace of Social Change? So Are We!

Note: This post is part of an ongoing project, and as such, is frequently updated. Most recent update: April 14, 2021. In addition, see this January 2022 article in Nonprofit Quarterly, for a summary of our most recent findings. Do you ever feel like Sisyphus in your work to create a more humane world – … Read more

A Different Kind of Conference: PANO & Creating the Future

What would capacity building look like if it aimed at biulding capacity for strong communities vs. strong organizations? During two days of meetings last August in rural western Pennsylvania, that was the question facing staff and board members from several organizations invoved in variuos aspects of capacity building. The meeting was hosted by the Westmoreland County … Read more