Self-Paced Class:

Sharing Resources via Collective Enoughness:

The Art and Science of Sharing Resources
to Create a World that Works for All of Us

Right now,
as we all keep trying to do more with less,
competing when we could be linking arms to

work together and learn from each other,
it is more important than ever
that we all know what it takes
to move from frustration about resources
to having what you need.


Are you excited about the concept of resource sharing, and want to turn theory into action in your work and your life?

Are you eager to find more resources, for whatever you’re hoping to do?

Do you want practical steps you can take right now, to put Collective Enoughness into action and develop systems that make resource sharing “just the way you do things”?

What is this Class? Who is it for?

This self-paced class is for anyone looking for more consistent, sustainable resources for your ideas and projects - in your business, your community organization, your government office, your neighborhood or your life. 

The class will introduce you to Collective Enoughness, the simple yet powerful economic principle that "together we have everything we need; it is only on our own that we experience scarcity."

The class will briefly review the theory.
Then you will immediately put that theory into practice.

Through the video lessons, the study guide and the practice worksheets, you will see resources in a whole new way in example after example.
And you will begin identifying new sources of resource for whatever you want to do.

All at your own pace...
· Watch the Video Lessons
· Read the Study Guide and other articles
· Use the practice worksheets to apply what you learn to your own situations

Click on the Class Details below for more information!

What You’ll Learn:

  • Steps you can take right now, to begin changing your situation immediately
  • How small changes to what you’re currently doing can create big changes in your results
  • Real-world examples you can use as a model for your own efforts
  • How sharing resources can open up possibilities in your business, your community efforts, and your personal life
  • Aha’s that will allow you to retrain your brain, to see resources that have been there all along
  • How to turn “things you can try” into systems that create repeatable results
  • What it takes to have Collective Enoughness become “just the way you do things” in your life and your work
  • How to determine the real potential of your actions… and how to find people who care about those same results

I love this perspective so much. I’m meeting with someone this afternoon who has an idea for a project, and now I have so many ideas I want to share with her. Thank you so much!


Jennifer McClendon, PhD

Assistant Professor, School of Social Work  University of Nevada, Reno

I have so many ideas, but I’ve been stopped by not knowing how or where to begin. This class gave me the inspiration to start talking to people. And who knows where that path will lead me!


Virginia Masters

This Class Includes...

8 Video Lessons

2 hours of class time, taught by instructors who practice Collective Enoughness in every aspect of their daily lives. (For a lesson-by-lesson description, see the right-hand side of this page)

Study Guide: Collective Enoughness in Action

28 page Study Guide, presenting the art and science of Collective Enoughness. Includes 13 pages of worksheets, to turn your learning and reflections into action right now.

Practice Sheets

Thought-starters prompted by the lessons themselves, to help you apply Collective Enoughness to projects you are already working on.

Stories & Examples: Collective Enoughness in Action

Articles with stories of Collective Enoughness in practice in a variety of business, community and personal settings

Discussion Community

Learning alongside others who are experimenting with Collective Enoughness in their own lives.


Welcome and Introduction to the Class


Introduction to Catalytic Thinking, the framework into which the practice of Collective Enoughness fits


How Collective Enoughness differs from the norm in project development (Part 1)


How Collective Enoughness differs from the norm in Social Enterprise project development (Part 2)


The Art & Science of Sharing Resources, from theory to practice


ORGANIZATIONAL PERSPECTIVE: Using Collective Enoughness to build a community benefit organization


COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE: Using Collective Enoughness to grow food, eliminate waste, and grow a community's economy 


PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE: Using Collective Enoughness for a home improvement project


In the spirit of Collective Enoughness, if tuition for any of our classes provides a hardship for you, our community members have pooled their resources to create a tuition assistance fund. Because we never want money to stand between you and learning. Click to the registration page for details. 


If you don't find value in this class, we'll refund your registration. 

Lifetime Access

Once you register, classes are viewable at your own pace, whenever you choose to watch and as many times as you’d like. And you will have lifetime access to all aspects of the class. 

Got Questions?

When does the class start?
Your class is available right now! Once you register, classes are viewable at your own pace, whenever you choose to watch and as many times as you’d like. And you will have lifetime access to all those aspects of the class. 

Can I access the class on my phone?
• All video aspects of this class are accessible on mobile devices, laptop and desktop computers, and your smart TV via YouTube.

• All documents are in PDF format. Any of your devices that can read a PDF will read the workbook and worksheets.

Is there a live component to the class?
Every few months, Creating the Future offers live Q&A sessions for individuals who have taken our self-paced classes. Watch for invitations to those sessions in your email (and please be sure we have your current email address!).

Your Instructors


Rebecca Hurd

Rebecca Hurd is a fellow, faculty member and co-director (along with Hildy Gottlieb) of all Creating the Future’s efforts. Noting that “Creating the Future’s mission is my mission,” Rebecca has been actively involved with all aspects of that mission since 2013, following decades of experience in both the business world (including global giant IBM) and community benefit organizations (including the Philadelphia Orchestra). Her primary focus is building community in her home state of Idaho and around the world, bringing people together to build relationships rooted in Collective Enoughness.

Christy McGill

Christy McGill directs the Office of Safe and Respectful Learning Environments for the Nevada Department of Education. Prior to that post, Christy spent 12 years building community systems rooted in people's strengths, as leader of the Healthy Communities Coalition in rural northern Nevada. A passionate and effective community-builder, and a fellow and faculty member at Creating the Future, Christy believes in extreme inclusion, because "everyone is needed if our communities are going to flourish."
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Hildy Gottlieb

Hildy Gottlieb is a social scientist and asker of powerful questions. She is the co-founder and Chief Boundary Pusher at Creating the Future, the creator of the Catalytic Thinking framework, and a strong advocate for the power we have together that none of us have on our own.