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Resource Page

Welcome to everyone who was at the Sanford Institute's Philanthropy Summit!

I was so energized being with you all at the Summit, that we created this resource page to help you build on what you learned that day. I know your work will create more and more impact as you incorporate these practices.

As you experiment with changing the questions you bring to your work and your life, please let us know what happens. Because the only way the world will change is if we all share what we are learning, so that all of us can be bringing out the very best in each other. So please keep us posted as you try things, so that we can all learn together!

With much appreciation for your dedication to your community and our world,

After the Summit, I tried  ________________________________.

Here's what happened  ________________________________________.

A deep dive into the science behind the factors that create change

Hildy's TEDx talk: How to Create the Future

The Core Practices of Catalytic Thinking

This short video will introduce you to...

  • Catalytic Listening
  • Catalytic Decision-making
  • Collective Enoughness

Want to learn alongside other people who are also trying out Catalytic Thinking practices?

Join our Catalytic Thinking in Action community on Facebook - a welcoming place where you can ask questions and learn from people like you who are experimenting with these practices. We look forward to seeing you there!

Self paced Class

Collective Enoughness: The Art and Science of Sharing Resources

If you got excited as Hildy shared the concept of resource sharing / Collective Enoughness, this class will provide you with practical steps you can take right now, to put Collective Enoughness into action in all areas of your work and your life.

Creating the Future's e-JOURNAL

Our eJournal is where we share practical tips for bringing out the best in each other.

  • Tips you can try right now
  • Announcements of upcoming classes
  • Announcements of strategy meetings you can join, learning and practicing while real work gets done

Books to Further Your Work
Hildy's books are practical guides to make your work more effective.

And if you use the links below, Amazon will donate a portion of the book price to further Creating the Future’s programs!

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The Pollyanna Principles
Shifting your organization's focus, to create the future of your community. (Read the first 4 chapters FREE here). Attention Funders: There is a whole section on more effective funding!!

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Board Recruitment and Orientation
The most-used manual for creating a powerful board

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FriendRaising: Community Engagement Strategies for Boards Who Hate Fundraising but Love Making Friends
100 strategies for engaging friends for your mission, with real world examples