Blogs Archive

Walking the Talk that creates the Future

  • What Does It Take to Nurture an Online Community? PEOPLE!
    Posted by Susan Detwiler on March 28, 2017 at 12:00 am

      Nonprofit/Community Benefit Organization Consultants Facebook Group Meeting #3  On February 9, 2017, members of the Facebook Group Nonprofit / Community Benefit Organization Consultants continued exploring what it takes to nurture an online community. A project of Creating the Future, this Facebook group has more than 500 members, each of whom in some way serves... […]

What’s New at Creating the Future

  • Blog Roundup – September 2015
    Posted by Creating the Future on October 1, 2015 at 12:38 am

    With all the activity happening in the social change laboratory at Creating the Future, this past few months has generated more than its share of content – videos and podcasts, blog posts at our 7 blogs, classes and learnings in multiple formats. We hope this round-up of the highlights encourages you to dive in to what... […]

Community Focus that creates the Future

  • Reinventing Organizations as Movements: Chloe Waretini (Making Change Broadcast)
    Posted by Hildy Gottlieb on October 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Being a living laboratory means Creating the Future is always seeking others who are experimenting with different organizational forms.   You can therefore imagine our joy to learn about the work being done at New Zealand based Enspiral!Per their website, “Enspiral is a bold experiment to create a collaborative network that helps people do meaningful work.” The […]

Leadership that creates the Future

  • Changing the Language of Engagement
    Posted by Lisa Humenik on April 21, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    In our work at Creating the Future, we seek to change the questions embedded in the day-to-day work of individuals and organizations, so everyone naturally brings out the best in each other and in our world. This involves an intentional focus on language and how we use it to move conversations forward, to result in […]

Philanthropy that creates the Future

  • 5 Crowdfunding Lessons
    Posted by Hildy Gottlieb on October 14, 2015 at 12:34 am

    Back in 2012, when Creating the Future had just wrapped up its 3rd successful scholarship campaign at, we posted a “lessons learned” post, to share what was standing out for us from that campaign.  Fast forward to today, we are now in the early planning stages for our 4th crowdfunding effort in early 2016. It feels... […]

Consulting that creates the Future

  • Learning Objectives Remixed as Pre-Conditions for Success
    Posted by Hildy Gottlieb on March 14, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    What does it take for course content to create a shift in the students who are learning that material? The faculty team at Creating the Future is at that “developing content” point in building our new Catalytic Listening course. To guide that effort, we are using Catalytic Strategy to ask two core questions: 1) What do we... […]