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Archive for the ‘Collaboration’ Category

Case Study: Shop One

POSTED ON August 8, 2022

In the fall of 2020, Creation In Common began working with the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District to re-envision their historic Shop One space on the grounds of the water treatment plant serving Wisconsin capital. Together, with nine Creative Collaboration Advisors, we facilitated a process to create a vision and plan for arts and educational programming and working with artists […]

Meet Julie Sand!

POSTED ON February 20, 2022

During Creation In Common’s earliest days, we contracted Julie Sand to help with a big statewide survey of arts organizations for the Jerome Foundation. We were impressed with her energy, breadth of experience, and her organizational skills. After that, Julie consulted with us for several years, helping with financials and pitching in wherever she was […]

Our Three Promises

POSTED ON February 20, 2022

Strategic facilitation is one of Creation In Common’s greatest strengths. We have become very adept at helping people collaborate, connect their ideas, and identify and articulate really tough questions. And then we help them find a way to tackle those questions.  Throughout our strategic planning process with clients, we make three promises. These promises help […]

As Creation In Common celebrates our 20th anniversary this year, we look back to the very beginning, when three theater makers — Dana Gillespie, Carlo Cuesta, and Padraic Lillis — came together to find our moonshot: our big idea to make a difference in the world.  PADRAIC:  I met Carlo while working at the Berkshire Theatre […]

Creation in Common Founder and Managing Partner, Carlo Cuesta, discusses how organizations experiencing rapid or unexpected growth can benefit from the work of a cross-functional leadership team.  Why is cross-functional leadership such a focus for Creation in Common right now?  Over the past five years we’ve seen a surprising amount of rapid growth among nonprofits, […]