From Resource Deficit to Real Sustainability

03/28/2023 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET




From Resource Deficit to Real Sustainability
Tuesday, March 28 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Interactive Webinar

Presented by: Hildy Gottlieb, Co-Founder & Chief Boundary Pusher, Creating the Future

Offered in Partnership with: Creating the Future



Together we have everything we need; it is only on our own that we experience scarcity.


Ever feel like your nonprofit would be totally set if only you had…

  • X amount more money?
  • A better board?
  • X amount of staff?
  • A certain grant?
  • More time?


Are you tired of feeling stuck in the hamster wheel of the same old approaches to resource development yielding the same frustrating results? Tired of trying to do more with less?


You’re not alone!


The good news: There is a path to REAL sustainability. That path begins with building on strengths you may not even realize you have.


Join PANO and Creating the Future for a unique learning opportunity: a strengths-based approach to resource development, rooted in the powerful economic principle of Collective Enoughness – that together, we have everything we need.


The beauty of Collective Enoughness is that:

  • It costs nothing to try.
  • It can deliver big and immediate results.
  • You can put it into practice while you wait for that grant to come through, or that connected community member to join your board, or that new staff member to be hired!


This session will briefly review the theory behind Collective Enoughness, then guide you in how to immediately put that theory into action. Curious about how it works? Watch this short video.


Through video lessons and dozens of pages of worksheets and study guides, you will begin to see resources in a whole new way. Because real sustainability is not about competing better for scarce resources; it comes from seeing what you already have to build upon and activating resources that are hiding in plain sight.


Whether you’re feeling stuck in a resource development rut, tired of the way things have always been done, or just plain ready for a new way to approach your work, this interactive session has something for you.


Together, let’s move from resource deficit to REAL sustainability!


What You’ll Learn:

  • Steps you can take right now to immediately find new resources for anything you are trying to accomplish (while you’re waiting for grants to be approved or donors to make decisions!)
  • The brain science and economics of WHY the approaches you’ve tried keep you on the fundraising hamster wheel (and what will get you off that vicious cycle!)
  • How to identify assets and resources you already have to build upon (even if you think “we’ve got nothing”!)
  • How small changes to what you’re currently doing can create big results
  • Why scarcity and competition keep us from accessing our creativity and wisdom (hint: it’s all rooted in brain science!)
  • Real-world examples you can use as a model for your own efforts
  • How sharing resources helps you build community while building resources
  • 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
  • Bust the myths of sustainability we’ve all been taught (and learn what really does sustain your work)
  • How wealthy individuals build wealth, that you can do, too (hint: it’s not about having a lot of money. Seriously!)
  • And much more!


What You’ll Get:

  • 1 hour of video classes (to be viewed before the live session on March 28)
  • Study guide with worksheets and thought-starters to help embed your learning, while you watch or as a “quiz” after you’ve finished
  • Copies of key slides from the video
  • 2 hours of live Q&A/discussion
  • A recording of the Q&A in both video and audio-only formats (so you can listen while you drive, work out, cook dinner, etc!)
  • The ability to ask quick questions of the faculty at Creating the Future FOREVER (applies to questions that can be answered in just a few minutes)


Registration Fees:

Single Login Ticket:

$69 per person for PANO Members | $99 per person for Not-Yet Members


Suggested Pricing – Group Screening Ticket (4-10 individuals):
$220 per group for PANO Members | $325 per group for Not-Yet Members

This option makes the most sense when you have 4-10 individuals interested in viewing the webinar. For fewer than 4 attendees, a single login ticket for each person is the most cost-effective option. For more than 10 attendees, please email Christina at to discuss options.


Materials & Login/Call-In Instructions:
Materials (PowerPoint and other handouts), along with instructions on how to login and call-in, will be emailed to attendees a few days prior to the date of the webinar. PANO uses Zoom as our webinar platform; you can familiarize yourself with Zoom and/or join a test meeting prior to these sessions.

Can’t attend? All registrants will receive a recording of the webinar following the live session!


About Creating the Future:

Creating the Future is a collection of people around the world, supporting each other in a grand experiment in systems change. CTF is on a mission to create systems change, so that the systems we encounter every day are creating conditions that advance everyone’s ability to thrive – creating a future that is different from our past, a world that works for everyone. Learn more here.


About the Facilitator:

Hildy Gottlieb, Co-Founder & Chief Boundary Pusher, Creating the Future

Hildy 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 all have to change the systems we find ourselves in, by changing the questions we ask.

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