Introducing Future Search Network
Future Search Network is a collaboration of hundreds of dedicated volunteers worldwide providing Future Searches as a public service. We serve communities, NGO’s, and other non-profits for whatever people can afford. Future Search Network welcomes anyone who will learn the basic principles of Future Search and seek ways of using these principles for the public good. We will help you seek out local Future Search prospects, orient leaders to the benefits of Future Search, and connect with others who share a commitment to public service and learning.
Our mission is to help communities everywhere become more open, supportive, equitable and sustainable. We also work with for-profit organizations who share these values, charging standard fees. We are a cross-cultural network, speaking many languages. Our members live in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.
Future Search Network is based on principles of Service, Colleagueship and Learning.
By removing fees from the equation for non-profits with small budgets, we open doors for our members to cooperate in meaningful local projects. These include Future Searches on all social issues such as economic development, school based management, health care systems integration, religious congregations, sustainability programs, youth and family projects, land use and water-resource planning, technology management and community planning and hundreds of related purposes.
Members also serve with orientation meetings for potential sponsors, mentoring new members, researching outcomes, managing Future Search Network projects and writing for our web site.
We mentor, support and train Future Search facilitators. We assist newcomers in gaining experience and seek diversity in staffing projects.
We encourage members to work in teams. We assist each other in planning, documenting results, and holding follow-up review meetings. Because we share common principles, we can staff projects requiring large numbers of able facilitators on short notice.
We consider Future Search a learning laboratory for shared leadership, self-management, and sustainable planning. We sponsor internet dialogues, face-to-face Learning Exchanges.
Future Search Network Membership is open to anyone who wants to use Future Search principles to benefit society. We welcome members from non-profits, NGO’s, public and private corporations and consultants who share our philosophy of action. Members are eligible for mentoring, data base access, staff assignments and many other benefits.
Future Search Network activities are supported by dues, grants, contributors, public workshops and paid projects. You can join by agreeing to the Learning and Service Agreement and paying annual membership dues.
Read How to Become a Member, and submit the Learning and Service Agreement. Our annual dues are $125 a year. Please let us know if you will be paying a reduced rate. (You don’t have to share your reason.)
Become a Supporter of the Network – Even if you do not facilitate Future Searches, you can help bring this work to communities that need it. We will keep you connected through our listserv, on this website and with our annual Learning Exchanges.
We Invite You to Join Us!
If you have a potential Future Search, let us help you make it happen. Send an email to email@example.com or call+1 800-951-6333 or +1 215-951-0328.
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