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The Ideas Hub is a collection of free, curated articles and tools that help creative leaders foster growth within their organizations. We aim to make the work easier by simplifying complex concepts in relatable ways, sharing real-life examples, and providing the framework for how to turn concepts into reality.

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Event Planning 101

Reading Time: 6 Minutes

Planning a big event, and want to make sure you can accomplish your goals? Let this resource guide you through the do’s and don’ts, including getting organized, engaging your community, communicating clearly, and caring for yourself!

Programming Community Engagement Strategy

Finding Your Hedgehog

Reading Time: 6 minutes

The most powerful place to invest your energy is your Hedgehog: the intersection of the work your organization does better than anyone, is most passionate about, and drives support through revenue. This article helps you find your hedgehog.

Strategy Fundraising Leadership

What Drives Your Revenue?

Reading Time: 4 minutes

Developing strategies to handle your organization’s mix of revenue sources will enable you to hone your capacities in a way that strengthens your resource engine. This tool offers insight into the realities and challenges of revenue mix.

Finance Operations Strategy

Assessing Your Operational Capacity

Reading Time: 11 Minutes

Understanding your operational capacity helps you develop a more balanced, healthy organization and increase your ability to make an external impact. Use this template to identify trends and areas of organizational strength and opportunity.

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Mission/Money Matrix

Reading Time: 6 minutes

The Mission/Money Matrix is a tool for visualizing how a nonprofit’s programs and activities contribute to profitability and mission impact. It helps you prioritize resource allocation and facilitates strategic staff and board discussions.

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