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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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Three Ways to Strengthen Your Community’s Creative Identity

Reading Time: 8 Minutes

Revitalizing your local creative ecosystem can be easier than you think. Learn where to start and what you’ll need to create sustainable creative opportunity in your community.

Programming Community Engagement Communications

Going Beyond Land Acknowledgments

Reading Time: 7 Minutes

Land acknowledgment statements usually focus on recognizing the Indigenous past, present, and future of a location. This article helps you go beyond a statement and develop an action plan that actually supports Indigenous people.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access Community Engagement Communications

Storytelling as a Fundraising Tool

Reading Time: 7 Minutes

Using storytelling in your fundraising is the single most powerful way to connect people to your mission and raise more money. Follow this framework for finding, crafting, and sharing a story that will give supporters a feeling of empathy.

Fundraising Communications

5 Ways to Strengthen Arts Marketing

Reading Time: 7 minutes

The effectiveness of your marketing depends on understanding what motivates people to take action. This article suggests five actionable ways, with data-driven examples, to enhance your marketing and communications to support your mission.

Communications Community Engagement

Connecting What and Why

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Changing how you think about your organization will help you change how you talk about it. Focusing on why you do what you do is the key. This article will help you make sure that what you do and how you do it aligns with your overall why.

Strategy Communications Fundraising