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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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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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Building a Healthy Arts Organization

Reading Time: 5 minutes

This framework for considering internal and external goals, bound by strategic focus, is a model for healthy nonprofits. Balance investments in mission, infrastructure, culture, and relationships to build a sustainably strong organization.

Leadership Operations

Healthy Approaches to Board Governance

Reading Time: 7 minutes

Nonprofit boards are described as either working or governing, with members playing dual roles in shared leadership. This post will help you think about the roles your board plays, and how to optimize your board to be effective and helpful.


Building a Resilient Financial Model

Reading Time: 9 Minutes

Your nonprofit’s financial model is the structure that supports the business entity. Leaders must be prepared to assess its effectiveness and adapt in response to (or anticipation of) change. This article will help you develop resilience.

Finance Operations Leadership

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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