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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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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

Engaging and Supporting Creativity with Elders

Reading Time: 12 minutes

Older adults and their care partners seek outlets for creativity and learning, which arts and culture organizations can provide by rethinking programming options. This article sparks ideas to creatively engage elders in your community.

Programming Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Access Community Engagement

Fundraising 101: Fundraising from Scratch

Reading Time: 10 minutes

Assertiveness is important for fundraising, but it doesn’t come naturally to many development and advancement professionals. This article outlines a way to create an effective ask that generates donations or support for your nonprofit.


Collaborative Approaches to Booking Artists

Author: Loni Boyd
Reading Time: 8 Minutes

Collaboration is important for people who book and present events, concerts, and theater productions. Working with neighboring venues provides quality arts experiences to your audiences and encourages a spirit of networking and community.

Programming Operations

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