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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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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.

Finance Strategy Leadership

Reliability/Autonomy Matrix

Reading Time: 6 Minutes

The Reliability/Autonomy Matrix is a tool for examining a nonprofit’s revenue mix. By considering how reliable funding is, and your freedom to choose how funds are used, you can make better forecasts and consider revenue diversification.

Finance Strategy Leadership

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.

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