Create a custom initiative

You can create a custom initiative by bundling your own selection of items—such as apps, sites, pages, and documents—around a topic or project that's unique to you.


To create a custom initiative, you must use ArcGIS Hub Premium. You can create a site with ArcGIS Hub Basic, but you won't have access to additional features, including the ability to create a deployable template of your site and its content.

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Hub.
  2. On the Overview page, click New on the Initiatives card.
  3. Provide a name for your initiative and click Create Initiative.

    The Hub Initiative item, a Hub Site Application, and three groups are added to ArcGIS Online. These groups allow you to organize content, build your core team, and email your initiative's followers. For more information, see Default initiative items and groups.

  4. In the initiative's site editor, configure your layout with your own branding and design.

    For more information, see Site editing basics.

    To add content to your initiative, see How do I add content?