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Start a new initiative

Organizations that have licensed ArcGIS Hub Premium can create unlimited initiatives to organize people and content around projects and goals.

Start an initiative

Follow these steps to create an initiative:

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Hub.
  2. On the Overview page, click New on the Initiatives card.

    Note:
    If you don't see the option to create a new initiative, you may not have the correct privileges or your organization may not have a license for ArcGIS Hub Premium. Instead, create a new site.

  3. Enter a name for your initiative and click Create Initiative.

    A Hub Initiative item and three groups are added to ArcGIS Online. These groups allow you to organize content, build your core team, and contact your followers.

  4. Once the initiative has been activated, optionally do the following:

Choose an initiative template

Activate an initiative template to get started with focused solutions, including configurable apps and sites.

  1. Sign in to ArcGIS Hub.
  2. On the Overview page, click New on the Initiatives card.
  3. Click Browse Templates.
  4. Find a template you want to activate and click Activate initiative.
  5. Enter a name for the initiative.
  6. Click Go.

    A Hub Initiative item and three groups are added to ArcGIS Online.

  7. On the initiative site's drop-down menu, click Content Library.
  8. You're now ready to configure the initiative's solutions. Solutions are sites, pages, apps, and other items that have been designed specifically for a template.
  9. Click the Initiative Editor button on the yellow banner at the top of the Content Library page.
  10. Activate a solution template for the initiative or add your content by clicking Add Existing or New from Template.

    Note:
    If you create a solution for an initiative, the item is automatically shared to the initiative's content group. To view this item in ArcGIS Online or share it with another audience, click your user profile drop-down menu and click ArcGIS Online. Look for the item in your My Content list and click the share button to share the item with additional groups, your organization, or the public.