WORKSHEET: How To Generate New Ideas For Any Project

Use this tool to brainstorm new ideas, products, and solutions with your nonprofit team.



This free tool from Nesta’s Development Impact & You Toolkit makes nonprofit brainstorming easy! Download this worksheet to organize your next team brainstorming session and generate a list of ideas and solutions to any problem or opportunity. As the makers of this Fast Idea Generator worksheet point out, “it stretches the thinking around a concept in different directions, providing a stimulating discussion that will further strengthen the concept.”

Key Takeaways

The Fast Idea Generator will help your nonprofit team quickly generate a range of ideas and solutions to any idea, problem, or opportunity. In this worksheet, you’ll find:

  • A brainstorming technique
  • A list of approaches to problems and opportunities
  • Methods to break out of the box and think of new ideas
  • Charts you can fill out with your team


This is a two-page worksheet. We recommend setting aside 1-2 hours to go through this exercise with your team.

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