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Design Museum Boston: Contributing to Social Impact

  Just around the corner from the main Impact Hub coworking space and nestled between BranchFoods and CIC’s FabLab is Design Town, a central work space for the Design Museum Boston. The Design Museum Boston is a nonprofit nomadic museum with a two-part core mission.…

Learning Diversity: My Bumpy Start on a Personal Change Journey

As a young professional and emerging entrepreneur whose central work is in diversity – I held my breath as many in the nation watched the rash of violence making its way in cities across the country in the last few weeks.…

Can I have some financial support please?

Asking for money can be intimidating or just uncomfortable for some people. But what happens when you truly have a good cause and you want to get the word out and to gain financial help? Crowdfunding! The word crowdfunding brings so many thoughts to the mind like: The big YES, because you know your financial burden is going to be relieved by a crowd, and the big “Uh oh” that comes with the discomfort of asking people for money and getting them to believe in your worthy cause!…

Let’s think about Design Thinking!



This week there are two amazing events focused on Design Thinking methodology 
here at Impact Hub Boston, both presenting tools to improve your problem-solving skills! We know sometimes it can be overwhelming to deal with complex problems and make the world a better place!…

Our U.Lab Journey: Co-Initiation

This is Monique Alvarado, Impact Hub Daytime Host again! Reporting on what the first session of U.Lab was like for this year’s 2016 participants. Additionally, I will share my own journey of change in future posts.  Previously, I had reported a bit on the history and intention of Otto Scharmer’s – “Theory U” and Impact Hub’s collaboration with the Presencing Institute to host a series of hubs.…

Fab@CIC part 2: My Laser Cutter Experience at FabLab

A while back, I shared about my first visit to FabLab and what it’s all about. After taking the training and learning about how to safely operate the laser cutter, I decided to create some small posters to welcome Impact Hub Boston members to the new space on the 15th floor.…

Telling Your Mission’s Story: 5 Tips for Nonprofits

Outreach–it’s something all nonprofits need to do, and in today’s social-media saturated world, it requires a robust skillset–and a lot of time. Or, so it appears. While reaching volunteers, stakeholders, donors, and the community you serve is more complex than ever, it doesn’t need to be difficult.…

FAB@CIC in Boston: What is a Fab Lab and how could you become a maker?

You have probably heard about 3d printers and laser cutting machines, the future has arrived! Maybe you are very curious about it but never had the chance to use any of those machines, or felt intimidated by the technology, or you thought it was something for designers, engineers and creative people, not for you.…

Social Innovation Conferences and Events Coming Up in Boston

It’s Fall! As the weather cools, the events scene in Boston heats up with collaborations, conferences, and festivals designed to spark innovation, connect communities, and bring social entrepreneurs together to learn and network. This Fall brings exciting social innovation and nonprofit events to the city, from old favorites such as the Mass Nonprofit Net Annual Conference to HUBweek and more.…