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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.…

U. Lab Comes Back to Impact Hub Boston!

  “We live in a time of disruptive change. How to activate our capacity to lean into the emerging future may well be the most important leadership challenge of our time. How do you cultivate curiosity, compassion and courage in the face of prejudice, anger and fear?”                Starting September 8th, 2016 MIT and Ed X will partner once again to bring their exciting MOOC class – U.Lab: Leading from the Emerging Future.  …

IHB Just Got More Awesome

The rumors are true. Impact Hub Boston (IHB) has moved to the 15th floor of 50 Milk Street in Boston, and it’s better than ever. Not only are current Hubbers enjoying the additional 30+ seats and ample provisions of snacks and beverages, but they are also psyched that some of their favorite things about working out of the Hub haven’t changed at all.…

We Are an E-waste Collection Site

CIC and Impact Hub Boston provide tremendous resources to their member organizations, in infrastructure, networking opportunities, and kitchen snacks at a minimum. Less well known might be: they collect and will facilitate the recycling of our electronic waste! Electronic waste is the fastest growing aspect of the municipal waste stream and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that only 15-20% of e-waste is recycled.…

Collaboration at Impact Hub – Family Day 5K Run

A run around a beautiful reservoir surrounded by trees is an awesome way to enjoy the Boston Summer.  That is exactly what Boston Road Runners (BRR) and Matahari Women Workers’ Center, two Impact Hub Boston-based organizations, envisioned when they partnered up to do a 5K run.…

Teach for Impact: Using Storytelling in Your Startup

On May 9th, Impact Hub Boston launched its new series “Teach for Impact” with “The Narrative of Storytelling” workshop performed by UK Storytelling Laureate and Impact Hub Birmingham member Katrice Horsley.  She was vibrant and sassy and completely enthralling. We are so thankful she brought her talents to Impact Hub Boston to help our entrepreneurs learn the important art of storytelling.…

Succeeding as a Project Manager: A Guide for Social Innovators

Nationwide, the demand for project managers is skyrocketing: Project Management International, the governing body and certification institute for project managers (PMs), estimates 12% growth annually through 2020. For social enterprises, the need for project management skills is great: in running programs, managing staff, and fundraising.…