Impact Stories

Read and share learnings from peers on their impact journeys, catch up from events and see what exciting things the Impact Hub community is working on.

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Guest post: local spending power – is money being left on the table?

By guest writer Dan Ebanks Dan Ebanks is the founder of Firesouls which makes digital products that drive innovation within and get more resources to the public and community sector. Their latest product is something called the Social Value Exchange,…

Meet David Pierre-Louis, filmmaker & Impact Hub Port-au-Prince co-founder

Hub Brixton folks, Hub London folks, new folks, and other folks, it may be of interest to you all that a month-long fundraising campaign has begun in earnest for a new Impact Hub Port-au-Prince in Haiti. Co-founded by the American-Haitian…

Quiz: what really goes on inside that empty shipping container?

By our resident story teller Victoria Stewart Let’s play a game or two. Before we start which Hubbers have been upstairs to the spare shipping container? If you have what did you use it for, and why? If not, what’s…

Offline Festival: it was off-the-hook

Last weekend saw the first-ever Offline Festival, two days of people coming together to go camping, do yoga, try storytelling, listen to talks and participate in workshops – but mostly to share news and knowledge of community building. Various Hub…

Harvest: time to take in 2017 so far, and look ahead to new things

By our resident storyteller, Victoria Stewart Something that has cropped up in Hub conversations lately is how life feels very back-to-school-like at the moment. It’s a time when we mentally clear away some of the year gone by, and start…

Who wants to meet… Hub Connect members?

By our resident story teller, Victoria Stewart One of the coolest things about the people who are members of Impact Hub Brixton is the sheer range of skills everyone has. One person’s ability to make – and subsequently to teach…

Feeding Open Project Night: meet Elly Foster, MD of Satay Bar, Nanban and Market House

by our resident storyteller, Victoria Stewart  Open Project Night. Know the thing I mean? The one that happens at Impact Hub Brixton (now fully back on track following the flood) every Monday evening? Well anyway, it’s great, and if you’ve…

The Brixton Fund: a new kind of prize

By our resident storyteller, Victoria Stewart We all know that just about every social venture needs more funding. And at some stage, we’ve probably all also been in a position where we’ve had to rope in friends or family to…

After the Hub leak… what does it mean to be resilient?

by our resident storyteller, Victoria Stewart One member said it was an example of resilience in a time of unexpected change. Another agreed because it proved people could deal with adversity. Then someone offered up that they didn’t think resilience…