WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE VOLUNTEERING PART OF YOUR COMPANY CULTURE
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WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE VOLUNTEERING PART OF YOUR COMPANY CULTURE

January 11, 2019

When coworkers volunteer together, magic happens. We all know how awesome volunteering is—for your community, yes, but also for you. People who donate their time to a good cause routinely report feeling happier, healthier, more fulfilled, and way less stressed. This is why volunteering makes good business sense, too! Combining volunteering with coworking ultimately results in stronger work relationships and a more positive workplace environment.

Giving Up in 2019: Taking Less Instead of Giving More
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Giving Up in 2019: Taking Less Instead of Giving More

January 4, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “win, win.” The idea that two parties are winners in a situation, the idea that no one loses in the end. Larger companies often “give back” to charities with their earnings and high net-worth individuals give back to charities of their choice when they've earned more than they need.

Greta Thunberg said to the UN last month, “Until you start focusing on what needs to be done, rather than what is politically possible, there is no hope. If solutions within the system are so impossible to find, then maybe we should change the system itself." Impact Hub creates programs and fosters belonging for people and ideas who are focused on changing inequitable systems in our community.

The 2018 Impact Hub Holiday Gift Giving Guide
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The 2018 Impact Hub Holiday Gift Giving Guide

December 3, 2018

There are seemingly countless places to do your holiday shopping in Austin—craft markets, art fairs, Christmas bazaars—but if you, like us, are passionate about equity and inclusion, housing affordability, and making a positive social impact in the world, here are some great gift-giving ideas and places to shop this season.

Why We’re Thankful For Coworking Spaces
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Why We’re Thankful For Coworking Spaces

November 16, 2018

‘Tis the season for spreading gratitude! Gratitude that the election is over. Gratitude that it’s finally, really, truly autumn in Austin, which means it’s officially wear-your-coziest-sweater-and-make-all-the-soups time. Gratitude for our relationships, and gratitude even for those never-ending group texts and email threads that drive us bonkers but also keep us close to loved ones near and far.

5 Ways To Inspire Your Coworkers To Vote
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5 Ways To Inspire Your Coworkers To Vote

November 2, 2018

The midterm elections are in full swing...perhaps you’ve heard? Election day is Monday, November 6th and it’s time to inspire our coworkers, friends, and family members to get to the polls! After all, the results of this year’s midterms will shape the American political landscape as we know it, so making our voices heard—by voting—is crucial.

On The Front Lines Of Fighting Human Trafficking In Texas With Allies Against Slavery
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On The Front Lines Of Fighting Human Trafficking In Texas With Allies Against Slavery

October 19, 2018

We’re proud to count the Allies Against Slavery team as part of the Impact Hub family! Read on to find out more about what this advocacy group is doing to take action against human trafficking and the modern slave trade in Texas—and what you can do to help.

Human trafficking is nearly too nightmarish to be believed, but the truth demands our attention. There are over 300,000 trafficking victims in Texas alone, according to a 2017 study released by the University of Texas at Austin. The study, conducted by the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault (IDVSA), was confirmation of what those who work closely in the anti-trafficking movement already knew to be true: The Lone Star State ranks unfortunately high when it comes to this egregious violation.

How To Pack Better Work Lunches
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How To Pack Better Work Lunches

It’s not uncommon to see Impact Hubbers shoveling sauerkraut (hey, natural probiotics!), chowing down on salmon (the protein!), or devouring kale (oh, the vitamins!) at lunchtime. We tend to be a pretty healthy coworking bunch. But, hey, there’s always room for improvement, right? Plus, if you’re used to preparing your meals with the same ingredients, over and over again, it’s easy to get stuck in a boring lunch rut—as we all know, there are only so many days in a row that one can eat quinoa salad or stir-fry without wanting to angrily throw one’s Tupperware container across the room.

A Conversation With Well Aware
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A Conversation With Well Aware

September 17, 2018

Well Aware is a nonprofit that provides sustainable solutions to water scarcity and contamination in Africa, with headquarters here at Impact Hub Austin. We recently spoke with Kareece Sacco, Director of Operations, to discuss Well Aware’s mission, what the organization is up to this year, and how people can get involved.

Innovation For A Better Austin: Growing A Stronger Workforce
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Innovation For A Better Austin: Growing A Stronger Workforce

September 10, 2018

This month, Danielle Skidmore, who’s running for the Austin City Council’s District 9 spot, will be moderating a series of conversations to address solutions to city-wide challenges posed by population growth, climate change, and the changing workforce. The four-part series, deemed “Innovation for a Better Austin”, will include panelists from a variety of industries, including tech, workforce development, education, and other community-focused endeavors.

These conversations directly align with Skidmore’s campaign platform, which is “accessibility, mobility, sustainability, and equity”. A civil engineer and board member of Austin’s LGBTQ Quality of Life Advisory Commission, Skidmore has been a staunch advocate for LGBTQIA+ rights for years. If she wins District 9 this November, she will also become the first openly transgender person in Austin to serve on the City Council.