Open Project Night: Boston
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Open Project Night: Boston

Open Project Night: Boston

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Impact Hub Boston

50 Milk Street - 15th Floor

Boston, MA 02109

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We're opening our space the first Monday night of each month for you to host small events, co-work, network, trade skills and get involved with projects that change Boston for the better.

At Open Project Night you can:

  • Network with local people who share an interest in a better Boston, Cambridge, and beyond. Imagine together, share opportunities to get involved, and trade skills.
  • Work on existing local project ideas or come to work on your own (post-its and white boards provided, laptops are not).
  • Host your event or meeting in one of our meeting spaces (one is for up to 15 people, others are 4-6 comfortably).

What kind of projects are we talking about?

  • This is What Democracy Looks Like segment: events, trainings, and conversations on how we engage positively + politically in our new post-election reality, including:
  • an in-person meetup of Pantsuit Nation Massachusetts
  • taking local refugee support actions with the Cambridge Support for Syrian Refugees group
  • a group discussion on strengthening civic engagement in Boston neighborhoods through citizen journalism
  • getting issue-specific around immigration, including Impact Hub Boston members working in immigration law and local residents working on a Sanctuary Campaign for the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts
  • a guided meditation with Impact Hub member Dhanashree Ramachandran
  • information about giving back in your local communities by becoming a Big Sister mentor with the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
  • We are continuing our conversations from our Co-Creating Economic Mobility in Boston event. If you’re interested in joining any of that conversation - and bringing your own ideas to the table - we welcome you.
  • Help design the first Venture Cafe themed around social impact work in Boston (@ January's OPN).
  • Share constructive feedback for pitch practices with local entrepreneurs who don't otherwise have access to workspace to work on their projects

FAQ’s:

Do I need to have a project of my own to come along?
No, not at all! Just come along if you:

  • are keen to meet different people in your area who care about making Boston a better place.
  • want to brainstorm how your local street, library, or housing system might be different
  • want to work together with others to make changes happen in your area
  • want to find out about volunteering and work opportunities
  • want to find volunteers or recruits for your project
  • are running something like a neighbourhood garden, a friends of library group or an early-stage business and want a space to host events and meetings

What should I bring?

  • Materials you need to workshop / present your project
  • Your ideas & inspirations
  • A collaborative spirit to work with new + old friends
  • A snack to share, if you can! We’re believers of food as love, and sharing as caring.

Know someone who would be interested?

  • Open Project Night is free and open to everyone. Send this link their way!

When is it?

  • Open Project Night is held one Monday night per month (typically the first Monday, except Federal Holidays) at Impact Hub Boston, from 6.00pm to 10.00pm.
  • The next few are scheduled for November 7, December 5, and January 9.

How do I book a meeting space?

  • There is a selection process for groups wanting to book one of our free meeting spaces this evening (one is for up to 15 people, others are 4-6 comfortably). To apply, reach out to our team ("Contact," below) with information about your group's goals and how you'd benefit from being part of the evening here.
  • We assess applications on a scale of 1-5 according to these 5 criteria:
  1. Events and meetings that benefit Boston
  2. Events and meetings that benefit the public / community
  3. Events and meetings that might not otherwise be able to afford or access the Impact Hub spaces
  4. Events and meetings that have a high impact on their attendees
  5. Events and meetings by groups who haven't used Open Project Night spaces before (ie. if you've made use of the spaces frequently, others may be considered first)
  6. (We are unlikely to give preference to paid events, unless there's a good case for them).
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