Growing, not scaling: Realising the mountain isn’t a molehill

In all conversations about social innovation, scale is a topic that is never far from people’s lips. But it remains ever intangible. In an age in which companies like Google and Facebook can rise from nothing in only a few years to be masters of the universe, the social sectors struggle to get anything to … Continue reading Growing, not scaling: Realising the mountain isn’t a molehill

How to choose the right form of legal structure for your charity or social enterprise

At Hub Ventures and Student Hubs we are often asked to advise students and recent graduates about legal structures for any new charity or social enterprise they are creating. What the pros and cons of each structure might be, the process involved, and perhaps even if they need a legal structure at all. We wanted … Continue reading How to choose the right form of legal structure for your charity or social enterprise

System shake-up needed to spark student social action

This blog first published at Pioneers Post. New research published by Student Hubs finds that action is needed in order to increase the number of young people engaging in social action projects. Adam O’Boyle, co-founder of Student Hubs and social enterprise restaurant Turl Street Kitchen, summarises the key findings in the Students, Volunteering and Social Action in … Continue reading System shake-up needed to spark student social action

History lessons that will inspire the future of our sector

This first published on the Student Hubs blog. Today, we are proud to be sponsoring the launch of a new study into the history of our sector: Dr. Georgina Brewis’ century-spanning A Social History of Student Volunteering: Britain and Beyond, 1880-1980. In this blog you can see a few of the images which illustrate the diversity … Continue reading History lessons that will inspire the future of our sector