A 2011 study for The NonprofitCenters Network and the Tides Foundation showed that "by encouraging shared resources and collaboration amongst nonprofit organizations and by developing community-oriented facilities, nonprofit centers achieve a number of significant benefits." Tenants in this shared space saw improvements to efficiency and effectiveness and enjoyed new infrastructure, such as community meeting, training, or performance space, within the center. The report found that the benefits of these shared spaces lead to positive impacts on people, places, and society at large.
How can your nonprofit (and community) benefit from sharing spaces and services? To start:
- Maximize impact with more efficient operations (i.e., save time, money, and effort)
- Work with and/or bounce ideas off of your nonprofit "roommates"
- Attractive to potential funders, who like to see collaboration among nonprofits
Join us for a live chat on Monday, April 30, 11am-12pm PT / 2-3pm ET and get info on trends, upsides and downsides, strategies, and resources, from one of the leading experts on the subject: China Brotsky! China is the managing director of Tides Shared Spaces, which creates, operates and promotes sustainable work space for nonprofits. China also co-founded and directs The NonprofitCenters Network.
Most of the hour of the chat will be devoted to answering your questions, so come ready to ask and learn! Register now»
Meanwhile, learn more about shared spaces with our Knowledge Base Article on GrantSpace.org.