In 2010, the Shared Space Project selected two groups or “cohorts” of nonprofit organizations to provide more intensive support around creation of their multi-tenant nonprofit centers in Denver. Over time, the Shared Space Project hopes to provide a more active level of support to at least five projects across Denver. The Project hopes that in addition to creating new opportunities for impact in the community, active engagement with these centers will lead to new tools, information, and learnings that can be shared back out with the broader community.
The Shared Space Project’s involvement with cohorts ranges from managing a team of consultants to help with analysis, planning, and facilitation of vision, governance, and “rules of engagement” for sharing space, back-office function and collaboration on programs; to help marketing to and selecting potential tenants for maximum impact; to providing advice around space planning and programming, financing, and lease negotiations and other supports.
The Shared Space Project is in a current informal process of exploring opportunities that might be right for this more intensive investment in 2012. Please contact Dace West at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss your project.