11/02/10 - New York, NY

Shared Nonprofit Facilities and Services: Building for Sustainable Communities Seminar

Learn models to reduce costs & enhance services in this all-day training

NCN Member:  $199  |  Early bird: $149 (before October 1)
Nonmember: $265  |  Early bird: $215 (before October 1
Group Discount: 10% off total amount with 2+ registrants from an organization

Have you thought of sharing office space with other nonprofits to save money, achieve greater efficiency, and increase collaboration? What about sharing back office services as an alternative to a merger? 


More than ever, nonprofit organizations are in need of creative collaborative solutions to help them overcome financially challenging times.  Many nonprofit organizations are responding by co-locating under one roof in nonprofit centers and by sharing back office services to gain greater stability, cost-sharing, and collaboration.   This interactive full-day training is designed to lead you through the complex processes of creating a mission-enhancing, financially sustainable workspace.

This regional training will offer:

  • Practical tools to help you develop, finance, and design a successful real estate project
  • Step-by-step road map for shared workspace and co-location models
  • Leasing strategies in a challenging real estate environment
  • Opportunities to connect with nonprofit leaders and industry partners

Who should attend?

  • New Projects in Development: Gather the necessary resources and knowledge to create and operate nonprofit shared workspace and gain new ideas for generating revenue.
  • Managers of Community Facilities: Learn creative financing options to structure your debt in times of financial constraints and funding cuts. 
  • Foundation & Donors: Explore models for investing in nonprofit facilities and strategies to maintain or increase services while cutting costs.  Share innovative solutions to collaboration.
  • Government Officials: Learn how to partner with nonprofits to leverage resources and create drivers of economic development.  


  • China Brotsky, Tides & The NonprofitCenters Network
  • Roxanne Hanson, Tides & The NonprofitCenters Network
  • Paula Mayo, The Interchurch Center
  • Suzanne St. Pierre, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP 
  • David Lebenstein, Cassidy Turley
  • Eduardo Finkielsztejn & Agata Siwiak-Vetter, Jonathan Rose Companies
  • Diego Recalde, Greenspace Developments
  • Jerry Homan, A.R.T./New York


  • Planning for Success: Get an overview of strategic questions to consider when creating a nonprofit center.

  • Ownership and Governance Models: Learn the pros and cons of different management and ownership structures for your real estate assets.

  • Introduction to Nonprofit Facilities Financing: Explore financing options to complete complex real estate projects. Get tools to prepare for financing and assessing your credit worthiness.

  • Real Estate Considerations: Learn the range of real estate, design, and development issues involved in a facility project.

  • Leasing & Alternative Revenue Generating Models: Examine both revenue-generation and cost-cutting measures to make your facility self-sustaining.

We would like to thank our sponsors:

Time Equities, Inc.

Blue Ridge Foundation New York

Jonathan Rose Companies

Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP

Cassidy Turley

Grubb & Ellis Management Services, Inc.

Petrocelli Electric

Organizers and Hosts:

The NonprofitCenters Network