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(37) Easy Things You Can Do To Make Your Office Greener

Publisher: NonprofitCenters Network

Learn easy ways to not only reduce the impact that your office space has on the environment but also to provide a healthier and more productive space. This paper includes topics with tips for paper and waste reduction, saving energy and water, and reducing pollution and hazardous waste.

A Case Study-- Mistakes to Avoid in Planning, Developing, and Operating a Multi-Tenant Nonprofit Center Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Loretta Jett Haddad
Publisher: Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center

Presentation of Case Study (lessons learned and mistakes to avoid) from Workshop Session C of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

An Introduction to LEED

Publisher: NonprofitCentersNetwork

An introduction to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). This fact sheet includes, a background to LEED certifications and those that are available options for Nonprofit Centers. Find out how to get started with guidelines, check-lists, and hiring professionals.

Ask the Experts Discussion for Established Centers Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: David Buckler, Richard Harris, Stephanie FallCreek
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network, YouthVille Detroit, The Dairy Center for the Arts, Fairhill Center

Operating a shared facility comes with unique challenges, some expected and others unexpected. Our speakers share solutions to challenges of operating a nonprofit center.

Presentation presented as part of NCN weinbar series, June 22, 2010

Ask the Experts Discussion for New Projects Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Amy Tobin, China Brotsky
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

Nonprofit center leaders share their lessons learned in creating a facility.

Presentation presented as part of NCN weinbar series, June 23, 2010

Building a Vibrant Tenant Community Webinar Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author:  Jackie Cefola, Eli Malinsky, Nino Tillman

While there is no "secret formula" for engineering a thriving community in a nonprofit center, there are strategies to encourage tenants to collaborate, share resources and support each other. Learn how to develop programs, services and physical spaces that foster community. Jackie Cefola of the NonProfit Center, Eli Malinsky of the Centre for Social Innovation, and Nino Tillman of the Institute of Cultural Affairs share best lessons learned to help you develop a vibrant tenant community.

Building Blocks for Success: Managing Meeting Spaces Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: The NonprofitCenters Network
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

10 strategies for staffing, scheduling and renting meeting spaces. Conference rooms can be used to engage your community and generate additional revenue.

Case Studies- Mistakes to Avoid Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: David Buckler
Publisher: Detroit Youth Foundation-- Youthville Detroit Facility

Case study presentation (what not to do)from Workshop Session C of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

Community Hubs: A Scan of Toronto, Summary Report

Author: Diane Dyson and Anne Eddelson
Publisher: Intergovernmental COmmittee for Economic and Labour Force Development; WoodGreen Community Services

Interviews were conducted with twenty-one organizations and key funders involved in local hub development across the city of Toronto. The summary report identified key themes, learnings and challenges to service-providers and local residents. Key functions of hubs were identified as Service, Space and Synergy.

The individual results of this research can be found in the Toronto Community Hub Profiles 2010-11. It includes information on funding, governance structure and programming for each hub surveyed.

Community Resource Center Policies Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Kevin Wollin
Publisher: United Way of Greater Houston

This comprehensive packet provides information, policies, and sample forms that the United Way of Greater Houston uses to manage its Community Resource Center.

Conference Center Marketing Materials Contains Content Available Only To Members

Publisher: The Mansour Center

These brochures provide an overview of the facilities and services that The Mansour Center offers for corporate and social events. With multiple rooms to choose from, the Mansour Center can accomodate banquets, receptions, and other events of up to 240 guests.

Contracted Facility Management Services for Non-profit Centers -- Advantages and Pitfalls

Author: John Poblocki
Publisher: Grubb-Ellis Management Services

CoStar Study Finds LEED, Energy Star Bldgs. Outperform Peers

Author: Andrew C. Burr
Publisher: USGBC

Still not sure how LEED and Energy Star buildings compare to conventional buildings? Check out this article and review the numbers as Burr takes a look at how and why energy and resource efficient green certified buildings are becoming more desirable in the market for new and renovated buildings.

Critical Considerations for Designing Collaborative Workspace Webinar Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Kim Frentz, Stephanie O'Brien, Ventura Partners, Dovetail Decision Consultants, Inc.
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

Creating a work environment that facilitates collaboration yet is functional and financially feasible can come with a myriad of challenges. In today’s webinar, we have two great speakers who will share their best practices for space planning that will maximize functionality and cost savings for your center.

Presented at NCN Webinar on June 8, 2010

Evaluation: Survey of Nonprofit Organizations at The Wilson Historic District Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Diane Kaplan-Vinokur
Publisher: 2005 Collaborating For Success Conference

This questionnaire asks tenants at the Wilson Historic District to rate their attitudes towards the MTNC.

Existing Center Issues-- Handout and Outline Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Michael Gathercole
Publisher: The Fairhill Center

Handout and outline for presentation during Workshop Session C of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

Facilities Maintenance and Renovation Powerpoint 2006

Author: Kim Frentz
Publisher: Ventura Partners

A PowerPoint presentation on "Facilities Maintenance and Renovation" delivered at Community Building-Bay Area workshop on July 13, 2006.

Facility Rental Policies Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Pam Brems
Publisher: Mansour Center

Rental policy and guidelines for conference rooms at the Mansour Center. Includes social event pricing and policies with optional catering information.

getnetabebe

Author: getnetabebe
Publisher: getnetabebe

getnetabebe is good wish for equality in history in future .getnetabebe was born in small town in mola, ethiopia .now i am learn in addis ababa ,journalism and communication.i have great hope in future,to make Ethiopia democracy.i am parent less,and i am pass alot of challenge.personally,i like white but i see equal with black people.life for me teach alot,leave and learn in ethiopia is very challenge.

Getting to Full Occupancy: Tenant Recruitment, Retention and Leasing May 2009 Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: David Lebenstein, Amy Tobin, Marjorie Torres and Diane Kaplan Vinokur
Publisher: Colliers ABR, David Brower Center, GreenSpace Development, University of Michigan

Tenant recruitment and leasing issues are paramount to the long-term success of a center. This presentation by experienced center leaders and real estate brokers will provide an interactive environment for questions and peer advice on leasing space in the current market. Presentation given at the 2009 Building Opportunities Conference on May 19, 2009.

Green Building Design and Operations Resources Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Jackie Cefola
Publisher: Third Sector New England

A list of helpful resources on green buildings created for the "Green Building Design and Operations" workshop at the Innovative Strategies in Nonprofit Workspace seminar.

Greening Your Existing Building

Author: Becky Bacon
Publisher: ECB Management Services, The NonprofitCenters Network

a PowerPoint presentation on operations you can implement to run your building more environmentally consciously.

Hannan Lease Template Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Tim Wintermute
Publisher: Hannan House

An example of an actual lease used by the MTNC, Hannan House in 2000.

Hope Center Management Plan

Author: ESC
Publisher: Boys & Girls Clubs South Puget Sound

Various operational models to consider when opening community centers.

Implementing Sustainability Programs: Lessons from Kimpton Hotels Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Jeff Slye
Publisher: Business Evolution Consulting

Green Building and Sustainability Programs presentation from Workshop B of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

Insurance for Multi-tenant Nonprofit Centers Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Roberta Blanchette & Steven Moody
Publisher: 2005 Collaborating For Success Conference

The presentation describes how MTNCs can manage and asses risk for their buildings. These issues range from environmental coverage to inadequate liability coverage to contracts and leases.

Job Descriptions Template - Nonprofit Center for Seniors

Publisher: Hannan House

Examples of posted job descriptions for an MTNC for seniors; specifically 1) Maintenance Assistant, 2) Receptionist, and 3) Maintenance Senior Team Leader.

Leasing Basics for Not-For-Profits Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Arlene Wysong, Director NP Division
Publisher: Colliers International

Leasing is one of the most flexible ways to house an organization, but it is important to understant all the costs and and provisions. This guidebook was provided as a handout at the 2005 CFS Conference and comprehensively answers FAQs about negotiating a lease.

Management of Five US Nonprofit Arts Incubators, Clients' Roles and Selection Process

Author: Diane Kaplan Vinokur
Publisher: University of Michigan School of Social Work

A table that compares tenant roles and selection processes of five different arts MTNCs.

Managing a Facility: A View From the Trenches Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Neel Hajra
Publisher: NEW

A presentation outlining what's involved in building and managing a nonprofit center, using the NEW Center as a case study.

Managing a Facility: Exhibits Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Neel Hajra
Publisher: NEW

Appendices to the Managing a Facility presentation.

Managing Meeting Spaces Webinar Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Pam Brems, Neel Hajra
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

Conference rooms are an asset that you can leverage to engage your community, generate additional revenue and meet your mission. Pam Brems from The Mansour Center and Neel Hajra from NEW Center shared their experiences and models for effectively managing staffing, scheduling and renting conference rooms and other community meeting spaces.

Meeting Spaces - Lessons Learned Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Pam Brems
Publisher: The Mansour Center

This one-pager shares The Mansour Center's lessons learned in conference room rental . Originally presented at The NonprofitCenters Network Webinar on Managing Meeting Spaces.

NEW Center Meeting Rooms Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Neel Hajra
Publisher: NEW

This brief presentation gives an overview of the NEW Center in Ann Arbor, MI, and its meeting room spaces. With short reviews on the building specs, usage and pricing, this presentation also includes point on marketing, staffing, policies and logistics.

No Harm Green Guide

Publisher: GGHC

This is a informational brochure outlining the key principals of the "Green Guide for Healthcare", a comprehensive guide making healthcare sustainable.

Nonprofit Landlords Leasing to Nonprofit Tenants, Legal and Managerial Strategies

Author: Diane Kaplan Vinokur
Publisher: University of Michigan School of Social Work

A report that describes the legal and managerial strategies used at MTNCs in the United States.

Planning for Surprises: Long-term Management & Maintenance Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Kimberly Frentz, Shelley Hamilton, Mary Lucero Dorst,
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

Gain new insight into planning for the ongoing challenges that can affect nonprofit facilities. Topics include: a) Long-term maintenance plan; b) Financing options; c) Green renovations over time; and d) Planning your reserve fund. Presented at the Building for Sustainable Communities, Berkeley, CA, October 27, 2009.

Plans and Programs for Maintenance and Capital Improvements Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Kim Frentz
Publisher: 2005 Collaborating For Success Conference

This presentation describes how MTNCs can create functional lease agreements that benefits all parties including landlord, tenant, tenantís employees/volunteers, and vendors of the building. It explains how the operating costs of a center must be at the forefront of any building managerís mind.

Power Down: Efficient Operation Strategies for Nonprofit Centers Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Jerry Bilton, Charlie Hall & Aaron Nelson
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

Jerry Bilton and Charlie Hall of the Community Service Building and Aaron Nelson of the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado share tips and tools to save money on energy and heating costs and strategies for operating your nonprofit center in a more sustainable, healthy and cost-efficient way. A webinar presented on November 6, 2008.

Property Manager Job Description

Author: Marin Community Foundation

Sample job description for a property manager at a nonprofit center.

Providing Shared Services, Programs, Technology and Infrastructure

Author: Collaborating For Success Conference II
Publisher: NonprofitCenters Network

The second half of a presentation on effectively operating a MTNC. Discusses types of shared services and building management considerations. Note: this document is a transcription and may contain typographical errors and omissions.

Real Estate Transactions: Leasing Basics

Author: David Lebenstein
Publisher: Time Equities, Inc.

A thorough fact sheet on working with real estate brokers, including services and fees, and the standard terms and calculations that are used to determine base rents.

Room Reservation Form

Author: Pam Brems
Publisher: The Mansour Center

A reservation form template used for meeting room reservations.

Sample Budgeting Rationale for Shared Services at an Arts MTNC Contains Content Available Only To Members

Publisher: Cultural Development Corporation

A guide to how CDC operates their MTNC with regards to budgeting. Includes information on income, expenses, capital improvements, and services offered.

Sample Building Rules and Regulations Contains Content Available Only To Members

Publisher: Thoreau Center For Sustainability

An axample of the rules and regulations of a building or center, as part of a lease agreement.

Sample Contract Specifics for an Arts MTNC Contains Content Available Only To Members

Publisher: Cultural Development Corporation

An explanatin of how to design a contract between a nonprofit and an arts MTNC.

Sample of Property Management Agreement Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: China Brotsky
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

An actual property management agreement with a property manager for a California MTNC.

Sample Room Rental Reservation for Arts MTNC Contains Content Available Only To Members

Publisher: Flashpoint/ Cultural Development Corporation

An example of a form for reserving a meeting space at an arts MTNC.

Sample Sublease Agreement - E4C Alberta Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: E4C Alberta
Publisher: E4C Alberta

Sample sublease agreement by E4C Alberta.

Staffing Benchmark Study

Author: Shelley Hamilton
Publisher: MarinSpace

This benchmark survey provides rough estimates to compare staffing levels across a variety of Nonprofit Centers.

Standard Lease - Children & Family Services Center Contains Content Available Only To Members

Publisher: Children & Family Services CEnter

Sample lease

Standard Lease Agreement - MarinSpace Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: MarinSpace
Publisher: MarinSpace

Sample of a standard lease agreement

Strategic Considerations in Creating and Operating Multi-Tenant Nonprofit Centers 2005 Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: China Brotsky & Shelley Hamilton
Publisher: 2005 Collaborating For Success Conference

Brotsky & Hamilton describe why MTNCs are successful, how they affect surrounding communities, the financial feasibility and stability associated with real estate development in the nonprofit sector. They also discuss the necessity of well-formulated visions and purposes, as well as strategic steps nonprofits can take to create and utilize affordable space, share multi-service delivery/programmatic themes.

Sustainable Operations in Lean Times Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: China Brotsky, John Dorsey, Nancy Conover, Meredith Walters
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

Examine both revenue-generation and cost-cutting measures to make your facility self-sustaining. Topics include: Elements of a financially-feasible business models; Green building operations; Alternative revenue sources, including co-working space, conference room rental, and purchasing power agreements.

Tax, Risk Management, and Building Manager Matters Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Cynthia Rowland, Steve Moody, Shelley Hamilton
Publisher: Coblentz, Patch, Duffy and Bass LLP; Nonprofit Insurance Alliance of California; Marin Space

Presentation about Key Issues in Operating and Managing a Center, from Workshop Session A of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

Tech for Talk: Shared Phone & Internet Services Webinar Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Alice Wagner & Brian Van Weele
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

Explore the benefits of installing, sharing and operating a single shared communication system in your center. Gain information on everything from equipment and installation to costs, operations, management features and billing. Our speakers include: Alice Wagner from Tides and Brian Van Weele from Marin Community Foundation. Webinar presented on November 13, 2008.

Tenant Recruitment and Marketing for Nonprofit Centers Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Carolyn Johnson, Amy Tobin, Becky Bacon, Jon Faller,
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

Tenant recruitment and leasing issues are paramount to the long-term success of a shared nonprofit facility. This presentation will provide an interactive environment for questions and peer advice on leasing space in the current market. Presented at the Building for Sustainable Communities, Berkeley, CA, October 27, 2009.

Tenant Services Model

Author: Kathleen Cruise
Publisher: Fort Mason Center

An actual spreadsheet of tenant services offered at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco

Tenant Survey Results

Author: Eli Malinsky
Publisher: Centre for Social Innovation

Results of a survey conducted by the Agora Foundation with the tenants of Toronto's Centre for Social Innovation. Includes survey methodology, questions and responses.

Tenants: From Policies and Procedures to Recruitment and Retention Presentation Notes

Author: Collaborating For Success Conference II
Publisher: NonprofitCenters Network

A presentation on the processes and challenges of selecting and retaining tenants, as well as lease negotiations and provisions. Note: this document is a transcription and may contain typographical errors and omissions.

Tenants: From Policies and Processes to Recruitment and Retention Outline

Author: Michael Gathercole
Publisher: Fairhill Center

This outline uses the experience of a MTNC for seniors to raise points to consider in the selection, recruitment and retention of tenants.

The Greener You Are, The Cleaner You Are:

Author: Jessica Stonberg
Publisher: NonprofitCenters Network

"Go green by investing in green cleaning products that are safe and healthy for your office, your colleagues, and the environment." Here is a list of some well known and eco-friendly cleaners used in offices that are trying to be more healthy and environmentally conscious. Compare and contrast cleaner specs by finding out why it's smart to make the change, and learn more about how to be more critical in your own research!

Thoreau Center Environmental Policy Statement

Author: Tides
Publisher: Tides

Sample environmental policy by Thoreau Center for Sustainability

UBIT Research Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Shelley Hamilton
Publisher: MarinSpace

This is a summary of my findings regarding UBIT and MTNC's from the IRS publications accessible on the IRS website. It is not a legal document and a tax lawyer should be consulted in fully understanding any particular case regarding UBIT and required tax payment.

Webinar | Building Reserve Funds: Prepare for the Worst with Best Practices Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: China Brotsky, Tides; Kim Frentz, Ventura Partners; Jan Williamson, 18th Street Arts Center
Publisher: The Nonprofit Centers Network

Presentation material from the Nonprofit Centers Network webinar Building Reserve Funds: Prepare for the Worst with Best Practices.

Webinar: Tenant Retention: Maintaining Full Occupancy in a Competitive Market Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Linda Balduzzi, Paulette Church, Bruce DeMartini
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

Retaining tenants in your nonprofit center requires tenacity and creativity. Whether your center is in a rural or urban area, there are effective strategies to retain tenants and boost the visibility of your center among the broader community. Three experienced nonprofit center professionals who, through learned experiences and unique relationship building programs, have found what works and what doesn't work for retaining their tenants.

Presented at NCN Webinar February 17, 2010.

Youth Servers Facilities Study: Providing Financial Incentives for Sound Building Management

Author: Clara Miller
Publisher: Nonprofit Finance Fund

Describes findings of a report commissioned by the Nonprofit Finance Fund and the Charles Hayden Foundation to examine ways to provide financial incentives that would reverse disinvestment in facilities that serve low- and moderate-income youth.