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'Collaborative' Office Space Replacing "boxes"

Author: Dale English
Publisher: Business First of Buffalo

From a boxed in and individualized office layout to a more collective, collaborative, and community-based interior design, work spaces are on the move to encourage a more productive environment. This article reviews the positive aspects of going for a more open and "active" floor plan in the office including economic selling points.

(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.

Acquiring Real Estate as a Nonprofit: The Pros and Cons

Author: Marcel Arsenault
Publisher: The Public Alliance

Given in 2004, this presentation discusses the real estate market, advantages and disadvantages of owning, and the steps toward purchasing real estate.

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.

Architect Request for Proposal Template Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Jeffrey W. Brown AIA, RIBA
Publisher: Consulting Architect

Use this template to develop a request for proposals from local architects for your Nonprofit Center project.

Architect Request for Proposals Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Z Space

Sample RFP for selecting an architect for a nonprofit center project, especially focused on arts spaces.

Biophilia, Selling the Love of Nature

Author: Shane Pliska
Publisher: Interiorscape Magazine

Biophilia refers to the instinctive bond that humans have with other living systems. Initially introduced Erich Fromm, the word literally means "love of life or living systems." This article reviews the history and context of this theory and how it has been re-incorporated into design practices with the growing popularity of green building. Research shows that by blurring the boundaries between indoor and outdoor environments and bringing landscaping into our homes and workspaces, our lives are enriched. Productivity and health improve while stress levels and absence counts are lowered.

Capital Campaign for Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Gary Yazwa
Publisher: Boys and Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound

Capital Campaign presentation and case study for Workshop Session A of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

Capitalizing on the New Markets Tax Credit

Author: Deborah L. Myerson
Publisher: Urban Land Institute

Report from the third annual ULI/Charles H. Shaw Forum on Urban Community Issues. Presents a discussion covering the following topics: how New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC) work; benefits and success factors for NMTC projects; NMTC opportunities for partnerships between for-profit and nonprofit developers.

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.

Case Study: San Francisco Media Arts Facility Project

Author: Lorne Buchman
Publisher: Buchman Associates, Inc.

Overview of the process of site selection and analysis of real estate options performed by the San Francisco Media Arts Facility Project.

Community Development Corporations Working with For-Profit Developers

Author: Deborah L. Myerson
Publisher: Urban Land Institute

Report from the second annual ULI/Charles H. Shaw Forum on Urban Community Issues. Presents benefits and pitfalls of joint development efforts between Community Development Corporations and for-profit developers, illustrated through three case studies.

Construction Firm Profile & Cost Control Methodology Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Paolo Tocci
Publisher: 2005 Collaborating for Success Conference

FD+CC Inc. shows the comprehensive range of professional and technical services nonprofit organizations might need in the acquisition and development of real property.

Earned Income Model: Community Service Building Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Jerry Bilton
Publisher: 2005 Collaborating for Success Conference

This presentation outlines how for-profit and nonprofit organizations can cohabitate a single space for the betterment of all involved. Through interesting and inventive leasing, renting, and earned income programs, community services buildings like this one in Wilmington, Delaware can become very successful at integrating the community, creating revenue, and providing excellent space for business and nonprofit operations.

Environment and Development: Myth and Fact

Author: David J. O'Neill
Publisher: Urban Land Institute

Tackles eight commmon myths about the incompatibility of development and environmental protection and counters them with facts supported by examples of proven projects and innovative policies. Examines the impact of high-density projects, the effect of large lot sizes, land use restrictions, the growing market for environmentally sensitive development, profitability, and the role developers are playing in protecting the environment.

Eye Wide Open: A Case Study of the Third Sector New England's NonProfit Center

Publisher: Nonprofit Finance Fund

A case study of the how one nonprofit moved beyond the dream of controlling its costs to owning a financially and programmatically-grounded green building.

Facilities Maintenance and Renovation Presentation 2007 Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Kim Frentz
Publisher: Ventura Partners

Green Building Maintenance and Renovation presentation for Workshop Session B of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

Facility Locator & Tenant Improvement Mangement

Author: Roger Staubach (Former Dallas Cowboys QB)
Publisher: The Staubach Company

The Staubach Co. guarantees that nonprofit centers can save 15-20% in facility leases and 5-15% on tenant improvement for new facilities nation wide & internationaaly. 561-994-9794

Financial Feasability and Market Analysis: A Quick Tour of Real Estate Development Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Alan Zimlicki, Diego Recalde
Publisher: ASZ Associates, Concrete Stories

Financial Feasability and Market Analysis presentation and case studies for Workshop Session C of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

Financial Feasibility and Market Analysis 2005 Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Alan Zimlicki & Bill Mague
Publisher: 2005 Collaborating For Success Conference

This presentation outlines the crucial financial and income-related issues nonprofits must consider when venturing into the field of real estate acquisition and development. Zimlicki and Mague address the ways in which profits and liabilities --- particularly relating to mortgage, rental, and debt servicing payments --- affect the programmatic decisions of any nonprofit.

Getting and Managing a Construction Grant

Author: Henry Flood
Publisher: The Grantsmanship Center Magazine

What’s available and what to watch out for when applying for federal government grants for construction funding, and a blueprint for managing the grant once you have it.

Glossary [of Real Estate Development Terminology]

Author: Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Publisher: LISC

Definitions of terms relating to real estate development.

Green Building Design and Operations

Author: Edward Bosco and Sarah Tripoli
Publisher: ME Engineers

Overview of LEED, building aspects to consider when purchasing existing building, and green building design

Green Buildings and Sustainable Development: Making the Business Case

Author: Anne Frej
Publisher: Urban Land Institute

Report from the August 2003 Urban Land Institute forum on Green Buildings and Sustainable Development: Making the Business Case. Describes the opportunities for and major challenges to business acceptance of green building and sustainaible development; and the role of the ULI in green building and sustainable devlopment.

Green Design Web Resource List

Publisher: Van der Ryn Architects

A list of websites with resources for green building.

Green Event Toolkit

Author: Berkeley Hass School of Business, University of California
Publisher: Berkeley Hass School of Business, University of California

This short guide gives you tools on how to “green” up your events with advice on how and what to recycle, marketing strategies, and energy use.

Green Spaces: Options for a Sustainable Facility May 2009 Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Helena Durst, Gail Montplaisir and Aaron Nelson
Publisher: The Durst Organization, Taurus Development and Alliance for Sustainable Colorado

A “green” building protects tenants’ and community members’ health; improves productivity; uses resources more efficiently; and reduces expenses by lowering operating costs. Learn design principles and operations strategies to transform your facility into a cost-efficient and healthier building. Presentation given at the 2009 Building Opportunities Conference on May 19, 2009.

Green Your Building Now/Greening Your Building Operations Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Becky Bacon
Publisher: 2005 Collaborating For Success Conference

This presentation provides ideas and step-by-step approaches to how MTNCs can reduce energy usage, utilize green technologies, engage tenants in environmentally sound practices, and provide the surrounding community with a healthier environment. Bilton also demonstrates how the utilization of green building technologies also benefits the bottom line of any MTNC.

Greening Your Building Operations Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Jerry Bilton
Publisher: Community Services Building

Presentation about developing Green Building Operations and using the Energy Star program; includes a case study of the Community Services Building. From Workshop Session B of the 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

Greening Your Building Operations and Maintenance for the Long Term Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: China Brotsky
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

Green Buildings Operation and Maintenance presentation for Workshop Session B of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

GSA Site Selection Guide

Author: US General Services Administration (GSA)
Publisher: US General Services Administration (GSA)

Guide to public space site selection, including: site selection philosophy, site selection process, troubleshooting guide, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) activities in site selection.

How Cisco Designed the Collaborative Connected Workplace Environment

Publisher: Cisco Systems, Inc.

This case study is a review of the planning and layout of the office workspace of the American Headquarters of Cisco Systems, Inc. in San Jose, CA. In order to increase productivity and employee satisfaction, and to reduce real estate and technology costs, Cisco incorporated communications technology and forward thinking office design to create a more effective and desirable workspace environment.

How to Build Your Design Team

Author: Tom Sargent
Publisher: Equity Community Builders

A list of interview/selection questions to ask architects on mission orientation, experience, staffing, and fee structure.

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.

Interior Design: Tailor Made

Author: Pamela Light
Publisher: Building Operating Management

This piece reviews how corporations can choose to fail or succeed by altering the culture within their workspace. By offering informational case studies and some tips on how to create a more collaborative work space, Light considers culture, keeping with the times, personal space, and interior design in her discussion.

Introduction to Nonprofit Facilities Financing Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Joshua Simon, Andra Lichtenstein, Catherine Howard
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

This session offers an introduction to the many options available for financing simple and complex real estate projects. Learn what you need to do to prepare for financing and assess your credit worthiness. Topics include: a) Bank financing; b) Community loan funds; d) Tax-exempt bonds; e) Social enterprise; and f) New market tax credits. Presented at the Building for Sustainable Communities, Berkeley, CA, October 27, 2009.

It Just Takes One: Mission-Driven Design for Multi-Use Projects Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Gary Yazwa
Publisher: Boys and Girls Club of South Puget Sound

Multi-Use Project presentation for Workshop Session C of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

LEED Building Certification Management

Author: evolveEA
Publisher: evolveEA

If your organization is interested in the feasibility of green building certification for your building, offices, residence, or real estate portfolio, evolveEA can help.

Learn about LEED certification and other rating systems that our experts can advise about.

LEED Building Certification Management

Author: evolveEA
Publisher: evolveEA

If your organization is interested in the feasibility of green building certification for your building, offices, residence, or real estate portfolio, evolveEA can help.

Learn about LEED certification and other rating systems that our experts can advise about.

Mission-Driven Design for Multi-User Projects

Author: Sheldon Pollett, Jennifer Morris
Publisher: Choices for Youth, Eva's Initiatives

Mission and design for multi-use projects, from Workshop Session C of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

Mission-driven Design, The Ed Roberts Campus Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Marsha Maytum
Publisher: 2005 Collaborating For Success Conference

The Ed Roberts Campus is a nonprofit corporation formed by nine organizations that share a common history in the Independent Living/Civil Rights Movement of People with Disabilities. These nine organizations have joined together to plan and develop a universally designed, “green” campus for educational, health, and human service convenings and describes the planning and processes of mission-driven design.

Multi-use Centers: Center for the Development of the Green Economy Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Kevin Danaher
Publisher: 2005 Collaborating For Success Conference

Danaher explains how the utilization of newly emerging technologies and environmentally friendly building materials can positively affect nonprofits and surrounding communities. He argues that “the decentralized nature of the green economy—which is good in terms of entrepreneurial innovation—can also be seen as fragmentation, which inhibits collaboration and the cross-fertilization of shared ideas and resources.” The private, public, and non-profit sectors, can create a more holistic approach to developing a green economy through collaboration.

Nonprofit hub to open in Berkeley

Author: Sarah Duxbury
Publisher: San Francisco Business Times

The David Brower Center, a $28 million project, offers 50,000 square feet of office and public space. Founded in 2002, the Brower Center is home to organizations focused on environmental and social activism.

Nonprofit Incubators: Comparative Models for Nurturing New Third Sector Organizations

Author: Diane Vinokur-Kaplan and Joseph A. 'Jay' Connor
Publisher: John Hopkins University Press

This article outlines the effectiveness of Multi-Tenant Nonprofit Centers as a hotbed of ideas. Nonprofit Incubators act as think-tanks where many organizations can convene to address shared concerns. Collocating nonprofits into one space facilitates dialogue and collaboration between organizations. Locating nonprofits together fosters innovative ideas and ever evolving solution to the complex problems faced by nonprofits.

Nurturing Nonprofits

Author: Carolyn Said
Publisher: San Francisco Chronicle

The article discusses the shared amenities enjoyed by the tenants at the Thoreau Center San Francisco and how the Center is a sustainable model for advancing the nonprofit sector.

Opportunities in Renovation (part3)

Author: Melissa Mizell
Publisher: Gensler

A photo-rich PowerPoint presentation delivered at the Community Building Bay Area workshop on July 13, 2006. It outlines steps for transitioning your building into a healthier, more environmentally friendly facility, and showcases the aesthetic potential of green interiors.

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.

Project Manual and Charter Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Michael Fletcher
Publisher: Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

Sample project manual for Selecting and Working with Developers, Architects, and Contractors from Workshop Session B of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

Real Estate Acquisition and Development for Nonprofit Organizations:

Author: Cynthia R. Rowland, Tay C. Via, Jeffrey B. Maso, Marlena G. Byrne and Andrea M. Ball
Publisher: Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP

Buying or renovating a building is a milestone event for any nonprofit. And while this important

step will present many challenges in the short run, it will ultimately allow your organization

to stabilize its real estate costs and risks and provide greater overall economic security for your

organization. Taking time to develop a clear roadmap and the right team at the outset of the

process will help maximize the benefits and minimize the challenges of acquiring or renovating

your property.

Real Estate Considerations Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Joshua Simon, Cort Gross, Anne-Marie Jones,
Publisher: The NonprofitCenters Network

Explore real estate, design, and development issues that arise when doing a facilities project. Topics include: a) Real estate development and construction processes; b) Considerations for nonprofit center design, including green building options; and c) Putting together the deal and building your development team. Presented at the Building for Sustainable Communities, Berkeley, CA, October 27, 2009.

Selecting and Working with Developers, Architects, and Contractors Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Suzanne St. Pierre, Michael Fletcher, Jeffrey Brown
Publisher: LeBouef, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP; Jones Lang LaSalle; Jeffrey Brown AIA, RIBA

Selecting and Working with Developers, Architects, and Contractors presentation and case studies from Workshop Session B of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

Selecting and Working with Developers, Contractors and Architects May 2009 Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Suzanne St. Pierre, Sarah Eisinger, Carl Elefante and Mark Krider
Publisher: Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Denham Wolf Real Estate Services, Inc., Quinn Evans Architects, Carroll Non-Profit Center

This presentation addresses the range of design and development issues that arise when doing a facilities project. Learn from experienced project managers and developers questions to ask during the vendor selection process, contracts and negotiations, and design, construction, and development processes. Presentation given at the 2009 Building Opportunities Conference on May 19, 2009.

Sharing Space: Critical Factors for Collocation Site Selection

Author: Eli Malinsky
Publisher: Centre for Social Innovation

This report provides a set of tools for the selection of collocation sites, drawing on our own experiences at the Centre for Social Innovation in Toronto, Canada.

Spaces at 520 Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Kathleen Moloney
Publisher: A.R.T./New York

A concise narrative report chronicling the development of this project from inception to ribbon-cutting for A.R.T./New York's multitenant facility for nonprofit theatre arts in Midtown Manhattan, Spaces at 520. It brought out the best of the myriad people who worked on it and, in the words of New York City Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin, "...could serve as a model, not only for cultural organizations but also for a wide range of non-profits."

Square Feet: How to Navigate NYC’s Perilous Office Leasing Market: A Guide for Non-Profit Organizations

Author: Charles S. Issacs, Ph.D.
Publisher: Community Resource Exchange

The Community Resource Exchange and Charles Isaacs prepared this practical guide to help New York City’s nonprofit organizations make good real estate decisions.

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.

The David Brower Center Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: John Clawson
Publisher: ECB Management Services, Inc.

Presentation for Bay Area Nonprofit Center site visit during 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference

The Durst Organization and Green Building Options

Author: Helena Durst
Publisher: The Durst Organization

Presentation about The Green Building Option during Workshop Session A of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

The Economy and Planning for Facilities Development

Author: Andra Lichtenstein
Publisher: Capital Incubator

Here are some common-sense precautions to consider during tough economic crisis as you move forward to realize your facilities development project.

The Green Building Option Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Helena Durst
Publisher: The Durst Organization

Presentation about Green Buildings, organic farming, capital improvement campaigns, and some case studies. From Workshop Session A of the 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

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!

Welcome to 18th Street Arts Center: Mission-Driven Design for Multi-Use Projects Contains Content Available Only To Members

Author: Jan Williamson
Publisher: 18th Street Arts Center

Mission Driven Design for Multi-Use Projects presentation from Workshop Session C of 2007 Collaborating for Success Conference.

Why Green? Checklist for Environmentally Responsible Design and Construction

Publisher: NonprofitCenters Network

This resource is a review of why it is important to adopt green practices in green building, renovation, and management of office building space. With ideas for general design considerations, equiptment, siting and land use, materials, and job site and business, this is an overview of what it means to create healthy and economically smart space for your employees, coworkers, community, and world.

Why Office Design Matters

Author: Thomas H. Davenport
Publisher: Harvard Business School Press

This excerpt discusses the breakdown of the office environment and what kinds of space workers are most productive in. A great introduction to office interior planning in order to start thinking about how to design or rearrange your space.

YouthVille: Launching the Next Generation

Author: Mary E. Kremposky
Publisher: Construction Association of Michigan Magazine

Feature article spotlighting Detroit Youth Foundation's new Center, YouthVille.