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What We Do

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to increase the capacity and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector by supporting the development and ongoing operations of multi-tenant nonprofit centers and other quality nonprofit workspace.

Our Vision is of a future when every nonprofit organization has access to
the workspace it needs to support and sustain healthy, vibrant communities.

Our goal is to become the network for social purpose real estate in North
America. Toward this goal, we are:

  • A peer-sourced resource for organizations and communities that are developing new projects;
  • An international thought leader on the topic of social purpose real estate;
  • The preeminent convener in the field of nonprofit real estate.

How NCN Can Support You

We have the experience, knowledge, and networks to help you create and operate successful nonprofit facilities projects. Our core program activities focus on the following

  • training professionals to manage complex real estate projects;
  • developing tools and resources for nonprofits drawing of first-hand peer experience;
  • providing tailored consulting to projects on a fee for service basis;
  • convening the largest conference of nonprofit real estate
    practitioners biannually.
125Webinars to-date. All directed towards helping you maximize your nonprofit
2616Members involved in our work.
28Classes available for members; diverse and helpful topics geared towards nonprofits.
$415,288 in revenue, generated by and for nonprofit organizations like yours!

Our Story

The Nonprofit Centers Network (NCN) was born out of a small
convening of nonprofit center operators in the San Francisco Bay Area in the early 2000’s. While shared nonprofit workspace was not a new concept, a growing trend of sharing space to create synergies and cost efficiencies was emerging across North America.

The first convening, known as Collaborating for Success, blossomed into a thriving peer learning community. For more than 10 years, Tides provided a home and a living laboratory for the Nonprofit Centers Network program. Drawing from Tides’ experience in developing nonprofit centers, including its own Thoreau Centers for Sustainability, as well as the dedicated work by NCN’s founding Steering Committee, NCN grew from an informal network into a vibrant membership association and capacity building organization.

In 2013, we elected to leave Tides to pursue new opportunities before our organization. The Nonprofit Centers Network is proud to be a fiscally sponsored project of Third Sector New England, a long-standing member of the Network and supporter of shared space.

To support our presence across multiple regions, our headquarters has relocated to Denver, Colorado, home to a vibrant community of nonprofit centers and the first city-wide effort to build the capacity of nonprofits through shared space.

Multi-tenant Nonprofit Centers are buildings that house multiple organizations and provide healthy, efficient, quality, mission-enhancing workspace. More than just offices, these facilities can become sustainable centers for strength for communities to dream together, work together, and grow together. Use our tools to find nonprofit centers in your area, to search for centers by specific characteristics, or to browse the myriad of shared space profiles in the U.S. and Canada.

Share your experience developing and/or operating a nonprofit center with our growing community of nonprofit, philanthropic, government and private sector leaders. Add your center profile so they can learn from you.

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