The Nonprofit Centers Network is a membership community of future and current operators of social purpose real estate. Comprised of leaders from over 150 nonprofit real estate projects in the US and Canada, the network is a vibrant, adaptive, supportive community where solutions and tools around shared infrastructure are exchanged daily. From ensuring your space’s design meets your needs before breaking ground to re-energizing tenants after years in operation, our community of operators and shared space experts can support and advise on anything that you face.
Members serve as vital bellwethers of the health and vibrancy of the sector. NCN conducts and develops high quality research and reports, ensuring that the needs of our movement are understood by philanthropy and government.
Members have a passion for empowering the nonprofit sector through social purpose real estate. When you join NCN, you become part of a movement that envisions a world where every nonprofit has access to a quality workspace where they can build capacity and deliver on their mission.
Beyond access to our thriving network, members enjoy one hour of free coaching with our team and access to our myriad of online resources, webinars, and events. All benefits of membership are centered around collaboration, community, industry best practices, peer learning, and professional development.
Centers in Development are groups that are in the early stages of exploring the concept of shared space and its application to their communities. All projects that have not yet opened their doors are eligible for this special introductory rate.
Centers in Operation are nonprofit centers that are established and operating shared spaces. They are typically multi-tenant spaces that increase the capacity and effectiveness of the nonprofit sector by providing quality nonprofit workspace and community. Pricing is on a sliding scale based on a center’s budget size.
Social Purpose Real Estate (SPRE) Partners are individuals, organizations, or businesses that are supportive of or interested in social purpose real estate and shared infrastructure as a positive way to impact our communities, but do not operate a shared space. Pricing is on a sliding scale based on an organization’s budget size.
Social Purpose Real Estate (SPRE) Champions are our most dedicated members. Any NCN member can become a SPRE Champion by choosing to provide a US tax-deductible gift on top of their standard annual membership fee. This goes towards bolstering the support NCN provides to other nonprofit centers that can’t yet afford join the network, building the national movement of social purpose real estate, and helping to ensure that every nonprofit has access to a quality workspace. SPRE Champions receive all the typical benefits associated with their membership, plus additional exclusive benefits to recognize their generosity. See our current SPRE Champions here.
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I’m continually impressed with the depth of the NCN community. When folks ask questions to the NCN listserv, people chime in from centers across the US and Canada with great ideas, tools, and stories of their own experience. The diversity of the network means that there are answers, resources, and ideas for every challenge.
– Posner Center for International Development
NCN is our organization’s most leveraged membership because of all the targeted resources they provide for shared spaces. We have really benefitted from participating in learning communities, workshops, webinars, one on one consulting and peer to peer information sharing. Whenever we have shared space questions, NCN is the first place we turn to for expert advice.
– House of Neighborly Service Life Center
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