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28/Nov/2018

Case Studies and Resources

Inquiry on Ask-the-NCN

Alan Ziter, NTC Foundation, 2/16/16
As you know the NTC Foundation was established by the City of San Diego to transform 26 abandoned yet historic Navy buildings into a new Arts District.

In advance of my arrival in 2004 there were a number of studies that were done that may be beneficial to know about for this building that is planned to be transformed in Baltimore:

· Research Models attachment – the marketing study to determine what was needed in the community;
Examples of over 25 sites across the US that involved repurposing vacant buildings for various uses.

· Building Use Analysis – June 2001 – what uses in the community could the building address

· Asbestos Survey and Lead Paint Survey – especially beneficial for older buildings

· Preliminary Cost Estimate to renovate the building – need to determine if there are requirements for paying “living wage” or “prevailing wage” if you are using government funds as that will increase construction costs by as much as 30%. Also, need to determine occupancy loads in the existing space and what the new Occupancy Loads are needed to be as it may require the installation of more exits, including stairways.

Hope this is helpful.

 

Thaddeus Squire, CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia
You may want to check in with Karen DiLossi of Partners for Sacred Places, copied here, as well as Jason Friedland of Iron Stone Strategic Capital Partners, two folks who have (or likely to have) case studies of the type you’re looking for.

 

Michelle Yawn, Winder Housing Authority, 2/16/16
We recently acquired a vacant middle school, which had been vacant for two years.

 

Brenda Wong, City of Edmonton, 2/16/16
Yes we are taking over a space which will be vacant in fall 2017 We are in the process of developing plans for that process.

 

Cheryl Spector, Spector Associates, 2/16/16
Our project, 910Arts was a transformation of blighted and vacant buildings, de-constructed to re-construct the mixed use facility we have now- 8 live-work lofts, 16 Studios, coffee shop/bistro and event venue/gallery, plus two non-profit galleries. Let me know what specific info would be helpful and I am happy to share it with you.
-Cheryl

 

Mike Gilbert, The Jones Center, 2/16/16
Katie, the CFN @ St. Mary’s was abandoned and boarded up. There was a demolition contract on the desk of the CEO of the Mercy Hospital system. They gifted the building to us. It is home to 38 orgs and has an economic impact exceeding 25 million dollars.

 

John Powers, 2/17/16
Third Street Center, Carbondale, CO

 

China Brotsky, 2/17/16
The Thoreau Center was created in an abandoned Army building and, contrary to popular report, is still definitely functioning as a shared space.

 

Reid Henry, cSpace Projects, 2/17/16
We are repurposing a vacant 100 year sandstone school in Calgary, Canada for a multi-disciplinary arts and community hub – we purchased the vacant 3 acre site in 2012 and are mid-way through construction. The project has a few interesting features:

  • Located in a rapidly changing, inner city neighbourhood
  • Historic rehabilitation of a 42,000 s.f. listed building into non-profit office/program and artist studio space
  • LEED Gold (pushing for LEED platinum) – solar, rainwater retention, high efficiency systems
  • New build wing including a studio theatre, co-working space and social spaces
  • New public park and arts-infused gathering places
  • Two private sector developer partners building flats and seniors active living residences

I can forward the business plan on to you if you are interested in the project.

 

Marian A. Williams – Zan W. Holmes, Jr., Community Outreach Center
We did a vacant elementary school in Dallas, TX.

 

Doug Vilsack, Posner Center/Horse Barn, 2/17/16
http://posnercenter.org/our-space/horse-barn-history/. –

 

Margie Zeidler, Urbanspace Property Group, 2/17/16
I would suggest Artscape Wychwood Barns here in Toronto. A project of Toronto Artscape.

 

Melissa Routley, Artscape
Several of Artscape’s Community Cultural Hubs are in formerly vacant or threatened properties – notably Artscape Wychwood Barns, Artscape Youngplace, Artscape Gibraltar Point and Artscape Distillery Studios. We have case studies of these properties and others in our portfolio at this link: http://artscapediy.org/Case-Studies.aspx

 

Dave Robinson, Fort Worden Public Development Authority, 2/18/16
Hi Katie,

We should also chime in here. The Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA) recently entered into a 50-year master lease to manage 90 acres (the Campus area) of a 432 acre State Park in rural western Washington (2 hour drive from Seattle). The Campus includes 73 historic buildings in a designated National Historic Landmark. There are 10 vacant buildings and several other buildings that are underutilized and in need of capital improvements—and ripe for housing new tenants. “Old buildings need new ideas” (Jane Jacobs).

Our mission is to manage the campus/conference center as a Lifelong Learning Center focused on arts, culture, recreational and educational uses. Within the campus there are 12 nonprofit partners—some with exclusive leases for buildings. We have over 400 beds for overnight visitors housed in a variety of overnight accommodations and 68,000 sq. feet of multi-purpose meeting rooms, two performance theaters, 500-seat dining hall, four museums, etc.

More information can be found on our website under About Fort Worden—look for plans and documents pertaining to the PDA.

 

Melanie Deas, Link Centre, 2/19/16
Link Centre was established in 2001 in a former church complex. I am happy to share any info you might find helpful.



22/Nov/2018

Online Resource Center

An Introduction to LEED
Critical Considerations for Designing Today’s Interior Spaces (Dovetail DCI)
Working With Your Architect (Chicago Community Loan)
NCN Webinar I Better Build Outs: Managing Tenant Improvement
Serve Denton’s Floor Plan

 

Topics Below:

Shared Space Design Advice
Percentage of Space Used for Conference Rooms and Collaboration Spaces
Innovative Use for Open Space (Communal Dining)

 

See also:

Architects
Costs for Redesign Drawings
Inclusive Shared Spaces
Signage
Vacant Buildings Repurposed
Virtual Tours of Shared Space

 


Shared Space Design Advice

From Ask-NCN Conversation 5/24/2017

 

Lara Jakubowski, The Nonprofit Centers Network
We were asked to pass on the following question from an NCN member:
We are in the planning stages for a 35,000 shared space for 12 human services agencies in a 110,000 square foot building. We are looking for design tips since our architects don’t have extensive experience working on projects like this. What are the best design features you incorporated in your shared space project? What mistakes did you make in your design?

 

Mary Jo Shircliffe, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky
Storage space!

 

Shelby Bradbury, Sierra Health Foundation
Being thoughtful of parking for tenants and guests.

 

Misha Palin, The Lab
1) storage space is definitely on my list too. (if you’re doing an event space think about where you’ll put chairs, etc. Also, we didn’t put storage in the offices, so all our offices have to bring cabinets if they want to store anything.
2) security, where are there going to be security holes in your design?
3) trash…we put in 3 trash draws in our kitchens and they work well.
4) dishwasher so the kitchen doesn’t get piles of dishes.
5) IT thoughtfulness: Laying in the highest capacity internet cables…spending the extra money as the technology becomes outdated so quickly. How will your entire building get good wifi coverage…make sure the wiring gets thought through early
6) sound bleed. Don’t skimp on insulation and how your tenants will be affected by sound. Sound travels through ceilings as well.
7) our office walls have 1 glass wall each…it creates a fishbowl effect. I think it helps with keeping people from hiding out…but it’s also not the most comfortable…not sure how to resolve that. I think partial window decals or curtains could be a good compromise.
8) figure out how much you need to make in order to cover your expenses. NCN has suggestions about how much common space you should have vs rentable space. Just remember, common space won’t be making you money but will be an amenity and may be rented for events. Don’t get yourself into a bad place where you make awesome common space that looks great but are losing money on your office overall.

 

Pam Mauk, Together Center
We have supports at what we call our Front Door (at our three building strip mall), which include touchscreen map, telephones, offices for our information and referral, an advocate office and a cultural navigator office. We created these out of other spaces over time, but you might think of the type of help you will want at the entry while you are planning.

 

Kim Sarnecki, Tides
Make your space as flexible as possible. Walls that retract, furnishings on wheels. You will appreciate the ability to be able to adjust spaces as needed.

 

Charlene Altenhain, Glasser Schoenbaum Human Services Center
Our center was built in 1990 and we are constantly wishing storage was included in the design. Storage for us and our tenants. Be cognizant of parking if you offer conference rooms. We have enough parking spaces for our tenants and their day-to-day clients. However, tenants will frequently hold meetings in our conference rooms, sometimes with up to 50 people and then parking definitely becomes an issue. Stations and dumpster for recycling is also important.

 

Mike Gilbert, The Jones Trust
Before you begin to work with the design team, you might want to host a partners meeting and discuss workflows as community where you can identify the natural collaborative work that will evolve and try to position the layout where all organizations have opportunity to maximize these collaborative efforts. Consider a large open front lobby with lots of natural light where people can gather for small evening receptions, etc. It is good for meeting rooms to open to the lobby if possible. Think about lots of glass and think about a centralized workroom and breakroom that helps stimulate conversation among building partners. Storage is necessary, but is it as valuable as program space? Are there other opportunities for storage solutions? Try to keep everything as flexible and modular where possible.

Considering your long term operating expenses and make lighting, heating & cooling choices based on life cycle costs so that you capitalize your energy conservation choices and enjoy the benefits with efficient operating expenses over time. LED lighting and daylight harvesting are good investments as well as occupancy sensors. Think of how you will manage the heat and air controls in the space. (It is easy to have the building fight itself if there are too many controllable thermostats).

Think of how you can activate the building and grounds for a pop up event for community building.

 

Michele Vandentillaart, The Link
I have to ditto Charlene’s comments, parking, storage, staff space and their storage needs, event supply storage are all very important as well as janitorial/maintenance space with slop sinks.

 

Valerie Hill, Center for Social Change
Our members have two favorite space features- our kitchen and our meditation room.
Our meditation room is a small space open to members all day but we also have guided meditations once a week as well as offer free 15min wellness sessions (massage, reiki, acupuncture, etc) once a month on a first come first serve basis.Our kitchen has a microwave, stove/oven, toaster oven, blender, juicer, etc and our members love to use it. If you do this, make sure you have windows or some sort of ventilation. A dishwasher is absolutely a smart move, we wish we had made! We have recently started composting and if there is an easy way for you to integrate that into your kitchen, I highly recommend it. It is also nice if possible to place your kitchen near natural light if you want to have a small herb garden.

Another popular feature is our home-made phone booth, it was a closet that we turned into a private area with sound proofing and a glass door.

I highly recommend looking into the best lighting because we have florescent lights throughout our building that nobody likes- there are studies about it triggering migraines and other issues. We end up turning off most of the lights and relying on lamps and window light for a more homey feel. My co-worker recommends LED lights and specifically color-changing LED lights in spaces where you may have frequent events. No need to hire a lighting company for an event, when it’s already built in!

 


Percentage of Space Used for Conference Rooms and Collaboration Spaces

Ask-NCN 4/25/2017

 

Debbie Shoemaker, Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
I am looking to see what existing nonprofit centers planned for conference room space? We are a nonprofit community foundation. We have bought a building and are now in the design process. Our community spaces will be in an area of around 8,000 square feet. We will have a large conference room, a co-lab space, a kitchen and some lounge areas. Does anyone have any experience on what percentage of that 8,000 sq ft should be conference room?

 

Mark Krider, Carroll Nonprofit Center
We have a 40,000 sq. ft. building with 24 nonprofits, we have just over 3000 sq. ft. of conference room space that can be divided equally into 3 rooms via portable walls, and it still not enough. I think the question is how large is your large conference room you already have, and what will it accommodate, a lot of board meeting we host can be anywhere from 12-20 people, we also have it where we can change the room to classroom style to host trainings up to 24 people. Or open all three rooms to host a conference, or a very large training, as many as 80 people. So its really what you are comfortable space wise on given up and what you are planning on hosting. I will say outside nonprofits do use our conference rooms so they are continuously being used. Remember a lot of meetings like to have some sort of food or drinks so have space allocated for that. I like to use the 40 sq. ft. per person for conference room space.

 

Angela Baldridge, The Plantory

We have about 15000 square feet, and we have 11 conference rooms. This is enough, but we sometimes convert one of our flexible spaces for events too. We stay pretty busy, with over 1000 people using them every month (and we’re in a pretty small market). We surveyed our members and the nonprofit community before building to get a sense of how much space to allocate and what it should be like; we have a large conference room that seats 80ish, a board room, two more board-size rooms, a yoga studio, and then 5 smaller (2-4 person) rooms. Then we also have an open coworking area that can be rented out along with our gallery. We have reservations every day at least, and our members get 10 hours of conference time included per desk so they also use the rooms regularly.


Innovative Use for Open Space (Communal Dining)

Ask-NCN 12.12.17

 

Kelsey Collier-Wise, United Way of Vermillion
We’re in the process of designing our center and would love some feedback/examples. One of the things that will be housed in our space is a once-a-week community meal that will require a large communal dining space. The rest of the week, we’d like to look at ways to partition or rearrange the space for other uses. If you have a large open space that you use in interesting or innovative ways or know of similar examples, please share!

 

Carlie Kuban, Serve Denton
Here is the floor plan for our shared space, the Serve Denton Center. We are located in Denton, TX. We have different options for shared space – large conference room, classroom, cafe area, and individual counseling rooms that can be booked. We add a monthly charge for agencies in the building to use the shared spaces, and then offer it as a one time fee for any other organizations that want to book these spaces. We’ve discussed using the conference room space for additional desks for our “hot desk” users throughout the week, depending on the need. We plan to use the conference room for educational seminars, social service group lunches, fundraisers, collaboration workshops, and more.

 

Diane Kaplan Vinokur, University of Michigan (Retired)
You may want to check out the Posner Center for International Development in Denver. They have a lunch space that is also used for community assemblies, presentations, etc.



11/Oct/2018

From an Ask-NCN Discussion

Katie Edwards, Nonprofit Centers Network, 2/3/15
Another member question came across my desk, and I want to make sure I have up-to-date information to share. Would you be willing to share your pricing schedule for back office services (mail service, phones, storage, IT support, etc)? Are these services included as a part of your rent, your CAM Charges, or are they al la carte?

Thanks so much!

 

Stephanie FallCreek, Fairhill Partners, 2/3/15
Mail service included in lease. All else a la carte for us though often negotiated during the lease negotiation phase.

 

Ardi Korver, Region V Services, 2/3/15
Reception, mail service, and copiers are provided. All tenants have a code for outgoing mail and copying service which is billed monthly.

Use of conference rooms, coffee, parking, cleaning, utilities is included in the rent.

Phones, IT support, fiscal and HR support, storage, is a la carte.

 

Mike Gilbert, The Jones Center, 2/3/15
We have lobby mailboxes for all of our community partners.
Each building has wireless internet throughout, dedicated internet is available through the local providers.
We do not offer telephone service.
Our IT tech is available on an “if available” status to partners at no cost.
We offer storage in our basement at no charge. Each partner has a 10 x 20 fenced storage cube.
Conference and training space is no cost, reserved by partners as needed. (we have many rooms and no issues with availability.)

We are fortunate to have large enough space for fundraising events. Partners get one per year if available and a second event after all partners have had one or declined.

 

Christina Crawley, OpenGov Hub 2/4/15
We try to keep most services in the base rent to keep things simple: – Coffee/tea/water, storage, secure access, HVAC and meeting room space is included in the per-desk base rent ($500-$625/desk per month – which is below the Washington DC market rate)

– We have a mandatory add-on ‘community fee’ per desk as well to go towards a sort of petty cash fund for unanticipated repairs and to simplify social event expenses ($5/desk per month)

Add-ons are for optional services:
– Printing is separate as some groups have their own small printers ($15/desk per month)
– IT is separate as many groups don’t need this kind of support ($15/desk per month)

Parking is separate and managed by an external company.

Hope that’s helpful!


Shared Services Costs

Ask-NCN 12.6.17

 

Kim Jones, Nonprofit Village
The Nonprofit Village has full service and virtual members in our shared space. As we plan for a relocation to a new site in 2018, we now plan to incorporate a few shared back office services such as bookkeeping, HR and IT. In the future we will consider communications/marketing/design, and other areas. What is your experience with back office operations? Do you contract with the vendor, asking for a reduced rate in exchange for a set amount of business? Do any shared spaces use back office operations to generate additional revenue or is the service charge pass through from the tenant to the vendor, through the shared space? Appreciate any best practices or alerts about challenges in offering shared services.

 

Lucinda Kerschensteiner, Center for Social Change
We happen to have a PT bookkeeper on staff for our sister company who we have offered out to members on a shared services basis. We have had a couple members express an interest in using her someday (so we have not earned $$ from it yet). We just charge the members for her hourly rate (what we pay her) + 10% (or so) which is an affordable rate. We also have a few members who provide professional services and in exchange for a discounted membership, they agree to provide probono services to our members (in a limited fashion). I’m curious what others offer, too.



28/Sep/2018

Resources

NCN Webinar I Back Office Alternatives: What You Need to Know About Shared Services

See NCN Shared Services Publications here.

 

Topics Below

Pricing for Back Office Services
Shared Services Costs
Mailboxes/Mail Delivery
Printing Charges
Best Printer/Printing Company


Pricing for Back Office Services

From an Ask-NCN Discussion

 

Katie Edwards, Nonprofit Centers Network, 2/3/15
Another member question came across my desk, and I want to make sure I have up-to-date information to share. Would you be willing to share your pricing schedule for back office services (mail service, phones, storage, IT support, etc)? Are these services included as a part of your rent, your CAM Charges, or are they a la carte?

Thanks so much!

 

Stephanie FallCreek, Fairhill Partners, 2/3/15
Mail service included in lease. All else a la carte for us though often negotiated during the lease negotiation phase.

 

Ardi Korver, Region V Services, 2/3/15
Reception, mail service, and copiers are provided. All tenants have a code for outgoing mail and copying service which is billed monthly.

Use of conference rooms, coffee, parking, cleaning, utilities is included in the rent.

Phones, IT support, fiscal and HR support, storage, is a la carte.

 

Mike Gilbert, The Jones Center, 2/3/15

We have lobby mailboxes for all of our community partners.
Each building has wireless internet throughout, dedicated internet is available through the local providers.
We do not offer telephone service.
Our IT tech is available on an “if available” status to partners at no cost.
We offer storage in our basement at no charge. Each partner has a 10 x 20 fenced storage cube.
Conference and training space is no cost, reserved by partners as needed. (we have many rooms and no issues with availability.)

We are fortunate to have large enough space for fundraising events. Partners get one per year if available and a second event after all partners have had one or declined.

 

Christina Crawley, OpenGov Hub 2/4/15
We try to keep most services in the base rent to keep things simple: – Coffee/tea/water, storage, secure access, HVAC and meeting room space is included in the per-desk base rent ($500-$625/desk per month – which is below the Washington DC market rate)

– We have a mandatory add-on ‘community fee’ per desk as well to go towards a sort of petty cash fund for unanticipated repairs and to simplify social event expenses ($5/desk per month)

Add-ons are for optional services:
– Printing is separate as some groups have their own small printers ($15/desk per month)
– IT is separate as many groups don’t need this kind of support ($15/desk per month)

Parking is separate and managed by an external company.

Hope that’s helpful!


Shared Services Costs

Ask-NCN 12.6.17

 

Kim Jones, Nonprofit Village
The Nonprofit Village has full service and virtual members in our shared space. As we plan for a relocation to a new site in 2018, we now plan to incorporate a few shared back office services such as bookkeeping, HR and IT. In the future we will consider communications/marketing/design, and other areas. What is your experience with back office operations? Do you contract with the vendor, asking for a reduced rate in exchange for a set amount of business? Do any shared spaces use back office operations to generate additional revenue or is the service charge pass through from the tenant to the vendor, through the shared space? Appreciate any best practices or alerts about challenges in offering shared services.

 

Lucinda Kerschensteiner, Center for Social Change
We happen to have a PT bookkeeper on staff for our sister company who we have offered out to members on a shared services basis. We have had a couple members express an interest in using her someday (so we have not earned $$ from it yet). We just charge the members for her hourly rate (what we pay her) + 10% (or so) which is an affordable rate. We also have a few members who provide professional services and in exchange for a discounted membership, they agree to provide probono services to our members (in a limited fashion). I’m curious what others offer, too.


 

Mailboxes/Mail Delivery

From an Ask-NCN Discussion

 

Nada Zohdy, OpenGov Hub, 2/4/16
We’ve been hand delivering mail to each person’s desk, but this has been very inefficient so we’re looking to install mailboxes and just wondering if anyone has taken any creative/interesting approaches beyond just traditional mailbox slots.
How do you handle mail in your center? Any creative approaches? Pictures welcome!

 

Dustin Barrington, HNS Life Center, 2/4/16
Not to be a Scrooge, but we chose not to be “creative” to avoid issues by making each organization responsible for their own mail.

We purchased a USPS approved, front loading ‘18box – 2 package’ horizontal mailbox cluster with a cabinet style enclosure through Salsbury Industries. Their URL is www.mailboxes.com<http://www.mailboxes.com>

We then registered each tenant suite separately with the local building department and US Post office.

We placed our cluster in a warm lobby for the convenience of our tenants but found later that the USPS delivery schedule did not always line up with our regular business and therefore deliveries were missed. We recently relocated it outside in the cold…

We wish that we had picked a cluster option that had slots in the doors to each box so that tenants could also use this to communicate with each other…

I hope that is a useful angle to consider.

 

Angela Baldrige, The Plantory, 2/5/16
We just use a big filing cabinet with folders for each of our members. It sits by the front desk. We put their mail in their folders and they check them at their convenience. We leave packages at their locations or put a note in their file folder if it needs to be picked up at the front desk.

 

Erin Prefontaine, Jerry Forbes Centre Foundation, 2/5/16
We’re in the operations planning stage for our new home and are leaning toward making each organization responsible for their own mail as well.

When we forecast the potential volume and issues of delivering it in-house, a good option looks like a mailbox cluster.

We will also be dealing with very cold winter weather, and possible delivery scheduling so will have to see what options are available via Canada Post.

I’d love to hear more on what other organizations with a distinct winter season and delivery scheduling conflicts are doing.

 

Cheryl, Artspace Inc., 2/5/16
We’re located in Winnipeg, and have pretty frigid winters as well.

We have a standard mailbox cluster located inside our building lobby for regular mail deliveries from Canada Post, which our members are responsible for. We also have an internal mailroom on the 4th floor in our shared-use copy centre (which includes copying, scanning, postage meter, etc.). Any packages/courier deliveries are received by our office admin staff and are placed in the mail room for our members to pick up. All our members have keys to the internal mail room so they can access their deliveries at any hour.

 

James Thomson, New Path Foundation, 2/5/16
At both of our shared space locations we have a back office behind our reception desk that houses the mail slots for each respective organization. As mail is delivered to our reception staff directly (one point of contact), they in turn place mail in the respective mail slot for each organization. The organization in turn is responsible for checking the mail slot on a frequent basis (they have a key to access this room). If packages are delivered (UPS, Purolator, etc.), our reception staff signs for the delivery and then directly notifies the organization that there is a pick up waiting; the package is placed in the back office on a counter awaiting pick up.

 

Ask-NCN Conversation 11.14.17

 

Elin Ross, Federated Charities
We have a co-work space within our larger multi-tenant space and I’m wondering how everyone handles the physical mailbox when you’re dealing with a co-work/shared space situation. Does all the mail come to a single box and you sort it for your co-work tenants? Something else?

 

Andy Neal, STAR Center
At The STAR Center, we invested in a larger multi box unit that attaches to the wall in the entryway. Each occupant has their own receptacle.


Printing

Ask-NCN 3/2/2017

 

Jenny Camhi, Leichtag Foundation
We are in the process of transitioning from a free space to a paid center. Up until now, we have offered unlimited free printing. We have now implemented a system to keep track of people’s printing and have told everyone that the first 500 prints are free, but after that we will bill. What do you all charge (if at all) for printing?

 

Bria Brown, Community Shares of Wisconsin
We have a couple of types of membership but for one:

 

  • Per copy cost – Black & White $0.06 each, Color $0.12 each.

And for the other:

 

  • Per copy cost – Black & White $0.08 each, Color $0.25 each.

 

For both, they have a printer code and we send an invoice monthly.

 

Lillian Gutierrez, The Alliance Voice of Community Nonprofits
We charge the following:
Copy/Print/Fax Costs:
0.05 Black and White per print/copy/fax cost (faxing out no cost)
0.10 Color print/copy/fax cost (faxing out no cost)

 

Kim McNamer, Consultant
Our copy prices were low. I can’t fully recall exactly what they were because the couple centers we had were priced slightly different, but I think they were no more than $0.5 for black and white and $0.10 color. They didn’t get any freebies, but we bought all the reams of white paper for the leased machines.

 

Nada Zohdy, OpenGov Hub
We literally just went through this process 🙂 We charge $15 per month per person for unlimited black and white copies/prints and 20 color copies/prints per person per month. Then any additional color pages are charged at 5 cents per page (which is the actual rate we pay).

 

Mike Gilbert, The Jones Trust
We pass through the cost of all copies. We are .03 for b/w and .07 color

 

Marc Kondrup, Midland Shared Spaces
We charge per click: $.05 for b/w, and $.13 for color. That covers the click cost + maintenance agreement charge + all paper for the two shared machines.

 

Diana Higuerra, Aurora Welcome Center
We charge:

Black and White: $0.009/copy
Color: $0.10
But it also depends on how much is the cost to you.


Best Printer/Printing Company

Ask-NCN 4/21/2017

Champagne Huges, The Flight Deck
We’re looking for printing company and looking for referrals. We’d like to have a printer that is suitable for our co-working space, handles bulk printing, and can code (for tracking prints for different companies).

If you can, can you let us know if you’re renting your printer? Did you buy it? If so, how much does it cost? Also, are you charging your co-workers per print or is it a part of their membership?
Details are highly requested but not required. 🙂

Diana Higuerra, Aurora Welcome Center
We went from a konica-minolta, which was good to a Kyocera that is working great for us. We decided to get our leasing from a local vendor that has great service and the response time on ink and others is 1 day.

We give our tenants a number of free copies black and white, depending on the square footage they occupy. For the extra copies they pay $0.009/copy. Color copies are $0.10/copy. Some of the leasing companies give you the first 10,000/month for free. We are currently paying for what we make.



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