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Looking for the nuts and bolts of creating and operating your own mission-driven shared space? Developing and running a nonprofit center requires real estate know-how with a unique nonprofit lens – not an easy task. No matter what stage you’re in, this boot camp will provide a road map full of tips, success stories, and common pitfalls to avoid.

This training is recommended for anyone who is leading or supporting a shared space project, including nonprofit leaders and Board of Directors members, as well as any funders or representatives from local/regional governments who are, or are considering, supporting a nonprofit center project.

What you can expect in this training:

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To hear about how a nonprofit center is defined with a range of examples and best practices and trends from the field.

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To learn about the benefits of  colocation for nonprofits, their teams, and the communities they serve, and how to frame these benefits into a compelling pitch.

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To understand a detailed project road map that layers real estate expertise with shared space conditions including feasibility, finding a building, becoming a landlord, and more.

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To decipher the pros and cons of different kinds of pre-development and capital funding, including capital campaigns, bonds, traditional debt financing, and more.

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To hear actionable tips to ignite connection and engagement among your tenants within your center, as well as decide if a collaborative governance approach is right for you.

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To discover where to find more help if you need it, including how NCN and its network can support your journey through membership or through a consulting engagement.

What's Included:

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Hours of trainings

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Modules of expert content

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Downloadable Guides, Templates, & Resources

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Module 1:
About Nonprofit Centers

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Module 2:
Mission and Vision

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Module 3:
Planning for Success

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Module 4:
Real Estate 101 – Finding a Building

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Module 5:
Capital Expenses – Paying for the Project

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Module 6:
Real Estate 102 – Becoming a Landlord

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Module 7:
The Business of Space

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Module 8:
Case Study – The Literacenter

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Module 9:
Partnerships and Collaboration

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Module 10:
Decision Making and Governance

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Module 11:
Making Your Case

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Module 12:
Next Steps

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