Jo Meunier (née Disney)

All Good Work Foundation Launches Flexible Workspace Program For Nonprofit Organizations

This article was originally published in Allwork.Space.

When it comes to flexible workspace, you can’t get much more flexible than pay-as-you-go.

Whether it’s by the hour, by the day, or in some cases even by the minute, workspace on demand is, well, in demand. And owing to the current situation, it’s in demand more than ever.

Numerous workspace operators have launched short-term workspace initiatives during the pandemic. It reflects many workers’ need to escape the home office and work in a more productive, structured environment — but one that doesn’t necessarily come with long-term lease commitments.

For instance, in September this year, Office Space in Town launched a “new generation” offering that allows people to reserve workspace for as little as one day. The Argyll Club launched a similar product, as did WeWork, which is trialling its own short-term option.

Flexible space for non-profit organizations

Now the All Good Work Foundation, a nonprofit social responsibility program for the flexible space industry, has launched its own ultra-flexible offering for the social impact sector.

Its ‘Drop-In Program’ provides nonprofit organizations with instant access to office space in the form of desks and offices by the day, and meeting rooms by the hour.

“The All Good Work Foundation has been working with the shared office industry for several years, and we’ve seen how much coworking space operators want to help and be connected to the community,” said co-founder Nate Heasley, “and our new Drop-In Program gives them a new way to do that, at a time when it’s needed more than ever.”

The program works by enlisting flexible workspaces who are willing to donate space, which may be day desks, seats in a coworking space, or conference rooms. All Good Work then reaches out to local community organizations to identify organizations in need of workspace and connect them with donated space.

The new service is powered by Upflex, an online platform that gives flexible space operators the ability to manage short-term workspace rentals.

“Since our inception, Upflex has tried to find ways to solve the issue of under-utilized space to create more sustainability,” said Ginger Dhaliwal, Upflex co-founder and CPO. “Our partnership with All Good Work for the Drop-In Program gives us another vehicle to achieve this goal, while also enabling organizations that do good in their local communities.”

Local nonprofits in the social impact sector, and workspaces wishing to donate space to the program, can sign up online here.

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How All Good Work Hosts Are Providing Safe Workspaces For Residents [Survey]

With stay-at-home orders lifting, many workers are now able to escape their home office and return to their place of work. However, not everyone feels ready to do so.

For All Good Work Foundation Residents who are thinking about going back to their coworking space, this research from the All Good Work team may help put your mind at ease.

A survey of 30 workspace hosts, covering a total of 42 workspace locations around Silicon Valley and the Bay Area, provides detailed insights into how our partners are responding to the current situation and the measures they have implemented to welcome Residents back, safely.

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How All Good Work Resident, Urban Ed Academy, is Creating Equal Opportunities for Students

Equity in education.

If this phrase doesn’t mean much to you, it should. Because to children studying at schools in certain areas of the US, it means everything.

There is a distinct lack of cultural diversity among teachers in American schools. Our populations aren’t being reflected in the school systems designed to teach them.

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Coworking Foundation, All Good Work, Expands to San Francisco

  • The All Good Work Foundation, a social responsibility program for the coworking sector, has expanded to San Francisco.
  • Ahead of its official launch, the Foundation has placed a number of nonprofit organizations in donated workspace.
  • All Good Work is marking its arrival in San Francisco with a launch event at Regus, one of the workspace donors.
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Work Better: Coworking Space Member Brings Autistic Filmmaking Talents Into Focus

  • All Good Work matches social impact and nonprofit organizations with workspaces with room to spare; All Good Work currently has over 20 participating workspace hosts.
  • All Good Work recently placed AdaptLab Filmmakers in Work Better in NYC.
  • AdaptLab helps filmmakers with learning differences to work on productions.

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Refugee Support Group, RiF Finds Coworking Home In Alley New York

This article was originally written in collaboration with Nate Heasley and was featured in Allwork.Space

The world is in the grip of a refugee crisis. Millions of people are fleeing violence in their home countries and seeking refuge over borders and across seas. According to the UNHCR, 65.6 million people were forcibly displaced worldwide by war, violence and persecution at the end of 2016 — more than at any time in the UNHCR’s seven-decade history.

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All Good Work Finds A Manhattan Home For Co-Living Nonprofit, BASE

This article was originally written in collaboration with Nate Heasley and was featured in Allwork.Space

Marla “MZ” Goodman is a self-confessed “activist mom and problem-solver”. When she’s not building digital products for consumer brands or spending time with her family, she’s laying the groundwork for a pretty amazing master plan in New York City, called BASE.

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Independent Coworking Spaces Lead The Way In Charitable Giving Program

This article was originally written in collaboration with Jo Meunier and was featured in Allwork.Space

For workspaces that thrive on people-centric communities, their greatest asset is not necessarily space or amenities but the coming-together of members and the mutual thread of amity and support that connects them.

Therefore it’s perhaps not surprising that the goodwill of these spaces frequently extends to charitable giving projects beyond their own four walls.

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Workspace Donation Program Invites Operators To Mark #GivingTuesday

This article was originally written in collaboration with Jo Meunier and was featured in Allwork.Space

Feature image taken from Giving Tuesday website. 

The end-of year holiday season is a time when people turn their attention to goodwill and giving. Yet in recent years, this time has also become focused on the commercial frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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Two More Coworking Spaces Join All Good Work Foundation

This article was originally written in collaboration with Jo Meunier and was featured in Allwork.Space

Feature image The Farm Coworking, Style Me Pretty Event. Grabbed from The Farm Coworking Facebook Page. 

The flexible workspace industry is no stranger to charity work, which is clearly evident in the ongoing expansion of the All Good Work foundation. Its most recent Hosts include Cohere Coworking in Fort Collins, Colorado, and The Farm Coworking in SoHo, New York City, which are now both ready to welcome their first nonprofit Residents.

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