Sharing space (and other resources) can decrease an organization's overhead costs and improve efficiency. Sharing can also help organizations expand their reach if the collaboration occurs between groups with complementary mission objectives. Aside from the benefits, some legal issues and simple precautions surrounding shared space should be considered.

Finding shared space may be a simple matter of leveraging existing networks and/or contacting organizations that serve the same population(s) as yours. Below are a few options for learning about and finding shared spaces:

  • Search idealist.org's Resources pages for the the term "shared space" for postings submitted by other organizations.

Nonprofit collaborations can lead to greater security and sustainability in the long term. Sharing office space is just one form of nonprofit collaboration.

Find examples of real, successful nonprofit collaborations, including shared space arrangements, in the Nonprofit Collaboration Database. The database is part of the Collaboration Hub, where you can search a collection of 650+ profiles of nonprofit collaborations and browse additional resources on this topic.

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