Build Communities

Building Connections and Building Community

More than just offices, nonprofit centers become sustainable centers of strength for communities to dream together, work together, and grow together. Green nonprofit centers not only result in shared overhead costs but also create a hub for social change organizations, where shared ideas can turn into shared action. But meaningful collaboration doesn't happen by itself.

Creating a vibrant community resource takes careful planning at the beginning of the project and ongoing attention as a facility opens and grows. We have gathered the best practices from hundreds of nonprofit centers that have become thriving spaces for social change. Nonprofit centers can offer educational programs, visual art exhibitions, shared library resources, meeting spaces, and much more to their tenants and local communities. 

Related Publications

  • Measuring Collaborations: The Benefits and Impacts of Nonprofit Centers
    The first study to measure the economic, environmental, and community impacts of nonprofit centers. It reveals the value of shared space and services and the keys to meaningful impact.