We believe positive social change happens best through collective effort. Our mission is to strengthen networks of community organizations by providing collaboration and shared workspace services. From planning to implementation and the resources to make it happen, MARINSPACE is the only organization that provides end-to-end collaboration solutions. We make networks work so you can scale your impact while maintaining your unique focus. … Read More

Our History

MARINSPACE, founded in 1988 as Community Services Center of Marin, was established through the hard work of nonprofit leaders joining together to develop a more sustainable solution to their workspace needs. In 1998 the organization purchased and began developing and operating a Nonprofit Center at 70 Skyview Terrace in Terra Linda. Since then, the organization has continued to successfully and cost effectively provide stable, affordable, mission enhancing space to many Marin nonprofits at this location.

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Our Guiding Principles

  • Collaboration & Partnership
  • Innovation
  • Excellence & Professionalism
  • Nonprofit Supporter & Advocate
  • Sustainability


Successful nonprofits engage in effective collaborations with many different stakeholders, each complementing the other with a different set of knowledge and skills. MARINSPACE brings the following stakeholders together, to develop and maintain community partnerships in pursuit of a common goal: Connect. Share. Work. For Positive Social Impact.

  • Philanthropy
  • Nonprofit Management Support Organizations
  • Community-Based Financial Institutions
  • Tenant Organizations
  • Real Estate Service Providers
  • NonprofitCenters Network

Board of Directors

Our board is comprised of civic leaders, real estate professionals, and nonprofit sector experts. They bring a wealth of community expertise and relationships to MARINSPACE and to the community organizations we serve.

  • Debbie Levy, Chair
  • Cheryl Cinelli, Vice Chair
  • Joe Meylan, Secretary
  • Jennifer Tyrell-Smith, Treasurer
  • Lydia Cameron
  • Maureen Hochler
  • Suzie Pollak
  • Mark Rice
  • Keene Simonds
  • Roger Smith
  • Karen Stern

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Shelley Hamilton, Chief Executive Officer

After spending more than 20 years as a consultant in the emerging fields of multi-tenant nonprofit centers and community collaboration, Shelley Hamilton joined MARINSPACE in 2003 as its first Executive Director. In addition to leading and managing MARINSPACE, Shelley has facilitated strategic and business planning, organizational development, program design, and Nonprofit Center development projects for the Thoreau Center for Sustainability, Fort Mason Center, the Marin Community Foundation, The Agricultural Institute of Marin, Whistlestop, the Marin Aging Action Initiative, the United Way and others. Shelley consults and presents across the country on shared workspace and collaboration. When not focused on inspiring and supporting collective impact you’ll find her hiking/running the trails behind her house in Fairfax or on the sidelines of a Drake soccer game. Ask her which of her family members won an Ariel Award for Best Actor in Mexico, if she knows of a good web-crawler link extracting app, and where to find the best gluten free pizza! Click here to read more

RuthE. Wells, Administrative Manager

With a diverse career in administrative support and office management, RuthE. joined our staff as Administrative Manager in 2016. She says she simply followed her writing and organizational skills wherever they would take her, which included nine years on San Juan Island (WA), as well as nonprofit organizations in San Francisco and Marin. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Jamestown (ND) and a Master of Science in Arts Administration from Drexel University (Philadelphia). She is passionate about choral music, whole-food nutrition and her adopted cat family. Ask her about her connection to a Grammy Award-winning recording, her favorite quinoa recipe or her quirky tabbies!

Angela Wildman, Communications & Project Manager

A brand and marketing consultant helping local nonprofits define and deliver on their purpose, Angela joined our staff as part-time Communications & Project Manager in 2016. She has more than 10 years of award-winning creative development and project management expertise working with multinational, startup and nonprofit businesses. Angela likes working with people who are up to big things and committed to doing good in our world. When she’s not helping her clients, you’ll find her on the bay in a little red outrigger, hiking the Headlands with her fiance, or watching one of her favorite film noir movies. Ask her about her favorite flick which was filmed right in Sausalito!