Events & Workshops

What does it take to organize and sustain collaborative efforts here in Marin?

On April 7, 2016 Marin Promise Partnership and MarinSpace hosted a special Capacity2Collaborate workshop with Teri O’Brien of StriveTogether on building collaborative capacity for collective impact. Teri presented her work on fostering collective impact through shared metrics and continuous improvement. Afterward there was discussion and Q&A from all participants on their challenges, opportunities and best practices. A First for Marin […]

Aging Action Initiative Launches a Mental Health and Dementia Workshop

When interacting with older adults, it’s helpful to know how to detect behaviors that might reflect mental health or dementia issues, and how to compassionately respond and connect them to resources. The Aging Action Initiative is piloting a workshop targeted to this need. Detect & Connect²: A Workshop on Mental Health and Dementia Issues in Older Adults […]

2015 TEDxMarin TALKS and Attendee Reception

Thursday, September 17, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM (PDT) Osher Marin JCC 200 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael Get your MarinSpace 15% discount NOW  while tickets last.  Our annual live filming event survives on the generous support of our sponsors and partners. See the full list at the bottom of this page. […]

Marin Society of Artists

Event and Meeting space available at the Marin Society of Artists gallery space located at the Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, CA.

TAM’s Regional Transportation Program Workshop

Share your ideas and opinions about transportation in Marin on Jun 20th 11am-3pm at San Rafael High…..

Marin Founders Documentary Series

The first annual Marin Founders Celebration was the initial airing of the preview for the Marin Founder Documentary. Founder interviews are ongoing and if you are a founder of a Marin nonprofit….

Access to Capital is Important to Nonprofits Too

Gathering the widest diversity of funders ever assembled in Marin at one event: crowd-funders, VC investors, SBA lenders, microlenders, and new platforms to get you access to money now. ….

Marin Founders Celebration

The Marin Nonprofit Founders first annual event will bring together founders to publicly acknowledge and celebrate the work that they have done for the Marin community.

The Partnership Prize: Call for Nominations

“Call for Nominations” for the first-of-its-kind Partnership Prize recognizing exemplary partnerships developed in the North Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, including Marin, Napa and Sonoma counties.

Nonprofit Capacity Building 2013 – What has Changed?

As part of the nonprofit capacity building sector we do our best to stay up-to-date on trends and promising practices in the field. Here is a great webcast from the very informative Nonprofit Quarterly Folks.

Greening for Profit – 2-day Program

The short version of “Greening for Profit” program coming up on June 27 & 28 has a couple of slots available for 2 nonprofits that wish to attend for FREE!

Making Collaboration Work – ED Round Table, Thu Feb 2nd, 9-10:30am

Shelley Hamilton, CEO of MarinSpace, will be facilitating a CVNL Executive Director’s Roundtable on Collaboration on Feb 2nd 9-10:30am

Congratulations Nominees!

Congratulations to the following MarinSpace tenants, board members and clients nominated for 2011 Heart of Marin awards:  Lydia Cameron,  Senior Access, Diane Linn and Richard Waxman.

Collaboration: Stories from the field

Shelley Hamilton, CEO of MarinSpace, help out with a little Graphic Recording at last week’s Nonprofit Conference in Marin, hosetd by the Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership. Based on MarinSpace’s extensive experience with collaboration and collaborative workspace, Shelley helped document the conference session entitled: Collaboration: Stories from the Field with Steven Boyer, Makini Hassan, […]

BrownBag Lunch Conversation on Social Enterprise

Shelley Hamilton, CEO MarinSpace, will be facilitating a Brown Bag Lunch conversation on Social Enterprise with the Marin Nonprofit Consultants Network – October 12th, 12n-1:30pm.

2011 Nonprofit Trends from May 2011 ED Roundtable

Nonprofit colleagues collectively created a landscape Trend Map that each could use to guide their Boards and staff in planning for the future. Since we all operate in the same external climate, why duplicate efforts. View the 2011 Nonprofit Trends map…

MarinSpace at the Human Race

MarinSpace participated at the 2011 Human Race.

Nonprofit Trends – ED Roundtable May 5th 9am

Join your ED/CEO colleagues in collectively creating a landscape Trend Map that we can each use to guide our Boards and staff in planning for the future. Why duplicate efforts, we all operate in the same external climate. Let’s work together to produce something useful for ourselves and our colleagues.

Senior Access Art Program Eases Dementia Fears

An exhibit of 75 pieces of art created by Senior Access dementia and memory loss clients is being shown free to the public at the county’s Division of Aging & Adult Services, 10 North San Pedro Road, San Rafael, from 9:00am to 4:30pm weekdays through July.

Staffing Structures for Nonprofit Centers – a Webinar on March 24th 11am

Shelley Hamilton, CEO of MarinSpace, will be presenting a Webinar on best practices in Nonprofit Center staffing structures – Thu March 24th at 11am

Free Nonprofit Industry Roundtables – March to May

Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP are hosting their annual Nonprofit Roundtable series on topics such as Real Estate Leasing for Nonprofit Landlords, The New 990, and Nonprofit Capital Financing. These free 2 hour workshops are an excellent source of information, directly from legal experts with an outstanding reputation in Nonprofit management. Visit their website for more details or contact them at or 415-677-5208

Property Tax Exemption Workshop 1/27

MCF is offering a very helpful training session on how your organization can qualify for property tax exemption if it is located in a building owned by a nonprofit landlord.

Emergency Planning Workshop – Feb. 3, 2011

Free workshop hosted by CVNL on how to keep your program functioning during an emergency. Hands on tools. Walk away with a draft of your angencies own plan.

Trends in the Nonprofit Sector – Jul 14, 2010

Discussion Topic for the July 14th Nonprofit Consultants Network Brown Bag Lunch Conversation What trends are you seeing with your clients these days? Come join in a roundtable discussion with your colleagues to explore and discuss shifts and trends in the sector as a whole, and how these are being played out (or not) in […]

Hub SoMa Grand Opening Celebration – May 27, 2010

Looking forward to the Hub SoMa’s Grand Opening Launch this evening. If you get a chance – Check out the Hub’s brand new 8600 square foot space in the newly minted Social Innovation Complex on Mission Street in San Francisco (either online or in-person). Space-sharing neighbors include Intersection for the Arts, TechShop and more!

2009 Nonprofit Workspace Study Presentation – Dec 3, 2010

HELPING NONPROFITS LEVERAGE THEIR WORKSPACE IN TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES When: December 3rd 8:30am – 11:30am Were: Marin Nonprofit Resource Center at 555 Northgate Dr. Join MarinSpace, its panel of real estate and nonprofit experts, and your colleagues to discuss the implications of the 2009 MarinSpace Nonprofit Workspace Study. The panel will share its knowledge of […]

Information Booth at the Marin Nonprofit Conference

October 29, 2009 Come visit our information booth at the Marin Nonprofit Conference and get a sneak peek at the preliminary results of our 2009 Nonprofit Workspace Study.

Nonprofit Facilities Conference in Oakland – Oct 27, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 8:30 AM – 4:45 PM Shelley Hamilton, CEO of MarinSpace will be presenting a session on facility management planning this month at the Building for Sustainable Communities conference in Oakland. To register for the event or for more information click here. Building for Sustainable Communities: Nonprofit Facilities and Shared Workspace Learn […]

Webinar: Building the Case for Nonprofit Centers Jul 23, 2010

On July 23, join MarinSpace CEO, Shelley Hamilton, and the NonprofitCenters Network in an online conversation about making the case for your project idea to finders, board members, and potential tenants. This webinar will give participants the tools they need to advocate for their project, raise funds, and recruit tenants. Click here to register for […]

Nonprofit Shared Space and Services Conference – May 18, 2010

Building Opportunities: The Nonprofit Shared Space and Services Conference May 18-20, 2009 Washington, DC As nonprofit organizations search for strategies to weather hard economic times, the 2009 Building Opportunities Conference will offer proven models to reduce costs, gain greater efficiencies, and enhance community programs through shared space and services. Join more than 250 leaders from […]