Study: Marin nonprofits can benefit by sharing space, lowering leases

This was the headline from an article in the Business Section of the Marin Independent Journal today (12/4/09). Our 2009 Nonprofit Workspace Study and panelist event was featured on the front page of the Business section. Some of the highlights of the article include:

Shelley Hamilton, CEO of MarinSpace, said the nine-month project by the 20-year-old agency morphed from smaller-scale market research as “we were noticing increased impact on work spaces as budgets were shifting, staff was shifting and programs were shifting.

“This study can help people in making their work space work better in tough economic times.”

“I got some good take-aways on leasing negotiations and knowing what to ask for,” she said (Linda McCarty of Autistry Studios of Corte Madera)

“In these economic times, you can renegotiate your lease and maybe get a lower price,” said Lopez, who noted he planned to evaluate office equipment and layout “to make it more useful for people at work.” (Cesar Lopez, office manager for the Parent Services Project).

For more information the whole article can be found at:

And a copy of the presentation from yesterday’s event can be found here

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