Upflex Powers Flexible Workspace For Non Profits
The All Good Work Foundation is a nationwide endeavor that was formed as a means for industry leaders and social impact organizations to collaborate to benefit the communities that they serve. This organization's main platform for doing this is what the All Good Work Foundation calls its ‘Drop-In Program’. It’s a program that connects nonprofit organizations to donated flexible workspace such as that which is found in coworking spaces and business centers. The All Good Work Foundation Drop-In Program is designed to give nonprofit organizations access to donated flexible drop-in space such as work desks and offices by the day, and meeting rooms or conference rooms by the hour. The foundation itself conducts all of the marketing, interviewing, vetting, selecting, and relationship management of the participating organizations. The program is conducted in partnership with and powered by Upflex, a company that gives coworking space operators a platform to manage hourly, daily, and long-term bookings for hotdesks, offices, and meeting rooms.
“Since our inception, Upflex has tried to find ways to solve the issue of under-utilized space to create more sustainability,” said Ginger Dhaliwal, Upflex co-founder, and CPO. “Our partnership with All Good Work for the Drop-In Program gives us another vehicle to achieve this goal, while also enabling organizations to do good in their local communities.”
This program works by enlisting companies with flexible workspaces who are willing to donate a portion of that space, which may be day desks, seats in a coworking space, or conference rooms. All Good Work then reaches out to local community organizations to identify organizations in need of workspace and connects them with the donated space. “The All Good Work Foundation has been working with the shared office industry for several years, and we’ve seen how much coworking space operators want to help and be connected to their communities,” said co-founder Nate Heasley, “and our new Drop-In Program gives them a new way to do that, at a time when it’s needed more than ever.”
Heasley went on to say that there are several benefits that workspace operators who become hosts get for donating workspace. Part of the privileges of becoming a host includes such perks as inclusion in the foundation’s $120,000+/year advertising campaigns, which advertises on behalf of operators based on the level of donation. That will enable businesses with underutilized space to turn that into free local advertising. He says it will also do such things as improve the culture in a company’s space and will give host companies a newsworthy story to tell which is great for PR purposes. This program also allows businesses with free workspace to support their community by making a direct impact on it and goes a long way towards bringing diversity into their community.
According to Upflex’s Dhaliwal, flexible workspace has also been trending in other ways besides the need for non-profits to find no-cost workspaces. Numerous workspace operators have launched short-term workspace initiatives during the pandemic. It reflects many workers’ need to escape the home office and work in a more productive, structured environment — but one that doesn’t necessarily come with long-term lease commitments. She gave as an example that in September of this year Office Space in Town launched a “new generation” offering that allows people to reserve workspace for as little as one day. The Argyll Club launched a similar product, as did WeWork, which is trialing its own short-term option.
Upflex has even been helping companies find pay-as-you-go workspaces so that company doesn’t run the risk of leasing long term workspaces that they may or may not use and get anchored to the financial commitment that goes along with that. Dhaliwal stated, “When it comes to flexible workspace, you can’t get much more flexible than pay-as-you-go. Whether it’s by the hour, by the day, or in some cases even by the minute, workspace on demand is, well, in demand. And owing to the current situation, it’s in demand more than ever.” Upflex now has workspace solutions for all size businesses and a selection of over 5,500+ locations in 75 countries.
Non-profit organizations that wish to take advantage of the All Good Work Foundation Drop-In Program or Workspace operators that want to become hosts can contact the All Good Work Foundation by phone or email. Those businesses that are interested in finding flexible workspace solutions may contact Upflex by phone, email, or by filling out the ‘Book a demo’ form found under the ‘flex solutions’ heading on their website’s drop-down menu.
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