Denver Shared Spaces

Problem

The sustainability and economic success of nonprofits is often impacted by an organization’s ability to find affordable space, reduce overhead, and find innovative ways to effectively advance their mission.

Solution

Through the Denver Office of Strategic Partnerships, Mayor Hancock helped create the Denver Shared Spaces project in 2009 to maximize nonprofit resources through a shared space model. Resources for the project have been raised by public investment (dollars from various city agencies), and some private investments. This model is an effective tool for increasing efficiency and effectiveness in nonprofit partners by reducing duplicative efforts, sharing overhead costs and creating a space for sharing best practices and collaboration.