Co-working spaces in NoCo offer free memberships to nonprofits

FORT COLLINS — An alliance of co-working spaces in Northern Colorado is teaming up with the All Good Work foundation to provide memberships to area nonprofits.

Fo(co)works, an alliance of eight Fort Collins co-working spaces, is partnering with New York-based All Good Work, which matches nonprofits with co-working spaces.

The goal is to provide space and networking for social-impact groups, said Angel Kwiatkowski, founder of fo(co)works and owner of two co-working spaces, Cohere and Cohere Bandwidth.

“I would like to see more nonprofits able to access co-working spaces and now have the price of membership deter them from joining,” Kwiatkowski told BizWest. “My ultimate goal is to help them get the support they need and have a professional, nice office to come to instead of having to work at the kitchen table. That helps them find success, get more funding and work on their strategic plan so they can eventually launch out of a co-working space.”

All eight of the members of the alliance are offering up at least one membership. Interested nonprofits can apply through All Good Work to be matched.

To Kwiatkowski and members of the alliance, she said it was worth it to give up a membership at her co-working spaces in order to give back to the community.

“I’m coming from a place of abundance,” she said. “I don’t feel that doing one thing that’s nice for one person will be detrimental to my business. I might not be able to give away 99, but I can certainly give away one membership. It’s nice to be able to tell the story of the nonprofit that matched with us, support them and help them.”