This article was originally published in Allwork.Space.
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.
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.
For instance, in September 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 trialling its own short-term option.
Flexible space for non-profit organizations
Now the All Good Work Foundation, a nonprofit social responsibility program for the flexible space industry, has launched its own ultra-flexible offering for the social impact sector.
Its ‘Drop-In Program’ provides nonprofit organizations with instant access to office space in the form of desks and offices by the day, and meeting rooms by the hour.
“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 the community,” 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.”
The program works by enlisting flexible workspaces who are willing to donate 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 connect them with donated space.
The new service is powered by Upflex, an online platform that gives flexible space operators the ability to manage short-term workspace rentals.
“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 that do good in their local communities.”
Local nonprofits in the social impact sector, and workspaces wishing to donate space to the program, can sign up online here.