The Under One Roof Project
Benefits & Challenges of Co-Locating Nonprofit Organizations
Various communities have co-located several nonprofit organizations "under one roof" in order to gain greater efficiency through economies of scale and shared infrastructure, and to achieve greater effectiveness through stronger organizational identity, growth, cooperation, and synergy. This project provides the following services to disseminate best practices, as well as "lessons learned" regarding nonprofit co-locations.
Information and Images:
Gallery of Nonprofit Co-Locations
Bibliography on Nonprofit Co-Locations
In-depth surveys of nonprofit tenants at four co-locating nonprofit sites, focusing on tenant satisfaction, cooperation, and collaboration.
- Report summaries
Conversations with communities and foundations interested in establishing, supporting, or evaluating such co-locations
The Under One Roof Project thanks the following organizations for their financial support: The Aspen Institute's Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, University of Michigan Office of the Vice-President for Research, University of Michigan School of Social Work, Tides Foundation, and Community Service Building.