The Coworking Wiki
With a directory of spaces that covers 478 cities in 81 countries, the wiki is one of the movement's most critical entry points for many people new to coworking.
We're on a mission to ensure anyone anywhere can find a community of people to belong to, so no one has to feel like they're on their own. More people need to be part of great coworking communities. While the coworking movement has done so much to facilitate this, there is still so much more to be done. We're here to help coworking communities grow, better and stronger, so that more people can benefit from what they have to offer.
To do this, we're going to hire people to focus their attention on growing and supporting the movement in every way we can. But to be able to do this, we need your support.
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The wiki, the blog, and the Visa program are all in dire need of some tender loving care. We'll call upon our existing networks of volunteers, ambassadors, and City Curators to help us update and clean up these resources, so they'll be even more useful to newcomers.
We'll reach out to our network of volunteers to find powerful and inspiring stories of people who had great and valuable experiences in coworking communities. We'll develop an editorial schedule, publishing new stories on a regular basis, and looking for opportunities to push the conversations about coworking forward.
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Right now, Open Coworking is registered as a Washington State nonprofit. In January 2016, we'll begin the process of re-incorporating as a 501(c)(3), 501(c)(6), or another entity that will enable us to continue to grow and represent the movement in the best way possible.
The organization is also, for now, heavily influenced by its largely US-based team members. We'll undertake the effort to develop a structure that ensures all major regions of the world are represented in our ongoing efforts.
With the help of like-minded partners, we'll develop a series of programs that will be free for coworking spaces to implement to ensure more people have better ways to form deeper bonds in their communities.
With spaces opening and closing around the world daily, developing an accurate map of the world's coworking communities is a seemingly impossible task. With our network of City Curators, however, we can take a big challenge and make it small enough to tackle.
In 2016, we'll continue to develop our software and our network of curators and launch a map that will make it easier for anyone to find the coworking communities in their area that are right for them.
Working with our friends at Emergent Research, we'll put together a study that coworking spaces could distribute to their members to collect data that we'll analyze, summarize, and turn into handy reports that the participating communities could then use to demonstrate to local governments and institutions the kind of impact their spaces have.
Get coworking officially acknowledged by the White House, and as many other government and established institutions as possible. Look for ways to represent the needs of the independent workforce in policy conversations.
With your support, we intend to do all of the above, and more. Become an official Supporter of Open Coworking today!Become a supporter