Keeping the coworking movement moving.

We're here to ensure anyone who's interested in coworking can find the people and resources they need to participate.

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Who are we?

We're Open Coworking, a nonprofit organization founded in 2012 to defend and advance the core values that make the coworking movement so special.

Coworking has grown so quickly because the people who ignited the movement back in San Francisco in 2005 created decentralized, open-source resources anyone could join and contribute to.

Those resources, like the Coworking Google Group, Coworking Wiki, and Coworking Blog, have been critical in empowering people everywhere to learn from each other and build coworking communities in their regions.

We want to see lots of successful coworking spaces, but we want to see those spaces do more than just share workspace.

We want to see them taking full advantage of the potential coworking has to do good in the world by embodying the core values of Community, Openness, Collaboration, Accessibilty, and Sustainability.

We believe in the potential coworking has to help the world have a better relationship with work. We're dedicated to ensuring this movement realizes its potential through you, in any way we can.

The resources we help maintain

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.

The Coworking Visa

With over 450 participating spaces worldwide, the visa gives even the smallest community a chance to feel like they're part of something bigger by through shared access for members.

The Coworking Google Group

An open discussion group with nearly 6,000 members, the Coworking Google Group is home to thousands of in-depth discussions around every imaginable aspect of coworking.

The Coworking Leadership Slack Channel

With 144 members and 5,100 messages exchanged so far, the Slack channel is quickly becoming known as an easy and casual way to connect with fellow coworking enthusiasts.

The Coworking Blog

With 208 posts dating back to 2006, The Coworking Blog has become a compendium for stories that show just how far the movement reaches.