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Week 47, 2020

This week we share stories about gifting, measuring impact, WFH burnout, invisible economies and more.

🎁 Could this get more people to try coworking?

A simple ‘hack’ has helped a lot of people overcome the excuses they’d used to not try out new things like staying at boutique hotels, interesting excursions, new activities, group sports, gym classes and more.

This hack wasn’t anything ultra-geeky, but the simple introduction and clever marketing of gift cards.

Happy customers or thoughtful gift-givers buy access for friends, loved-ones and colleagues. This simple act has led to many people (myself included) experiencing new things, and becoming long-term customers of the industries they were ‘gifted access’ into.

#GiftWorkspace is a global coordinated campaign to begin normalizing the idea of ‘gifting workspace’ to people who want or could benefit from access to local spaces that inspire, refocus and recharge professionally.

You, your management platform, and favorite booking platforms are all invited to join in!

👉 Learn more and join in for free here.

🤸‍♀️ My own experience with gifted access.

🎯 Coworking changes lives, but how can our impact be measured?

Cat Johnson 🇺🇸 shares an insightful (and inspiring) post about how she experienced the impact that coworking had on her life, and how you can use the Social Impact Canvas to measure your social & community impact.

👉 Read more about this here.

😵 WFH burnout is turning more tech workers to coworking & flex.

Gregory Scruggs 🇺🇸 shares in GeekWire how work from home burnout is increasing the popularity for coworking and flexible workspaces in Seattle. 

👉 Read more about this here.

💬 4 local coworking spaces share stories of growth & learning.

Robert Kropp 🇩🇪 starts his series on Local Coworking Spaces Stories by sharing from his discussions with David Brown 🇬🇧 (GOOD SPACE), Nicole Dau 🇩🇪 (CoworkLand), Christopher Schmidhofer 🇩🇪 (VR Coworking powered by weXelwirken) and Sarah Zendeh 🇩🇪 (SaltLabs workplaces + coffee).

👉 Read more about this here.

🏡 Burlington, Vermont’s become home to an “invisible economy”. 

NPR covers how small cities have drawn in top tech talent to work remotely, and how the pandemic has accelerated the trend – and what the ever-growing number of “the remotes” means for locals.

👉 Read more about this here.

🧩 Town of Gilbert partners with HUUB to support local businesses.

jenny poon 🇺🇸 of CO+HOOTS & HUUB shared that they’ve secured a new partnership to launch a ‘Gilbert HUUB’ – a city-wide platform to help businesses access grant-funded consultants, a hyperlocal business community, free tactical workshops and grant/funding opportunities.

👉 Read more about this here.

🇪🇺 2020 Coworking Europe Survey closes on Nov 25th.

Carsten Foertsch 🇩🇪 from deskmag is back with a new coworking survey, this time a little shorter and focussing primarily on how coworking spaces are doing in Europe this year.

👉 Read more about this here.

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👋 New ambassadors.

Jessica Knapp 🇳🇿 joins to help us better support entrepreneurial, freelancer and coworking communities across PACAM from New Zealand.

Yann (Shalf) Heurtaux 🇨🇭 stepped up to help us better support coworking, creative and maker spaces in Switzerland.

Wondering about included, or coworking, in these regions? Connect with them both here.

📆 Coworking events.

Today: Coworking Convos : creating community impact. 11am Pacific | 2pm Eastern | 6pm GMT 

👉 RSVP (for free) here.

Nov 25-27: Coworking Europe goes virtual with conference and content hub. 

👉 RSVP here.

🎙 Coworking podcasts.

Bernie Mitchell 🇬🇧 & Zeljko Crnjaković 🇷🇸 chat with Neil Usher 🇬🇧 about his books (Elemental Workplace and Elemental Change) and a chapter he wrote about safety – both physical & psychological.

🎧 Listen to this.

Jamie Russo 🇺🇸 chats with Gina Catalano 🇺🇸 and Katina Koller 🇺🇸 about how they sold out of offices in their coworking space, that opened amidst the global pandemic. 

🎧 Listen to this.

💼 Coworking jobs.

Workbar 🇺🇸 (Boston, MA) is hiring a Performance Marketing Manager. 

👉 Check this out here.

WorkHub 🇮🇳 (Bengaluru, India) is hiring an Assistant Community Manager. 

👉 Check this out here.

COhatch 🇺🇸 (Cleveland, OH) is hiring a Sales and Development Leader.

👉 Check this out here.

NowSpace 🇺🇸 (Austin, TX) is hiring a Space Planner.

👉 Check this out here.

OfficeDepot 🇺🇸 (Chanhassen, MN) is hiring a CoWorking Manager. 

👉 Check this out here.

Industrious 🇺🇸 (New York City, NY) is hiring a General Manager, North America. 

👉 Check this out here.

⌨️ This week's curator.

About This. is a weekly newsletter summarizing the coworking celebrations, stories, market moves, tech updates and discussions you may have missed.

Newsletters are curated by Hector Kolonas and made available for free via email or this website.

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