What is coworking?
Coworking is a movement started in Europe in 2006 that has quickly spread around the world. Coworking spaces are shared office spaces, often designed in an open plan fashion, that bring together people that would normally be working alone at home or in coffee shops. It is based on the idea that freelancers and other work-from-home professionals have a need to get out of their home-based offices and interact with other like-minded individuals.
Coworking at Nido
At its core, coworking is a community. Our coworking space serves parents that work remotely or run small businesses. Our members include designers, teachers, software developers, photographers, writers, and other professionals. Our space is both beautiful and functional. We have long tables with seats available on a first-come first-served basis. Our members have plenty of access to electric outlets, connection to fast wi-fi, and a wireless printer/scanner/copier/fax machine. We also have a conference room, break room, and private work room.
Networking and professional support
Working in a shared office space gives our members opportunities to collaborate and network with other professionals in an array of different fields. Our members include designers, photographers, writers, programmers, teachers, and small business owners. You're sure to find someone to bounce ideas off of and connect you to the resources and people you need.
Our members are active in their community, and Nido wants to support their engagement. We host member events on a regular basis. Examples of events include skillshares, Q&A's about a specific field of work or parenting topic, meetups, babywearing demonstrations, breastfeeding cafes and support groups, craft nights, you name it!
Nido also plans monthly happy hours, networking events, and seminars.
Everyone at Nido contributes to our community by participating in our co-op system. We do our best to match co-op tasks to your schedule and skill set. Some of our members do daily tasks like making coffee or washing dishes, while others volunteer on community workdays or help with special classroom projects. There are also options to help with our blog, our newsletter, and event planning. If you have a specific skill that you would like to use as your co-op contribution, please let us know.
At the end of each term, we have a meeting to discuss how things went and how we could make things even better for the next term. We collect feedback from members on a regular basis via anonymous surveys, and our end-of-term meetings create an opportunity for dialogue about that feedback. We ask that each member attend one meeting per year - but you are welcome to attend as many as you like!