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the solutions
SPACE
•Create or support
shared spaces,
nonprofit centers, and
hubs
•Support nonprofit
real estate acquisiti...
the solutions
MOREIDEAS
• Encourage philanthropic leaders to advocate to developers and
government (impact fees; become pa...
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Nonprofit Displacement Project | Solutions

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A group of foundations, government funders and nonprofits have crowd-sourced solutions some immediate and some long-term.

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Nonprofit Displacement Project | Solutions

  1. 1. the solutions SPACE •Create or support shared spaces, nonprofit centers, and hubs •Support nonprofit real estate acquisition and leasing •Provide funding directly related to space and acquisition of property • Support community/ nonprofit facility ownership (CAST model) • Map properties adaptable to nonprofit use and under-utilized spaces •Help nonprofits negotiate longer-term leases FUNDING •Increase general operating support •Fund increased operating costs (space and personnel) •Offer larger and/or multi-year grants •Support donor- designated, pooled and other dedicated funds •Increase funding for community advocacy and economic development organizations •Eliminate admin/indirect percentage •Offer emergency grants for moving and tenant improvements TECHNICALASSISTANCE •Provide “matchmaking” for sharing space •Create a database for sharing, leasing, or purchasing space •Offer TA on business, financial, and space planning •Offer workshops on real estate readiness and ownership strategies •Support the creation of one-stop resource centers •Facilitate nonprofit mergers •Provide TA on negotiating with landlords •Provide TA for Community Benefit Agreements POLICY •Promote inclusion of nonprofit space in new developments (zoning) •Pursue “set-asides” to purchase during downturns •Investigate “Rent control” oriented strategies •Promote living wage policies •Fund nonprofits when they move to new communities •Develop ‘down- market’ strategies • Promote community benefits
  2. 2. the solutions MOREIDEAS • Encourage philanthropic leaders to advocate to developers and government (impact fees; become partners in building diverse communities) • Conduct outreach to nonprofit developers to explore community hubs • Connect with neighboring cities experiencing secondary impacts of SF and Oakland displacement • Host convenings related to nonprofit space that advance solutions • Engage in advocacy that draws attention to the sector’s economic force, social impact, and contribution • Develop and provide a “Continuum of Care/Sustainability” approach • Keep this issue in the headlines and sustain diverse and thriving neighborhoods

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