A solution for the Cape Town non-profit crowd

If you’ve always associated coworking spaces with copywriters and coders, it’s time to reframe your mindset. In recent times, shared offices have lured a plethora of working professionals and businesses from various industries. 

Lawyers, accountants, marketers and media – you name it. And now, even Cape Town non-profit organisations (NPOs) are getting in on the action to keep costs down and establish a professional office front. 

Coworking benefits for NPOs

It’s no secret that Cape Town non-profit organisations are continuously looking for ways to reduce their operating expenses, which is why many are turning to available coworking spaces across the city, and further afield.

“Unfortunately, office space is one of the highest costs for an NPO,” says Tia Loubser, Office Manager at  Edufundi, a programme providing sustainable mentorship in South African Primary schools.

“When we were looking for new office premises, we decided to consider the option of a shared space, and I’m glad we did. We loved the look and feel of Venture Workspace’s Claremont office, and since being here from April 2022, we’re no longer sinking capital into rent and day-to-day expenses.”

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For the team at Khululeka Grief Support, the motivation to consider a shared office space is its suitability for their new hybrid way of working, post-Covid. 

“What we love most about coworking is that we can focus our attention on our work within the community, while our office needs are well taken care of,” says Khululeka Director, Wendy Lessing

“Venture Workspace provides a reliable, flexible and professional working environment that has allowed us to reduce our monthly running costs quite considerably. Of course, the opportunity to network and spread the word about our initiative is an added perk,” she adds.

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CSR efforts at Venture Workspace

While various Cape Town non-profit organisations occupy spaces at Venture Workspace’s three branches, the team continues to place a high value on their own social responsibility efforts. 

“Community building forms part of our company ethos, and there’s no reason we shouldn’t extend these efforts far beyond our office walls,” says Founder, Louis Fourie

Through a long-running partnership with Khayelitsha-based children’s shelter, Baphumelele, Venture Workspace has managed to put its skills and resources to good use, giving back to those who need it most.

“Thanks to Louis and his team, we’ve received tables, clothes, blankets, shoes, pots, and so many other necessary supplies,” says Rosie ‘Mama Rosie’ Mashale, Baphumelele’s Managing Director.

“Their support has helped us to save young, innocent children, whose lives have been impacted by HIV/Aids. It is because of people like them who help to give these children back their childhood, their smiles, their trust in life and a brighter future. We are so very grateful for their support.”

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If you’re an NPO seeking an affordable, yet professional home base for your operations, don’t hesitate to get in contact with our team. We’d love to have you join us at either our Claremont, Constantia, or Somerset West offices. 

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