Openings:

Grant Research Center Open

Co-Working space phased opening starting mid-September

Meeting rooms available to members starting mid-September

What is Nonprofit Austin at ACC’s CommunitySpace?

Nonprofit Austin @ ACC’s CommunitySpace is a place to gather, collaborate, and energize; a hub of private and quiet areas where one can focus or mingle; a place that sparks dialogue, collaboration, and networking among and between members, the nonprofit sector, and Austin Community College.  It is a place to grow nonprofit effectiveness and community.

This initiative leverages ACC’s role in the community, providing a critical nonprofit need – physical meeting space – and the unique value proposition of ACC, to create an essential asset to support the area’s nonprofits and to better the Greater Austin community. It includes

  • variable co-working options, offices, and
  • an array of meeting and events, and
  • a Grant Research Center, and
  • a Nonprofit Library, and
  • a Know How Mentoring Network,

Located at 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, 78752, CommunitySpace accesses three floors of ACC’s former District Offices, providing meeting spaces that allow 12 to 100+ participants.  All meeting rooms include multimedia PC, ceiling projector, podium, and whiteboard(s). A specially equipped teleconference room is also available.

All revenue generated from CommunitySpace, not needed for its operations, go to a Scholarship Fund for ACC students administered by the ACC Foundation.

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Nonprofit Austin @ ACC’s CommunitySpace is committed to working within a framework that integrates social justice principles while supporting and respecting accountability to advance social equity within the nonprofit community.  Recognizing historic disparities that limit adherence to generally accepted organizational standards, we strive to address and eliminate such roadblocks in our programs and services.

Nonprofit Austin will provide free aid to those members who are not Texas nonprofit corporations to obtain their Texas nonprofit corporation status, obtain their Employers Identification Number, and draft their bylaws. We will also assist CommunitySpace members to apply for IRS 501(c)(3) determinations for a fee.

Membership Options

There are three levels of membership, with varying CommunitySpace amenities and benefits.

Connector Members

Connector members receive a physical space to work, connect with other nonprofit organizations and practitioners, and have access to CommunitySpace’s many amenities, benefits, and working areas, including our meeting and event space. They do not have dedicated space, nor can they store anything overnight. Connectors join for a six-month period at a time.

This membership category is open to any group (or individual) that is already incorporated as a Texas Nonprofit corporation or will do so within 30 days of their becoming a CommunitySpace member.  We will provide free aid assist members to become Texas nonprofit corporations.

Connector and Collaborator members commit:

  • To fulfill all Membership Agreement and payment terms.
  • To subscribe to ACC’s Mission, Vision & Values and generally contribute to the success of ACC and its students.
  • To commit to collaboration and participation within the CommunitySpace community.
  • To agree to help market ACC and Nonprofit Austin program services and initiatives and host at least one gathering annually with their Board and key stakeholders for an ACC presentation.
  • To subscribe to strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion in their own organization and in the community.
  • To agree that offices and working areas be used primarily for administrative operations with limited delivery of client services.

CommunitySpace understands that some members may have limited funds and/or capacity.  CommunitySpace will interpret these commitments in ways that do not create undue burdens on its members.

Collaborator Members

Collaborator members receive a dedicated work area with storage. They may receive mail care of CommunitySpace and enjoy greater benefits than Connectors. Collaborators join for a twelve-month period at a time.

This membership category is open to any functioning Texas nonprofit corporation that is already an IRS Section 501(c)(3) entity, or which will apply for that determination within 30 days of their becoming a CommunitySpace member. We will assist members to obtain IRS section 501 (c)(3) determinations for al low fee.

Connector and Collaborator members commit:

  • To fulfill all Membership Agreement and payment terms.
  • To subscribe to ACC’s Mission, Vision & Values and generally contribute to the success of ACC and its students.
  • To commit to collaboration and participation within the CommunitySpace community.
  • To agree to help market ACC and Nonprofit Austin program services and initiatives and host at least one gathering annually with their Board and key stakeholders for an ACC presentation.
  • To subscribe to strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion in their own organization and in the community.
  • To agree that offices and working areas be used primarily for administrative operations with limited delivery of client services.

CommunitySpace understands that some members may have limited funds and/or capacity.  CommunitySpace will interpret these commitments in ways that do not create undue burdens on its members.

Cornerstone Members

Cornerstone members license offices and have access to all CommunitySpace’s amenities and benefits in addition to their dedicated office space. They are selected with the advice and counsel of the CommunitySpace Advisory Council and the terms and conditions of their tenure are governed by a customized license with the College.

Cornerstone Members are selected with a priority on high caliber collaborators who commit to sharing their Social Capital with the Nonprofit Austin CommunitySpace community and the College. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • offering senior professional staff as mentors,
  • participating in Nonprofit Austin CommunitySpace’s Know-How Network,
  • hosting an event (including marketing to their mailing list) helping market Nonprofit Austin CommunitySpace and College program services and initiatives,
  • helping promote student success by providing ACC students with meaningful intern, work-study, and/or service-learning opportunities.

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Connector

$125

per month / per seat

Membership Term | 6 Months
  • Receive a flexible physical space to work

Collaborator

$250

per month / per seat

Membership Term | 1 Year
  • Receive a dedicated work area with storage

Cornerstone

By License

Per Application

Membership Term | As Negotiated

  • License offices

All members are encouraged to engage in the following; however Cornerstone Members are selected with a priority on high caliber collaborators who commit to sharing their Social Capital with the Nonprofit Austin CommunitySpace community and the College. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • offering senior professional staff as mentors,
  • participating in Nonprofit Austin CommunitySpace’s Know-How Network,
  • hosting an event (including marketing to their mailing list) helping market Nonprofit Austin CommunitySpace and College program services and initiatives,
  • helping promote student success by providing ACC students with meaningful intern, work-study, and/or service-learning opportunities

Accepting applications for

CommunitySpace memberships

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