Goodniks In Residence Program
APPLICATIONS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED :: WE WILL RE-OPEN ON A ROLLING BASIS
Social entrepreneurs working at AlleyNYC is mutually beneficial; by engaging with social entrepreneurs, the coworking communities gain access to enthusiastic, idealist entrepreneurs with a unique perspective on business and social good. The exchange results in an increased awareness of social responsibility issues within the coworking community that will hopefully benefit all the community members in the long term. Coworking companies also benefit from increased awareness of the important role they play in helping entrepreneurs get started, and get the value of being associated with a social justice cause.
The Goodniks in Residence are an individuals or small teams selected by Goodnik. Goodnik members include social entrepreneurs starting for-profit “benefit corporations” as well as nonprofit organizations. The Goodniks in Residence are selected based on criteria defined jointly between Goodnik and the host coworking space.
Space in the program is limited to roughly 20 full or part-time members in 2013. Each participant is initially provided the space for a duration of 6 months, with the possibility to extend that by another six months, on mutual agreement between Goodnik and the applicant. Applications are being accepted for the first “class” until the end of the February, and thereafter on a rolling basis as space becomes available.
For the Goodnik in Residence program, Goodnik provides the PR, marketing and program support to attract the particpants, and is involved in drafting the criteria and reviewing the applicant pool. Resident Goodniks must abide by the rules and standards of the coworking community they join, and they can be removed from the program at any time for violating those standards or that of the program.
Goodnik, Inc. is a New York nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide resources, education and support for social entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations, and promote social responsibility in the private sector. For more information about Goodnik or the Goodnik in Residence Program please contact Executive Director Nate Heasley at firstname.lastname@example.org.