Free of charge, nonprofits gain access to high-demand, modern office space and industry-specific resources to alleviate overhead costs and promote organizational growth
VANCOUVER–iATS Payments, a leading provider of payment solutions for nonprofit organizations around the world, announced the launch of The Greenhouse, a first of its kind coworking space exclusively for nonprofits. Located within iATS’ headquarters in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, The Greenhouse will connect nonprofit organizations with short-term, flexible office space, 100% free of charge, to address one of the leading pain points for nonprofits, globally: Overhead costs and resource allocation.
“The Greenhouse concept is a rarity in Vancouver, let alone Canada, and we’re very excited that the day has come for us to open our doors to nonprofit organizations in Vancouver and beyond,” says Andrew Mosawi, President of iATS Payments. Not restricted to Vancouver-based nonprofits, The Greenhouse is open to any organization within the broader nonprofit community, including registered nonprofits, nonprofit technology companies and consultants.
“Over the last two decades, we have become intimately familiar with the challenges associated with the business of charitable giving, ranging from fundraising and staffing to managing overhead costs and resource allocation,” adds Mosawi. “Vancouver is home to some of the highest commercial lease costs in the country. With The Greenhouse, we hope to not only help mitigate some of those fixed costs, but, as the name implies, offer a welcoming space to help nonprofits grow.”
The Greenhouse is ideal for small to mid-sized nonprofits looking for a multi-purpose space that can be used for a variety of events – from small networking events and strategic brainstorming workshops to board meetings, training sessions and in-person focus groups, or simply as a temporary hub for nonprofit community members that are passing through the city.
Available resources include:
● A boardroom-sized flex space for up to 20 people
● A small meeting room for up to four people
● A private office for one to two people
● Wi-Fi Internet access
● Shared kitchen facilities
● Access to the iATS Payments team and network of partners
Nonprofit organizations looking to reserve space at The Greenhouse are required to apply via online. Applications are subject to approval. With over 11,000 clients and billions of dollars in annual processing, iATS Payments is the only provider of payment processing solutions dedicated exclusively to nonprofit organizations. Working in partnership with nonprofit technology providers around the world, iATS draws on over 20 years of experience providing secure, simple and cost-effective credit card and direct debit (ACH) processing.