Membership Agreements/Contracts

**Hello Everyone, **

**Our coworking space is opening up on September 2nd. We are only doing a walk in daily rate for the month of September; no monthly or weekly plans. We’d like to have some sort of loose membership agreement. Does anyone happen to have an agreement they would like to share? Or any suggestions. It would be helpful. **

Jessica Hill

Co-Owner of Rise Center

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NLRiseCenter

Our contract is the terms and conditions posted in our website www.betacowork.com

At least in Belgium, we do not have to have paper contracts because we offer a professional service. Look at the terms of other spaces in your region/country.

good luck,

Ramon
Author of coworkinghandbook.com

Jessica,

Are you looking for something specifically for drop ins, or for memberships?

For people who drop in/tour Indy Hall, we focus on making them feel welcome and understand what they’re experiencing rather than worrying about “agreements”. Bombarding them with legal jargon and rules doesn’t really send the message of “hey, this is something you can participate in!”

Everybody gets this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/agh11gnvbwvl9yl/[WEB]%20NewMemberHandout.pdf?dl=0

which provides some basic information but also sets some expectations with our “House rules”:

Look after yourself, Look after each other, Look after this place.

When members actually join Indy Hall, they get this membership agreement which explains, in plain english, the expectations of being a member.

http://dangerouslyawesome.com/snaps/screencapture-hello-indyhall-org-join.png

-Alex

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On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM, Jessica Hill [email protected] wrote:

**Hello Everyone, **

**Our coworking space is opening up on September 2nd. We are only doing a walk in daily rate for the month of September; no monthly or weekly plans. We’d like to have some sort of loose membership agreement. Does anyone happen to have an agreement they would like to share? Or any suggestions. It would be helpful. **

Jessica Hill

Co-Owner of Rise Center

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NLRiseCenter

Visit this forum on the web at http://discuss.coworking.com


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I may be reading this too late but I’ll advice you against it. You want to have free day passes when you open so when other people come they will see that your space is not empty. That worked marvelously for us. You will be surprise how many people love it and sign up for the monthly plans even before the free day passes are over.

Also agreed 100% with Alex, you need to get them to fell like they belong not charging them a fee. To this day we do that as well. If you are new stick around enjoy the vibre, wanna pay your day pass sure, we’ll take your cash.

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On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM, Alex Hillman [email protected] wrote:

Jessica,

Are you looking for something specifically for drop ins, or for memberships?

For people who drop in/tour Indy Hall, we focus on making them feel welcome and understand what they’re experiencing rather than worrying about “agreements”. Bombarding them with legal jargon and rules doesn’t really send the message of “hey, this is something you can participate in!”

Everybody gets this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/agh11gnvbwvl9yl/%5BWEB%5D%20NewMemberHandout.pdf?dl=0

which provides some basic information but also sets some expectations with our “House rules”:

Look after yourself, Look after each other, Look after this place.

When members actually join Indy Hall, they get this membership agreement which explains, in plain english, the expectations of being a member.

http://dangerouslyawesome.com/snaps/screencapture-hello-indyhall-org-join.png

-Alex

On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM, Jessica Hill [email protected] wrote:

**Hello Everyone, **

**Our coworking space is opening up on September 2nd. We are only doing a walk in daily rate for the month of September; no monthly or weekly plans. We’d like to have some sort of loose membership agreement. Does anyone happen to have an agreement they would like to share? Or any suggestions. It would be helpful. **

Jessica Hill

Co-Owner of Rise Center

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NLRiseCenter

Visit this forum on the web at http://discuss.coworking.com


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If you have an empty-space problem (that is, nobody wants to pay to be alone in a space) you can short-circuit that by having some limited run free coworking like Andy did here: http://dangerouslyawesome.com/2014/06/how-i-turned-an-empty-coworking-space-into-a-coworking-community/

BUT make sure there’s a clear difference between “free” and what you intend to charge for.

http://dangerouslyawesome.com/2010/06/a-case-against-free-trial-coworking/

When we soft-opened, we had a limited period of time that coworking would be free (it was a couple of weeks) while we were still putting furniture together, getting the network up and running, etc. A lot of the folks who came by actually helped out before they sat down to get some work done, **but that’s the expectation we set. **

Those people weren’t just coming in to “try out coworking for free,” they were coming to be a part of the barn-raising process of launching a new space. There was a finite date where coworking would no longer be free, and we’d be “mostly” put together (that is, more put together than we were a couple of weeks before that).

-Alex

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On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM, Alex Hillman [email protected] wrote:

Jessica,

Are you looking for something specifically for drop ins, or for memberships?

For people who drop in/tour Indy Hall, we focus on making them feel welcome and understand what they’re experiencing rather than worrying about “agreements”. Bombarding them with legal jargon and rules doesn’t really send the message of “hey, this is something you can participate in!”

Everybody gets this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/agh11gnvbwvl9yl/%5BWEB%5D%20NewMemberHandout.pdf?dl=0

which provides some basic information but also sets some expectations with our “House rules”:

Look after yourself, Look after each other, Look after this place.

When members actually join Indy Hall, they get this membership agreement which explains, in plain english, the expectations of being a member.

http://dangerouslyawesome.com/snaps/screencapture-hello-indyhall-org-join.png

-Alex

On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM, Jessica Hill [email protected] wrote:

**Hello Everyone, **

**Our coworking space is opening up on September 2nd. We are only doing a walk in daily rate for the month of September; no monthly or weekly plans. We’d like to have some sort of loose membership agreement. Does anyone happen to have an agreement they would like to share? Or any suggestions. It would be helpful. **

Jessica Hill

Co-Owner of Rise Center

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NLRiseCenter

Visit this forum on the web at http://discuss.coworking.com


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Thanks All!

Jessica

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On Monday, September 8, 2014 12:45:35 PM UTC-4, Alex Hillman wrote:

If you have an empty-space problem (that is, nobody wants to pay to be alone in a space) you can short-circuit that by having some limited run free coworking like Andy did here: http://dangerouslyawesome.com/2014/06/how-i-turned-an-empty-coworking-space-into-a-coworking-community/

BUT make sure there’s a clear difference between “free” and what you intend to charge for.

http://dangerouslyawesome.com/2010/06/a-case-against-free-trial-coworking/

When we soft-opened, we had a limited period of time that coworking would be free (it was a couple of weeks) while we were still putting furniture together, getting the network up and running, etc. A lot of the folks who came by actually helped out before they sat down to get some work done, **but that’s the expectation we set. **

Those people weren’t just coming in to “try out coworking for free,” they were coming to be a part of the barn-raising process of launching a new space. There was a finite date where coworking would no longer be free, and we’d be “mostly” put together (that is, more put together than we were a couple of weeks before that).

-Alex

On Sun, Sep 7, 2014 at 2:01 AM, Jorge Vargas [email protected] wrote:

I may be reading this too late but I’ll advice you against it. You want to have free day passes when you open so when other people come they will see that your space is not empty. That worked marvelously for us. You will be surprise how many people love it and sign up for the monthly plans even before the free day passes are over.

Also agreed 100% with Alex, you need to get them to fell like they belong not charging them a fee. To this day we do that as well. If you are new stick around enjoy the vibre, wanna pay your day pass sure, we’ll take your cash.

On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM, Alex Hillman [email protected] wrote:

Jessica,

Are you looking for something specifically for drop ins, or for memberships?

For people who drop in/tour Indy Hall, we focus on making them feel welcome and understand what they’re experiencing rather than worrying about “agreements”. Bombarding them with legal jargon and rules doesn’t really send the message of “hey, this is something you can participate in!”

Everybody gets this: https://www.dropbox.com/s/agh11gnvbwvl9yl/%5BWEB%5D%20NewMemberHandout.pdf?dl=0

which provides some basic information but also sets some expectations with our “House rules”:

Look after yourself, Look after each other, Look after this place.

When members actually join Indy Hall, they get this membership agreement which explains, in plain english, the expectations of being a member.

http://dangerouslyawesome.com/snaps/screencapture-hello-indyhall-org-join.png

-Alex

On Fri, Aug 22, 2014 at 11:25 AM, Jessica Hill [email protected] wrote:

**Hello Everyone, **

**Our coworking space is opening up on September 2nd. We are only doing a walk in daily rate for the month of September; no monthly or weekly plans. We’d like to have some sort of loose membership agreement. Does anyone happen to have an agreement they would like to share? Or any suggestions. It would be helpful. **

Jessica Hill

Co-Owner of Rise Center

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NLRiseCenter

Visit this forum on the web at http://discuss.coworking.com


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