Hi Collective Agency extended community,
On April 17th at noon our rates for future members will go up, to $325/month for a membership with open seating, and to $475/month for a membership with a reserved desk. The reason why is brand perception and to sign up more members.
What else? ***Rates stay the same for current members.*** The rate you have is the rate you keep, as long as you stay a member.
For future members joining after April 17th, the new rates are within the market rates, with more activities and amenities here than likely any other place in town. http://collectiveagency.
I’ve been asked by members and non-members how we’re doing financially; the answer is very good. Collective Agency currently has almost 60 members and 3 employees, and room to grow to around 100 members. On average, members currently pay slightly more than $250/month. Meetings and events are seasonal, bringing in around $2,500/month. Conference room rates stay at $55 per hour per conference room or $1,600 per week, and $125 or $225 per hour for event rentals of up to 45 or 125 people. https://collectiveagency.co/
Goals: For the business and the community here, a goal of mine is to keep seeing growth of members, activities, friendliness, coziness, and making what we want our workplace to be. Lightning Talks have had a recent reinvigoration of energy, Jason set up our first ongoing interactive display, and I keep on buying equipment and furniture based on member suggestions and budget limits. With spring having started, there’s more Bike2Lunch, eating outdoors, and other outdoor activities. Staff is training/coaching each other which is a joy, staff has built (and we keep updating) an office manual, and many other good things to create a cozy workplace of/for/by members.
On an influence level, my vision for the coming year is for Collective Agency (for us here and our community and way of working here) to continue to be a world leader — people at many of the biggest and best-known brands inspired by working here, influencing other co-working places and people doing all kinds of work — our press page at https://collectiveagency.co/
To understand how I and staff work on growing culture, see the book Tribal Leadership: Leveraging the Natural Power of Groups. The summary of the book is: there are 5 stages of culture: Life sucks, My life sucks, I’m great and you’re not, We’re great, Life’s great. People can move from one stage to the other, and places can be at one stage or another. My ongoing goal here is stages 4 and 5, a culture of we’re great/life’s great, in actions and words here.
Expressing appreciation, and what each of us positively wants to happen, is key, and I’m grateful that so many things that happen here, so many personal/interpersonal/group interactions, are so amazing and constantly growing. I focus on making small improvements here over time, having high expectations and being responsive to requests.
As many of you know, I personally pay all surplus revenue I earn to leading an Oregon constitutional amendment on tax reform for 2016, which came out of learning from members here. The ideal ballot title will be: “Amends Constitution: Ends income tax; refunds payroll tax; taxes net assets (over $800,000); General Fund increases 1/3rd.” The website for info is https://taxandconversation.
Collective Agency grounds me (in addition to friendships and physical outdoor activities and many wonderful Portland experiences); I learned that awhile ago, and I’m very thankful and appreciative for what we have here, and who we are here, and am totally looking forward to so much.
Sincerely and thanks for being part of growing this,
Collective Agency’s Community Organizer / Proprietor
(503) 517-6900 https://collectiveagency.co
(503) 369-9174 mobile (503) 517-6901 fax
322 NW Sixth Ave, Suite 200, Portland, Oregon 97209
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