The Case for CommunityWise In terms of the power of shared space, we know that nonprofit hubs are capable of achieving a number of significant benefits. This includes allowing small organizations to spend a higher proportion of their funds in directly impactful ways. A 2015 study by the Nonprofit Centers Network found that the cost savings and stability resulting from nonprofits being located in a shared space are most often re-directed to increased existing program-related spending. Other uses include the development of new services and programs, and increased staffing (State of the Shared Space Sector Survey, p. 3). As we learned in our own 2015 Outcome Harvest evaluation about CommunityWise, intentional efforts to build cross-organizational relationships in shared space can result in increased collaborative behavior such as shared material resources (e.g. office supplies), shared knowledge and tools (e.g. shared trainings), shared networks, and feelings of support and collective care, contributing to increased capacity for small organizations to fulfill their missions.