Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance Opens Doors at CommonPoint: A Co-Working Space and Community Resource Center
Livermore, CA / March 15, 2022-
Fulfilling a long-held vision by TVNPA Co-Founders Kathy Young and Mony Nop, the Tri-Valley Nonprofit Alliance opened the doors of CommonPoint Nonprofit Center, a co-working space and community resource center, in downtown Livermore on March 1, 2022.
Located at 116 North L Street, CommonPoint serves as a physical extension of the programs and services TVNPA has developed to support and fuel the growth of the area’s nonprofit community for the past eight years. The 2,900 square foot center offers flexible and fixed office space for start-up and established nonprofits available on a daily drop-in or long-term basis, as well as conference room facilities.
Though Mony Nop termed off of the TVNPA board a few years ago, he remains involved and took an active role in the development of the space, sourcing furniture and personally funding and coordinating tenant improvements. He also joined building owner Alan Burnham as one of the center’s first donors, matching Burnham’s $10,000 donation with a check presentation at the event.
“This co-working space for nonprofits is such a wonderful resource for our community,” said Nop. “Kathy and I spoke about this nonprofit collaboration center when we first met in an elevator eight years ago. Now that it is coming to fruition, you can’t help but support it. Together, our community will thrive.”
“Having a physical place for collaboration – not just with collegues, but also those they serve – is important for nonprofits, particularly when they’re just getting started,” added TVNPA President & CEO Kathy Young. “Larger nonprofits not based in the Tri-Valley also benefit from having an officefront closer to those they serve here.”
CommonPoint features dedicated offices, dedicated cubicles, shared workspaces and ‘virtual offices’ for those who just want a physical address and use of the conference room. Amenities include secure WiFi, printer, conference room, kitchen, and a professional address. It is staffed by TVNPA employees and volunteers, and will host TVNPA trainings, educational sessions, and networking events. Hively, Quest Science Center and the HERS Breast Cancer Foundation have already committed to leasing space at CommonPoint and Young talks daily with other interested organizations.
“We wanted to establish a co-working space at a low cost so there are several set-ups to accommodate almost any budget,” says Young. “Eventually TVNPA plans to offer sponsorships for start-up nonprofits without budgets, as well as sponsor opportunities to reduce rent for all tenants.”
Office, co-working space and conference room rental opportunities are now available and can be tailored to your individual needs. Find out more and arrange a tour of CommonPoint by contacting Kathy Young at 925.699.7323 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo Credit: TVNPA. Pictured Left to Right: (first row) Board member Christine Dillman, Board member Valerie Jonas, TVNPA Co-Founder and CEO Kathy Young, TVNPA Co-Founder Mony Nop, Board member Marti Sutton, Board Member Susan Hayes, Board Chair Carolyn Siegfried. (second row) LVPAC Executive Director Chris Carter, building owner Alan Burnham, Board member Robert Nuddleman.