- On August 9 each year, coworking space operators around the world take advantage of International Coworking Day to thank their current members.
- On International Coworking Day, there are ways in which operators can show their members that they are part of something much bigger than themselves.
- Here are seven ideas for how your coworking space can celebrate International Coworking Day.
International Coworking Day is August 9 every year, and it’s a great time to educate your extended community about coworking — as well as celebrate your members.
On this special day, there are ways in which operators can show their members that they are part of something much bigger than themselves. They’re part of a global community of freelancers, entrepreneurs, remote workers, startups and business owners who would rather work together than alone.
Here are seven ideas for how your coworking space can celebrate International Coworking Day:
1. Offer a free day of coworking
Open your office doors to let people come cowork with you; this is a great way for people to see what it would be like to work in your space and entertain all that is possible in a shared workspace, according to Cat Johnson.
2. Sponsor a giveaway
Giveaways always draw a crowd and can be an awesome way to get people to visit your space and recognize this holiday. Consider giving away a gift basket, membership voucher, nice office supplies, or even some branded items that will get the name of your space out into the broader community.
3. Present a workshop
Invite community leaders and business owners to share their insights on topics that would be insightful for your members. One of your members could even lead the workshop.
4. Host a community happy hour
This day is the perfect opportunity to invite your extended community into your space for happy hour. Sharing your vision, giving tours, and showing off your community can sometimes be best done through the sharing of free drinks and food.
5. Throw a party
What better way to celebrate and foster a sense of community than to throw a party? Not only will this ensure that your members know they’re appreciated, but it will spread the idea that your space is a great, fun place to be and to work.
6. Arrange speed networking
Similar to speed dating, speed networking is a great way to make connections. This allows people to connect with many others in a short period of time, and is a great way to encourage the local business community to come explore your space. Just set up some tables and a timer.
7. Organize a spirit week
The Global Workspace Association suggests that instead of celebrating for just one day, you could even make it a week of festivities; pick a different theme each day and invite your members to get creative.