Social impact is the effect an organization’s actions have on the well being of the community. These programs are part of the workspace industry and have an impact on the industry.
Spacecubed was originally designed to support social entrepreneurs but early on we realized it our impact needed to be broader than that and it couldn\'t be limited to social entrepreneurs. So, we started organizing hackathon to encourage more people to start businesses or running Perth Web Girls to encourage women to start learning code. Those events had a huge impact on the community in our region. Then last year, we decided to hire an Impact Manager to focus mainly on our social impact which started working with schools to expose kids to the coworking environment and there are other options than going straight to corporate if you wish.
Our impact manager also worked on developing Meshpoint which help (future) coworking owners or operators to set up in Regional Area in WA and help them succeed.
We have 6 years experience in running a coworking and the feedback from them has been great so far.