online co-working for charity & creative professionals
Are you fed up of...
working on your own?
2020 has not been easy for anyone - fact! And something many of us have found challenging, even those who were already doing it, is working from home or in covid-compliant working environments, without anyone else around.
Who do you have your 11am 'cuppa' with? Who do you chat to while your lunch is in the microwave? In many cases, the answer is "no-one". In others, the answer is "with the same person I live with and have spent all day, EVERY day with since March!
The Virtual Charity Office has been designed as a replacement office -style community, an online co-working space for people working in the charity and creative sectors
Whether you normally work in an office but are currently working from home, or normally work on your own or from home and are just looking for a bit of camaraderie or company - Welcome!
In the office, you will get...
routine, structure, company, accountability, breaks, focus, support, feedback, networking
DAILY POWER HOUR - a focussed, uninterrupted 60-minutes to "get sh*t done"
An opportunity to get one big meaty thing off your to-do list every day
Our once-a-week full team get-together to talk about life, work, challenges, gossip - normal "office" chat
Monday: Weekend catch-up
Tuesday: Team Lunch
Wednesday: Team Brew Break
Thursday: Team Brew Break
Hear from a member
Signing-up was a no-brainer!
Hands down, I would not have got through Lockdown with any shred of my sanity if it wasn't for Claire Warner AKA Mrs Wellbeing.
What Claire doesn't know about keeping yourself sane, and thriving (not just surviving) isn't worth knowing.
Charity staff have needed help for a long time. And when the world was thrown into disarray, Claire was there with a huge range of programmes and support to give to the Charity Sector.
Signing up to the Virtual Office was a no-brainer for me. The daily power-hour to get shit done has made me loathe mornings less - something I never thought possible! And knowing that I've got an 'office' of people around me to share the silliness with, take turns choosing the music and also rant to and find solutions with is worth it's weight in gold as a home-worker and freelancer.
Sarah Goddard, Public Fundraising Specialist
Frequently asked questions
WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND EVERY DAY?
The Virtual Office operates every week day and is offered on a dip-in, dip-out basis. You can choose to interact as little or as much as you want or need. There is no minimum or maximum requirement
WHO IS THE VIRTUAL OFFICE OPEN TO?
The Virtual Office is mainly used by people working in the not profit and creative industry sectors, from large to small organisations, some fundraisers, some freelancers, some consultants - anything goes really!
DO YOU HAVE A PAYMENT PLAN?
Yes! When you click Join Today, you can choose to pay monthly or to pay for a year up-front. If you choose the year upfront option, you get 12 months for the price of 9
HOW LONG WILL THE OFFICE EXIST FOR?
The honest answer is, it will stay in operation for as long as people want it to be there or until we come up with an even better offer
DO YOU OFFER REFUNDS?
If you sign-up on the pay-as-you-go option, there are no refunds, but you can cancel at any time. If you sign up with the annual option, you will get a refund for any full months you have left on your plan, pro-rata