The NGO Home is a cooperative workspace promoting social action and bringing about substantial costs savings to non-profits by pulling their resources. A space where non-profits meet, activate and create partnerships to advance joint goals.
Why a Home for NGO?
The Power of Community - Non-profit organizations make up the social infrastructure of Israeli society. We believe that a unified non-profit community working in collaboration builds a stronger ecosystem contributing to more effective activities on the part of the third sector as a whole.
Tel Aviv Home of the NGOs founded in 2015 in the Migdal building in the center of Tel Aviv that today houses 25 non-profit organizations. These organizations represent the mosaic of the third sector along with tens of additional organizations that enjoy the space and come for lectures, courses and as a meeting hub for social activists. The Tel Aviv Home was established in cooperation with JOINT-Elka and Migdal Group’s strategic community programs for strengthening third sector infrastructure.
Civic leadership - the umbrella organization of the civic society, leads and manages the NGO Home, as a greenhouse of social activity that is common to the organizations working there, and promotes synergy and connections between them and among the entire civic society.
The NGO Home provides a rare opportunity for sharing ideas between the organizations, it gives inspiration for social activity in a unique atmosphere, and it is a home that promotes the common good.
The NGO Home uses the common space in order to promote ideas, to provide tool boxes and create synergy:
• Lectures and seminar: training the organizations regarding matters such as: time management, managing committee, mobilizing resources etc.
• Courses and training: as a result of the dialogue that is created in the NGO Home, there are designated training and courses, adjusted to the NGOs’ needs. Such as “Young NGOs” course – for NGOs in their first two years, in order to improve their knowledge and understanding regarding the civic society.
• Joint Infrastructure - The NGO Home allows all NGOs to use the meeting rooms in the central space in the complex, for encounters, courses, management meetings, etc., at a convenient price.
• Networking activity for the NGOs: for example, every Thursday there are “end of the week” meetings, in which all the workers in the space meet in order to share, update and consult.
The Jerusalem Home for NGOs
Jerusalem is the capital of Israel’s non-profit sector. It houses a quarter of all non-profits and provides a significant social and economic value to the city. Approximately one third of Jerusalem’s residents are employed by non-profits, along with hundreds of thousands of volunteers.
The Migdal Group, Civic Leadership and Muslala are joining forces to transform the CLAL building into the The Jerusalem Home for NGOs, a pulsing urban space where tens of additional organizations and social initiatives will turn the building into the heart of the social-economic-and environmental activities of the city. The partner organizations of Civic Leadership, Migdal Group, Muslala, Clalir Company and the Municipality of Jerusalem are in the final stages of approving the program. The combination of well positioned partners together with synergy among them is turning the vision into a reality.