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Celebrating 10 Years of Service

Midland Shared Spaces (MSS) welcomed its first tenants in January of 2014. Join us in celebrating 10 years in service to the Midland County nonprofit sector with a special luncheon on the Petroleum Club of Midland on Thursday, April 4, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Midland Shared Spaces

Midland Shared Spaces, A Decade of Service

MSS began as an initiative of the Funders Roundtable. In June of 2011 the Abell-Hanger Foundation Board made the decision to expedite work on an initiative to address the problem of increasing pressure on nonprofit organizations to find affordable lease space.

The first meeting of the MSS Steering Committee took place in August 2011. In May of 2012 the former Hillcrest School was purchased, and the building project was substantially completed in December of 2013. The first tenants moved in January 2, 2014.

MSS was established to enhance nonprofit efficiency, provide affordable workspace and back office services, and foster collaborations that better serve the nonprofits and people of Midland County. 

Our goal is to provide quality services that allow the nonprofits to focus on meeting the needs of our community. MSS provides fully furnished, dedicated office space, meeting rooms, and work space to the 12 tenant agencies. Tenants also receive comprehensive IT Services to maximize their efficiency and ability to work in today's rapidly moving economy. In 2020, MSS expanded to take IT Services beyond the walls to other nonprofits in Midland County. 

Today, the MSS Board of Directors continues to seek out new opportunities to provide meaningful services in support of nonprofit efficiency and collaboration. 

Keynote Speaker

Thaddeus Squire, Keynote Speaker

Chief Commons Steward, Social Impact Commons, Philadelphia, PA

Thaddeus has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit management field, focusing on arts and cultural heritage. Following government relations work for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, he went on to found Peregrine Arts, a multi-arts producer, and Hidden City Philadelphia, among other curatorial projects. His significant work in nonprofit resource sharing began in 2010 as founder of CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia, the first comprehensive fiscal sponsor focusing on arts and heritage, which manages more than 120 independent organizations. Thaddeus’s creative practice is focused on systems design for nonprofit resource sharing, in particular practices based in commoning and commons management principles. His work is grounded in the fields of American Pragmatism, Common Pool Resource Economics, Cooperative Management, New Localism and the Applied Behavioral Sciences. Additionally, he has deep expertise in the history of philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, nonprofit management, fine and performing arts, heritage preservation, and museum sciences. Thaddeus holds degrees from Princeton University, the University of Leipzig (J. William Fulbright Fellowship), and the Mendelssohn Conservatory of Music & Theatre.

 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship and Ticket Opportunities

Presenting Sponsor $15,000

  • Reserved Seating for 8

  • Acknowledgement on all Print & Digital Material with Logo

  • Logo on Event Marketing, Signage and Website

Community Sponosor $7,500

  • Reserved seating

  • Logo on Event Marketing, Singage and Website

Partnership Sponsor $5,000

  • Reserved Seating for 8

  • Name Only on Event Marketing, Signage and Website

Table Sponsor $1,500

  • Reserved Seating for 8

Individual Ticket $100

  • Reserved Seating for 1

Anniversary Sponsor $200

  • Unable to attend? Show your support of MSS with your logo or name on a banner at the event and on social media.

  • *Due to production deadlines, sponsorships must be received by February 23 to receive all benefits.

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