The „Free Coworking Challenge“: It is very easy to do!!!

Veröffentlicht am 19. Januar 2015 von admin in Kategorie: CoWorking Klatsch & Tratsch, Free Coworking Directory, Fundsachen, Praxisberichte, Beispiele, Best-Practice | Trackback URL | Zur Diskussion

I guess Jane Deany did not know about the „Free Coworking Challenge„, when she posted this yesterday. I love it, she did something very similar!!! Great!!! Go and join her.

Free Coworking Challenge Jane Deany

If you want to join Jane in the „Free Coworking Challenge“ do like she did or do something like this:

Last summer offered a great example how this can work in practice: “The Ice Bucket Challenge“. The simple rule:
You take part in the challenge (i.e. focus on social capital, and take a picture like Jane) or you pay, i.e. give a donation. This worked really well, and some people even did both, take the challenge and give a donation.

“The Free Coworking Challenge” shall run on similar rules and concepts. Instead of using an ice bucket, you take the challenge to work in a coworking space one day for free (i.e. you do not have to pay because you can convince the coworking space manager, to let you use the space for free that day). To document the successful challenge you take a picture or selfie, with yourself, the coworking space manager and thelogo of Free Coworking in your hand. (If you want, you can of course also shoot a small video of the challenge and post on Facebook). To nominate it seems best, to post the names of the 2 nominees in a text right below the picture, or like Jane did write them in the tweet.

The challenge can be taken or initiated by both people, the coworker or the coworking space manager. Coworkers (similar to the ice bucket challenge) will nominate 2 other (ideally new) coworkers to take the challenge to work in a coworking space of their (the nominees) choice (where they have not worked before) for free. They have 8 days in which to complete the challenge. If the nominees forfeit they can give a donation to free coworking.

The same applies for coworking space managers. They can initiate the challenge by nominating two other coworking space managers. These in turn have to offer a day of free coworking to a new coworker. If they cannot complete the challenge within 8 days, they can give a donation to free coworking.

Once a new challenge takes place and the picture is taken, the coworker or the coworking space manager can decide who wants to nominate 2 new people. If they find it difficult to decide, they either both nominate 2 new people or throw a coin.

Money can be donated: 1) via our new campaign (Start 27th of January 2015)  on

or 2) via Paypal direct: These donations will be collected on the account of CoWorking News to finance a sustainable campaign for  free coworking.


If more money is collected than the campaign needs, the excess shall be distributed to all the spaces that took part (in a fair way, i.e. spaces that successfully took part in more challenges  shall receive more money than spaces that took part in less.) I will report on CoWorking News on the donations as they come in and also on the way the money is used and distributed, so that the whole cash flow is transparent.)

Rather than focus on the money that is coming in, which of course is also important for the campaign, the focus shall be on the pictures that are taken in the challenge. I hope that we will see the first pictures in the Free Coworking Facebook Group which currently has 508 members. Another space which is great for this is Daily Free Coworking News, and particularly the photo page of it.

Free Cowo Challenge


Make it fun, use your creativity and spread free coworking by taking part in the “Free Coworking Challenge”. To spread the campaign please use the hashtag #FreeCoworkingChallenge .

For more information on free coworking, please refer to our resource page.

I am also looking forward to let the Free Coworking Map grow that way (currently 512 entries).

You can support the campaign a great deal by entering the spaces yourself in the Free Coworking Directory (which is the basis for the Free Coworking Map). Please enter the spaces that are new to free coworking and take part in this “Free Coworking Challenge”.  On the  Input Form please make sure to tick the Free Coworking Type: “Free Coworking Challenge” (last entry in the list). Thx!

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