From a new piece in Flying Kite today:
Indyhall has also provided Hillman with a fresh sense of belonging in his longtime home. “There is no identity within citizenship for me,” he explains. “The old way was to pick up trash, vote, pay your taxes. I think there’s a level of involvement that people crave, that’s why things like Indyhall work.”
Those efforts radiate out into the larger community. “[Members] want to be good citizens of Indyhall,” says Hillman. “The sneak attack is that Indyhall is a good citizen of Philadelphia because we’re helping bring people together, helping new businesses form and helping produce things. By being a good citizen of Indyhall they’re being a good citizen of Philadelphia.”
Whatever you do, don't build your coworking community alone.
Join the 3000+ community builders who get my newest posts, lessons, stories, and tips like "How to fund your coworking space" and "Why I hate the title Community Manager"