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think.dk is a Center for Acceleration of Change.

We are a non-profit knowledge platform, event and project space and a co-creative community for people who want to support the acceleration of change towards a sustainable way of living. By applying a holistic approach to sustainability and promoting alternative solutions, we spread awareness and promote human connection. 

Our co-creative community is an intersection point for Changers of all kind and empowers people to act, using our joint forces.

It is time to take a step. Join us now.

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  • Curious about our finances? Have a look!

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    Money rules the world, and as much as we hate this fact we have to play by the rules. To make a difference, we decided to be completely transparent about this: here's a full overview of our income & expenses.

    As a self-financed non-profit organization we are struggling with finances almost on a daily basis. Our ambition is to grow the membership base (yes, that's you ;) to a degree that the Center can sustain itself - but until then, we have put our own money into think.dk. And no, we did not inherit anything, from anywhere. It's the result of a lot of hard work that allows us to maintain this project, and every time someone signs up for a paid membership, we dance a small dance and build up more hope that one day we might reach a more sustainable balance, also for us personally.

    Having said this, here comes the juicy stuff: numbers, commitments and obligations - the following numbers are calculated monthly averages based on the numbers of Jan-Nov 2018.

    Income

    • Renting out rooms to collaborators: 13.500
    • Membership fees: 3300
    • Project 'sustainable frokost': 2500
    • Event ticket sales: 800
    • Drink & merch sales: 400
    • Donations: 100

    This makes a total monthly income of 20.600kr. Not SO bad, right? At least that's what i thought when our accountant Susanne shared these numbers with me :) But let's look at the other side.

    Expenses

    • Rent: 17.500 (yes, ouch!)
    • Salaries (In-house Accountant): 8750
    • Electricity and Water: 2000
    • Reperations and minor acquisitions: 950
    • Representation & travel costs: 800
    • External Accountant: 800
    • Office, print and software supply: 400
    • Phone & internet: 350
    • Cleaning & decoration: 250
    • Insurance: 250
    • Buying drinks, snacks etc. for events: 200

    So yeah - that makes a total of 32.250. In the end, that means that we are covering an average amount of 11.650kr each month from our own pockets. This is a pretty big chunk, and one of the reasons why both me and Martin, the founders of think.dk, have an average work day of 14-16 hours. As rewarding as it is to help such an amazing community grow and flourish, we really wish we can have a more sustainable life ourselves as well in a not too distant future.

    Another factor to consider in this is that we have currently two people - me and our Intern Rosa - working full time in think.dk without getting any pay, simply because we can't afford it. So in a realistic budget, that is respecting the work and effort that is put into this project, the monthly deficit is more something like 52.650kr. Which leads us to the next point:

    What you can do to help, you might wonder?

    Upgrade your membership!

    If you're a curious cat, consider if you can afford 100kr a month to support us by signing up for a changer membership. It's like a coffee and a croissant - and the benefits are SO much better!

    If you're already a changer, consider if you can upgrade to the all-in membership at 400kr a month. It's like that new pair of pants that you don't really need if you're honest. And it gives you access to use our co-working area :)

    We need about 50 all-in members and 200 changers on board to reach a level where this Center can use all it's potential to manifest change towards a more sustainable society, while allowing a sustainable life for the people working at it full time as well. This is not a lot, if you consider that there are 777.000 people in this city! And we are very stubborn to believe that we can make it before we run out of breath :)

    Donate!

    Money, time, stuff - everything helps. Our mobilepay number is 65601. Our wish list for stuff needed is here. And our volunteer form is here :)

    Tell your friends!

    We do not believe in paid advertising, especially not if the money goes to people who already have way too much money and power (speak Zuckerberg). So we depend on YOU spreading the word of our existence, convince your parents to support us instead of Greenpeace (who is using a stunning 23% of the donations they get to get more donations!), like, share, review us on facebook, and invite all those cool people you know to come by and see this place. Your word is worth so much more than any ad!

    Fundraising!?

    If you have ANY (and we mean ANY, no matter how little) experience with raising funds from public or private foundations, and are willing to help us with this, please get in touch

    If you have any thoughts, comments, or wisdom to share about all this please don't hesitate to drop us a line or leave a comment below. It is highly appreciated!

    Insistently hopeful,

    Anja

  • Work with us towards a brighter future!

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    Looking for ways you can save the world? We are looking for interns & volunteers helping us to grow in all respects - if you want to donate your time to make a real difference, please read on!

    In our first 2 years we hosted more than 300 events, kicked off various projects, built a community of change-makers and a platform that promotes knowledge for a brighter future.

    We are looking for motivated people aligned with our cause and values, who would like to occupy the following roles at think.dk:

    Start is the 15.1.2019, and minimum duration is 5 months. Click the link for more details - video applications preferred.

    Take this chance and be part of the change you want to see in the world! We are looking forward to hearing from you <3

  • Yoga is Back!

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    Did you miss the yoga classes here as much as we did? Good news: we have a brand new event series that has started and it's a whole evening full of treats!

    The event is called 'Yoga and Dance', and the wonderful guys from Nature Tales will bring you on a journey that combines a Hatha Yoga session, Centered Movement and free dance - amazing after-mood included!

    Nature Tales is a community connecting people with nature through learning about our own personal natures. It uses techniques from yoga, breathwork, meditation & various dance disciplines and the events are held to the sounds of live music and worldly electronic music, breathing together the beat of life in and out.

    The classes are held once a week, so go ahead and take a look at our calendar, so you can catch the next class! 

  • New Collaboration for more Sustainable Products

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    All of us know how difficult in can be to find sustainable alternatives when we need something new. LushButik is there to help! And the best part: starting today, as a member of think.dk you get a 10% discount in the online shop as well as at their shop in Nordre Frihavnsgade :)

    Also, we picked a few of their innovative products for a small showcase section in our community living room - you can check them out and also directly buy them here at the Center. The idea is to inspire people with showing sustainable alternatives to mainstream stuff that they might not know of yet. So make sure to check out the showcase corner with your next visit!

    And finally: from now on, we got you covered if hunger strikes while you're here: with a small but super tasty selection of fair, healthy and organic snacks - tamarind roasted almonds, handmade (in CPH!) chewing gum, love&chocolate and a set of wine gums and liquorice are ready to be munched away :P

  • Do you love your phone provider?

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    Practicing a fully sustainable lifestyle can be challenging, but we're here to help - and are happy to present to you the next puzzle piece: a phone provider with a positive agenda!

    GreenSpeak is Denmark's (and maybe even the world’s!?) only telecommunications company that gives a huge share of their profit to initiatives with a good cause - starting with each newly signed up customer being able to choose a support project that GreenSpeak will donate 100,- DKK to right after they joined. And then you'll get an sms twice a year asking for your vote on who should get the big bunch of their profit. But that is by far not the whole story!

    They also share many of our values such as equitable salaries, a CO2-neutral operating philosophy, and transparency. Do you want more?

    Here you go:

    • Their prices are completely competitive (as in, amongst the cheapest you can get) while providing the same performance as the big players on the market
    • They have a great customer service
    • There are no hidden extra charges or fees
    • If they launch new products that are cheaper or better than your current subscription, you will automatically be upgraded - at no additional cost

    Still not convinced you should check them out?? Ok, here is the really great news:

    We are as of today an official support partner of GreenSpeak! This means that as a new GreenSpeak customer, you can immediately choose to support think.dk from their range of currently 14 good-impact-initiatives. We are super mega proud to be amongst them from today onwards!

    After you sign up - and of course, this goes for all our friends who are a client of GreenSpeak already - you will receive an SMS twice a year with a link to give your vote to which support partners should receive the company's current profit. The money is distributed in proportion to votes, so if think.dk gets 10% of the votes, they also get 10% of the money. That way, it's always up to you to decide on how your money should make a difference in this world.

    They already donated 350.000,- DKK - and that with 'only' 2700 clients! Imagine their impact if they reach the 10.000 clients-mark (which will by the way also allow them to pay a full salary to the whole team - up to now, half of them is still working mostly voluntarily).

    And maybe even spent a second imagining how much money the shareholders of all the other - profit-oriented - phone providers put in their own pockets? Take action now and give your vote in form of the money you spent to create a better future! 

    Here's what Communications Director of GreenSpeak, Mark Rasmussen, says about our new partnership:

    'In GreenSpeak, we are committed to sustainability and new, exciting solutions to the challenges of today and the future. Therefore, we are very happy about the cooperation with think.dk, as they created a platform for creativity and innovation in sustainable solutions for a wide variety of problems, big and small. I am confident that both current and future customers will appreciate this new opportunity'. 

    We have been a client of Greenspeak since the beginning, and we urge you to switch to them now - if not for us, then for them and any of the other beautiful support projects they have.

    We are sure that by now you can't really find a reason to stay with your ordinary phone provider anymore - so please go ahead and switch! If you use this link, you will automatically support think.dk with your sign up. 

    P.s.: There might be a last reason - you are trapped in one of those mean contracts that won't let you go before in some months. No problem - you can still sign up for GreenSpeak already now. They will take care of moving you over as soon as the claws of capitalism let go of you, so you don't have to remember to switch anymore. Isn't that lovely?

  • This is how we take back control: from the bottom up!

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    We just found a beautiful comment posted on the guardian last year, and it speaks from our hearts! It is written by George Monbiot, a political activist from UK, and the core of it goes perfectly along with our own vision:

    Let's generate communities that are vibrant and attractive to live in, which generate employment, are environmentally sustainable and socially cohesive, and in which large numbers of people are involved in decision-making!

    Read it here and share it with your friends to raise some awareness about our cause and how everyone can contribute. The key is to make people believe that this kind of future is actually possible!

  • Invest in change

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    Sorry to disturb your bliss, but the future needs you. Now. Please consider investing or donating to think.dk.

  • Become a part of think.dk

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    Ready to replace some old habits? We are building a holistic service center, an incubator of sustainable habits for people in an urban environment.

    We offer the basic services, the space and the opportunity for members of the community to create their own events and share them with the world.

    We believe that this is the only membership you'll need!