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    • think.dk

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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  • Co-working at think.dk

      • think.dk

    think.dk is a Center for Acceleration of Change, a platform for new ideas, events and services that further sustainability, sharing and collaboration. We have now decided to open our space for co-working - if you want to know what else we are doing, you can read more about us here.

    Our co-working space is open to all and we aim to create a supportive environment where individuals are encouraged to share ideas, knowledge and help each other thrive.

    Read the benefits and conditions below, or go straight to the co-working membership application form!

    Membership Benefits:

    • 24/7 access to the space (read conditions about this below)
    • Join a network of change-makers
    • Free wi-fi
    • Presentation equipment (whiteboard, projector)
    • Unlimited organic tea and coffee
    • Access to our tool library
    • On top of this, you get to enjoy all Changer Membership benefits.

    The open space concept includes couches, a high table to sit/stand on and a long table with upholstered chairs.

    On top of this there is a fully equipped kitchen that you are free to use, and two fridges to store your food in.

    Work Conditions

    We are offering you 24/7 access to the think.dk space – with a few limitations: Because think.dk is an event space as well, some of the evenings the room will be reserved for events (and occasionally daytimes on weekends). You can always see the calendar to check when and what kind of events are going on.

    On top of this, there will also be a max. of 3 days a month where we may reserve the think.dk space during the day for think.dk organized tours/workshops/rentals. In these cases, you will be notified a minimum of one week before the scheduled date.

    To encourage sharing, connecting and collaboration, the long table will be reserved from 12:30-13:30 for people to eat their lunch together.

    You will share the work space with the think.dk team, the developers working at parentNode and the charitable telecommunication company GreenSpeak

    There will be lots of space for sparring sessions or hangouts and we have a monthly Friday Bar that you are also encouraged to join. 

    Price and Conditions

    • Regular price: 1500,- DKK/month (excl. moms/VAT)
    • Discount price for students and non-profits: 1000,- DKK/month (excl. moms/VAT)
    • Part time: 800,- DKK/month (excl. moms/VAT). Three days access between mon-fri, 09:00-17:00.

    You can cancel your membership on a monthly basis. Your membership month starts from the day of your sign up.

    You can also get a daypass for 75,- DKK, if you would like to only use the space occasionally or get a taste of the atmosphere and community before signing up for a membership. Please drop us a line if you're interested in this option.

    If think.dk sounds like the right co-working space for you, then please go ahead and apply for your coworking membership here! We will respond to you within 48 hours (on weekdays), so if you’re quick, you could even start this week. 

    We’re excited to hear from you!

  • Why being a member of think.dk helps to save the world

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    This is not about what's in it for you, but for everyone – we’re in this together

    It has come to our attention that some people don’t understand why they should become a member, and why we have a membership based concept to finance our Center. Here comes our explanation.

    think.dk is a place for creators. For people who have the bigger picture in mind, who want to share knowledge, try new concepts, and let ideas and creativity unfold. For people who believe that it is time that we start caring about others, our local communities and our planet. For people who are ready to carry a part of the weight, and to be part of the solution instead a part of the problem. All of these points perfectly describe the mindset of our members – our big challenge is to find enough of them to keep this place alive.

    We aim to be independent of foundations or state support that is only granted for limited periods, and of investors who connect their giving with demands on how we do things. We do not want to suffer from financial insecurity forever, but instead we want to build a stable way of carrying this place – by many small contributions from the people.

    There are thousands of initiatives out there who survive like this. But here at think.dk, we are continuously met with concerns from people who feel like it ‘wouldn’t be worth it’ for them to sign up for the membership. It seems like the benefits that come with paying each month – free access to many events, 50% discount on the others, the possibility to use the space for your own passion project and so on – are not worth 100,- DKK. We’ve been struggling for some time to understand this, especially because at the same time other people express that this is incredibly cheap for the value think.dk provides.

    Recently, however, this perspective has become more understandable: people still argue from a consumer’s perspective. Of course, why would you pay 100,- each month, if you might only make it here once every second month to an event that costs only 80,- DKK? That seems like a waste of money, right? Especially if you have a full-time job, a family and live at the other end of the city, it might be hard to see how investing 100,- DKK each month will pay out for you.

    It is not surprising that this is how most people are arguing. We are, after all, made to be and are treated as consumers in all areas of life, so it has become our default way of looking at things. So, let us explain to you why it is time to switch glasses:

    We believe that spaces like the one we created here in Østerbro, Copenhagen, are vital for the survival of humanity. We believe that we have to start looking at the world through a different lens, if we want to ensure a future for our children that is worth living. And we believe that each of us carries that spark within ourselves, that drives us to create something meaningful instead of being degraded to being just a consumer. The human potential is so much bigger than that, and we are not ready to give up hope in humanity yet.

    We also believe that think.dk has the potential to grow into a sustainable business, employing several people – perhaps 10s, 100s or even 1000s of people all over the world – in a network where all experience and infrastructure is shared. Where our kind of change thrives.

    We are convinced that there are enough people out there who want to step into their power of co-creation, who are ready to act from a creator’s mindset. People who want to support a space where we allow humans to experiment in order to unfold their potential, where we implement new ways of approaching problems and sustainable solutions from a holistic perspective. We hope they will find us before we run out of breath.

    So please consider becoming a member of think.dk so that we can continue with our collective quest to create a sustainable future.

    Insistently hopeful,

    Rosa, Anja & Martin

  • 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 think.dk 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

  • Do you love your phone provider?

      • think.dk

    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?