Founded in 1988, MarinSpace is the only North Bay organization dedicated to building workspaces and collaborations that strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of community organizations. Our unique strategy brings together best practices in real estate development, strategic planning, and nonprofit management. We provide real estate-related services to help create affordable, quality, mission-enhancing workspace, and business and planning services to support effective inter-organizational collaborations … Read More

Our History

MarinSpace, founded in 1988 as Community Services Center of Marin, was established through the hard work of nonprofit leaders joining together to develop a more sustainable solution to their workspace needs. In 1998 the organization purchased and began developing and operating a Nonprofit Center at 70 Skyview Terrace in Terra Linda. Since then, the organization has continued to successfully and cost effectively provide stable, affordable, mission enhancing space to many Marin nonprofits at this location.

Over the past several years, . . . Read More

Our Guiding Principles

  • Collaboration & Partnership
  • Innovation
  • Excellence & Professionalism
  • Nonprofit Supporter & Advocate
  • Sustainability


Successful nonprofits engage in effective collaborations with many different stakeholders, each complementing the other with a different set of knowledge and skills. MarinSpace brings the following stakeholders together, to develop and maintain community partnerships in pursuit of a common goal – quality workspace and effective collaborations.

  • Tenant Organizations
  • Philanthropy
  • Real Estate Service Providers
  • Nonprofit Management Support Organizations
  • Community-Based Financial Institutions
  • NonprofitCenters Network

MarinSpace Board of Directors

Our board is comprised of civic leaders, real estate professionals, and nonprofit sector experts. They bring a wealth of community expertise and relationships to MarinSpace and to the community organizations we serve.

  • Debbie Levy, Chair
  • Cheryl Cinelli, Vice Chair
  • Klif Knoles, Secretary
  • Jennifer Tyrell-Smith, Treasurer
  • Maureen Hochler
  • Richard Kalish
  • Jerry Suyderhoud
  • Lydia Cameron
  • Joe Meylan

    Click here for Board Profiles.

    CEO Profile – Shelley Hamilton

    After spending more than 10 years as a consultant in both the Nonprofit and Information Technology sectors, Shelley Hamilton joined MarinSpace in 2003 as its first Executive Director. She has experience in business planning and strategy development, group facilitation, organizational design and over 20 years experience working with Nonprofit Centers.  She has consulted and presented on the subject at workshops and conferences across the country. Click here to read more

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