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How to Host Better Gatherings

Groundwork members gather to eat cookies in the kitchen

You can’t just bring a bunch of people together in a room and expect that it will be a good time. If you want to host better gatherings, they must be intentional. As I reflect on my recent gathering experience, I can see three distinct things that set our gatherings apart.

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Don’t need a desk? Try our social club

Woman smiling at Groundwork holiday party - social club

“I get to listen to and learn from a bunch of smart ambitious folks  – people I would not have met otherwise.. Plus, Groundwork is “Communications Central” for what’s going on in the city. It’s inspiring to see in action a bunch of smart young people who are committed to making the world a better place (and maybe a buck or two).”

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How WFH can negatively affect your mental health

‘I’m new to coworking and I didn’t realize how much I missed working in community with others until I started doing it again. Even just the short hellos and how are you doing check-ins mean a lot to me and almost immediately improve my mood and make me feel so welcome.”

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Coworking means Community

“I recently moved to New Bedford from Martha’s Vineyard and was struggling to find community in the area. I only knew a couple people and as an extrovert, I crave human connection, but was finding it difficult to create new friendships. I have always been social and had not anticipated it being hard for me to make new friends. I soon found out that making friends as an adult, in a new place, in the midst of a pandemic, was not easy!”

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