Primer Magazine has a great article on working for a non-profit entitled “What You Need To Know About Working For A Non-Profit“. The article explains why it is harder than you think, yet well worth the experience. We agree 🙂
Gui Cavalcanti, founder of Artisan’s Asylum, hosted a How to Make a Makerspace session at Maker Faire Bay Area in May of 2013, then documented the adventure in a series of blog posts for Make: Acquiring Insurance Creating a Business Model Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab? Artisan’s Asylum also has a How to Make A Makerspace workshop site …
After Eric Michaud helped start Pumping Station One and HacDC, he found himself repeatedly answering the same questions about starting a hackerspace – so he did a series of how-to posts on the Adafruit blog and then created a guide to answer the most common questions.
After visiting Syn Shop, the Las Vegas hackerspace, Ian wrote a Make: blog post about his visit. Check it out to learn more about Syn Shop and downtown Las Vegas.
If you’ve helped run a hackerspace / makerspace, then you know that sometimes laughter is the only solution for the patterns of behavior found in all our spaces. Someone with a great sense of humor and a ton of animated .gifs shares the experience on the “Running a Hackerspace” tumblr. Warning: Frequently and very appropriately NSFW.
Thinking of starting a makerspace (or hackerspace) in your community? MakerEd, the non-profit arm of Maker Media created a Makerspace Playbook that is filled with information on the organization, tools, roles and much, much, more that you’ll need to get started and run a makerspace. Click here to request the playbook from MakerEd.