[hackerspaces] question about hackerspace hourly rate, what do you think

matt matt at nycresistor.com
Thu Dec 19 21:55:04 CET 2013

one of the things nyc resistor tried is basically reducing membership rates
for members that taught x number of classes at the space.  this lead to the
space getting money from classes, the member getting money, and there being
more classes.

wins all around.


On Thu, Dec 19, 2013 at 3:43 PM, David Francos <me at davidfrancos.net> wrote:

> 2013/12/19 Florencia Edwards <floev22 at gmail.com>
>> Thanks dave for your answer . Alan, I agree on the community, but i'm
>> thinking this hour rates for a virtual community we have but don't have the
>> money to spend on a whole month in the makerspace, but for sure would do it
>> if it was for hours (less money and time).  to use some tools. So the
>> community exists, we have  a forum  and we are friends, but they just don't
>> have the money. I don't know what to do to include them
> Why not simply doing a special price for people with less resources?
> If you've got a strong community, consult with them, most probable thing
> is they'll be ok paying more than people who couldn't affor the hackerspace
> otherwise.
> We at Dlabs Hackerspace (Spain) did that for a while, and those members
> ended up paying the full wage when they could. We've got even a
> free-comunity member that donates material and hours of his time to the
> hackerspace instead of money.
> Things are a bit different, we've got 450€ of full outcome (and 330 of
> regular income + donations + beer + paid talks / events, that are given /
> organished by volunteers). Remember that there are more ways to provide for
> a hackerspace than just memberships =)
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