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

Florencia Edwards floev22 at gmail.com
Thu Dec 19 22:01:55 CET 2013

thanks matt, we are doing this with some members! OTher members are not
intrested in doing classes, so it's just a few

2013/12/19 matt <matt at nycresistor.com>

> 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.
> -matt
> 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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