[hackerspaces] How to make money to sustain a hackerspace

Randall Arnold randall.arnold at texrat.net
Mon Dec 8 01:11:28 CET 2014

Here are some I’ve seen used and some that just make sense:

*	silent auctions (typically held in conjunction with meetups and/or other fundraisers)
*	donation jar at retail and other supporting establishments
*	community events (bowlathons, et al)
*	dinner nights (example: one local restaurant near me provides 15% of night's take when you hold a dinner gathering)
*	swag sales (Etsy, Cafepress, Zazzle, et al)
*	“garage” sales
*	Sponsors
*	Grants (in the US there are a LOT of federal, state and corporate grant opportunities)
*	One-time corporate donations (provide a community service, get free money from interested companies)
*	Partnerships (quid pro quo activities)
*	Amazon Smile (Amazon contributes money to your nonprofit with each purchase when you register and people use http://smile.amazon.com for purchase url
*	various best practices: http://www.bing.com/search?q=nonprofit+fundraising <http://www.bing.com/search?q=nonprofit+fundraising&qs=n&form=QBLH&pq=nonprofit+fundraising&sc=8-16&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=81bf0599e6d24ab18850dfcf5a5a3553> &qs=n&form=QBLH&pq=nonprofit+fundraising&sc=8-16&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=81bf0599e6d24ab18850dfcf5a5a3553



From: discuss-bounces+randall.arnold=texrat.net at lists.hackerspaces.org [mailto:discuss-bounces+randall.arnold=texrat.net at lists.hackerspaces.org] On Behalf Of Florencia Edwards
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What do you do in day to day activities to earn money for the hackerspace? We have memberships and workshops but its not enough to maintain it. We are in crisis. Do you sell electronic kits, our kits you make there? Any idea is good. Thanks

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