[hackerspaces] Help with membership agreement and tool loan policies

Joshua Pritt ramgarden at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 20:24:26 CEST 2014

1. Make sure people know about LOANING a tool vs DONATING a tool.  If
loaned the member can take it back if they move or whatever.  Donating
means it's part of the shop's assets.
2. Create a wiki page on your space's wiki (you do have a wiki, right?)
with a table showing who loaned or donated which tools. Or if multiple
members paid for a tool.
3. If loaned make sure to put your name on it with a labelmaker or
engraver, etc.
4. Make a rule that if someone breaks a tool they should help pay for
fixing or replacing it.  Rational people should automatically offer to help
fix it.
5. Some people have asked about valuating tool donations so that if they
donate a tool it will pay for their membership for some time.  This still
needs further discussion.

On Wed, Oct 8, 2014 at 2:06 PM, Dave <tallycast at gmail.com> wrote:

> Making Awesome is a makerspace in Tallahassee Florida.  Recently we were
> booted from our original location and are moving into a new space.  We're
> keeping our doors closed to the public for a couple of months while we
> build out the new space and tighten up our organization.
> That brings up this request.
> We are looking for best practices/good examples/advice on membership
> requirements and on policies/expectations for tools loaned to the space by
> members or others.
> Cheers, and thanks,
> David Brightbill
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