What's the purpose of the group? Creating, understanding, research and compliance of makerspace(s) both for profit and non-profit 501 (c) with state and federal regulations including overall governance of a makerspace but not limited to questions regarding: Forming and electing a Bod and creating Bylaws. Overall election procedures and state compliance and accounting questions and requirements will be discussed and researched and reported at the meetings. (This is an information gathering and discussion group. Not an accounting entity. It is NOT a government entity. State and Federal regulations may be discussed but It is NOT a legal entity and no legal advice will be given.)
Who should join? If you are already involved in the governance of any makerspace or highly motivated and interested in the business side of a makerspace or are interested in starting a new makerspace (for profit or non-profit). This is the meetup for you.
What we will you do at our events? Our meetings will address questions and concerns with creating new makerspace and/or governance issues of existing makerspaces. Anyone who is interested in the business side and political inner working of a makerspace you should attend; this is the group for you. (Plus we are super-fun. :)