A special shout out and word of thanks to the good folks at Make Nashville who gave us a tour while we were in town for other business.
Things we loved/learned from while we were there. They made great use of Amazon wishlists by having a wishlist for each area that listed consumables and frequently needed supplies. Then that list was posted in the area. This allowed people to easily make donations of stuff, or to buy their own supplies and know they would be compatible.
We are officially requesting a copy of their new member orientation, as the gentleman who started our tour had been a member less than a month, but knew to make sure we signed in, had liability wavers and gave a great walk through. How many of us could count on brand new members to "get it right"?
Although they have only been in this space for about a year and a half, it looked and felt like they had been there much longer. Folks we talked with agreed that spaces go through changes in their lifecycle, and noted that they had just recently reworked their space and moved many areas around, accommodating growing equipment capacity and changing member interests.
Make Nashville, we do need to define an interstate partnership project....