Thoughts on Management Activity

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Different Roles

Hackspace Infrastructure

Summary A catch-all term intended to cover the management/maintenance of:

  • Plumbing
  • Electrics
  • Fixtures & Fittings
  • Security
  • Furnishings
  • Utilities usage
  • Shared access
  • IT Provision

Membership Management

Summary Matters relating to membership relations and management to include:

  • Welcome information
  • Wiki/Wordpress Access
  • Membership Fees
  • Membership benefits
  • Storage management
  • Provision of information
  • Google Group Management
  • Manage Members only google group

Events Management & Marketing

Summary Matter relating to Calendar Management, Marketing and Event co-ordination to include:

  • Event bookings/space usage
  • Advertising & Marketing the space and events
  • Twitter & Facebook
  • What's On Guides etc
  • Leaflets & Posters
  • Publicity & Media
  • Representation on local committees & at events

Treasury & Accounts

Summary Should be the guardian of funds and protector of revenue to include:

  • Checking bank balance regularly and reporting to board
  • Reimbursable expenditure
  • Logging membership payments
  • Managing annual accounts
  • Paying bills ontime
  • Maintain projected incomes expenditure information
  • Manage direct debits and standing orders
  • Manage any PayPal accounts
  • Provide access to other board members

Commercial Interests

Summary To oversee any money making operating the Hackspace may partake in:

  • Wholesaler accounts like Ada Fruit & Oomlout
  • Kit sales
  • Snackspace?
  • Additional Events Management
  • Vending machine

Tools & Consumables

Summary To oversee the acquisition, maintenance & pledges etc of Hackspace provided tools, consumables to include:

  • Finding tools for free & donated tools etc
  • Buying tools that would enhance the space and add value for members
  • Co-ordinating pledge drives etc for "big ticket" items that would improve or enhance the value for members
  • Ensuring tools etc are maintained including consumables like blades, bits etc
  • Buying and acquiring consumable electronics, craft items, ironmongery and other appropriate items
  • At all times getting best value for small amounts of money.

Web Services

Summary To oversee the provision of high quality public facing web services that add an on line dimmension to the hackspace to include:

  • the Wordpress page
  • Overview of the Wiki
  • Flickr account management