Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly is the Dallas Maker Community?
What do you do?
What services do you provide?
We provided creative zero-cost organizational development and marketing solutions to help makerspaces achieve their community purpose. In addition, we offer leadership education to help makerspace leaders develop their skills and knowledge.
Do you charge a fee?
No. Our services are always free of charge.
How can I request services?
We do not accept solicitations. However, we will from time to time accept referrals from someone within our network. Services are provided on a case-by-case, need-only basis that we identify and select independently. You are more than welcome to network with us on social media. If you know of a worthy cause that deserves our attention, please let us know about it!
Can I volunteer to help?
Maybe. If you believe you have skills, connections, or resources that would be an asset to our mission, feel free to network with us on social media. We offer both paid and unpaid research internships to graduate students in STEM fields, psychology, and management science. We also offer paid and unpaid internships to talented individuals with art, communication, coding, information technology, law, business, and management backgrounds.
Do you accept donations?
Yes! We are always grateful for any donations we receive. However, we are currently fully funded and do not require any additional donations at this time. Thank you for your support!
Please take my money! How can I send you my donation anyway?
We work with a network of trusted donors who help us provide the resources we need to continue our work. We only accept donations as needed from these donors in order to maintain high standards of communication and collaboration with those that support our cause. If you still want to make an impactful financial contribution that would benefit our mission, you can join us by networking with us on social media. Thank you for your support!
Are you affiliated with Dallas Makerspace?
No. The Dallas Maker Community came together to create Dallas Makerspace in 2010. The Founder of Dallas Makerspace is also the Founder and Executive Director of Dallas Maker Community. Founding members and supporters of Dallas Makerspace are still a big part of our network. However, the two organizations have no formal affiliation.
Where should a community makerspace be located?
Is a 3D printer required to have a makerspace?
What is needed to start a community makerspace?
You might be intimidated by the idea of starting a makerspace. You've read about makerspaces and seen how they're a great resource for people all over the world. Now you want to start one. You don't need much. Dallas Makerspace opened its first location in 2010 with a little over $6,000 in community funds and less than 30 founding members contributing modestly every month. Every makerspace creates its own path based on the resources and vision of the community it serves. Ultimately, you will need the following: