Maui Makers has been around for over a year as a Maui LLC, exclusively under founder Jerry Isdale
We need to move beyond this and get a board o directors, incorporation, insurance, etc
Our current benefactors (Community Work Day) are requiring us to get liability insurance. I am persuing this on my own locally.
Beyond this, the land we are on is under control of the State's Dept of Education. Officially we need to be a non-profit in order to utilize this space. I'm not sure if the Space Federation umbrella will cover us for this. Ideally we will be our own 501(c)3 soon.
I'm also hopeful we can move beyond simple makerspace and become a FabLab learning center. I am already a FIRST mentor and will be teaching a "introduce a girl to engineering' class later this month. I am hoping to get a grant to teach more arduino classes to HS kids.
I realized today I dont have anything here in step 3 "create a case". So now we have something to discuss & work to solve I guess.
Btw, our space was recently the subject of a segment on "Self Made in Hawaii" local cable show. You can check out the video on our blog