These are just some quick thoughts to get the conversation started.
How would you describe your organization’s current culture?
We have a culture based on common intrest. It seems to me that a lot of members “silo” in the sense that they work solo on their own projects with little community input. While in our situation that isn’t bad in itself, I personally would like to see more finished products
When you think about the future of your organization, what concerns you the most?
Every year at elections the future of MakeICT is doomed unless we do x. There have been some years we didn’t do that and saw growth. I think the community will continue to grow, but my primary concern would be with involvement. That’s a common problem in organizations like ours, I’d like to think the we can answer it in our case and engage our membership for more volunteers activities. We have some great ideas and not enough strong backs.
When you think about the future of your organization, what are your aspirations?
I would like to see the makerspace become the main aggregate for hobby and intrest news. It would be neat for our calendar to be able give the Wichita community at large a complete picture of hobby classes and events making the makerspace the go to place for making anything even if it’s not there, or your not a member.
What will it take for your organization to address your biggest challenges?
Member engagement is probably our biggest challenge right now. We have the ability to reach our membership on multiple platforms but getting them to pull together for big events takes something that we may be lacking or misusing.