Makerspace Best Practices by madelene Madelene Fetsch


Makerspaces sometimes struggle knowing or staying up-to-date with best practices for fiscal oversight to guard against and mitigate the risks of embezzlement and other financial mismanagement.


Tags: financial-health, operations

Team Members Join Team


Diagnostic Statement

Problem Statement
succinct, one-sentence description
Makerspaces sometimes struggle knowing or staying up-to-date with best practices for fiscal oversight to guard against and mitigate the risks of embezzlement and other financial mismanagement.
Category
broad category of impact
financial-health, operations
Impacted Groups or Individuals
list of those impacted by problem (organize with largest impact top)
  • Group object (175)
  • Group object (176)
  • Group object (177)
Benefit of Solving the Problem
description of positive potential
  • Lessen risk from bad actors
  • Reduce risk to space for its lifetime
  • Better knowledge for leadership turnover
  • Education for members around financial oversight
  • Financially stable makerspaces
Known Barriers
those things which would prevent success of a future solution
  • Lack of transparency in finances to members
  • Lack of knowledge about sound fiscal practices
  • Members don’t want to participate
Potential Collaborators
list of those interested in helping to solve this problem
  • Any organization that has experience with setting up financial oversight practices
  • Madalene Fetsch, Phoenix Asylum, Boulder, CO
Statement POC
name and contact info
Madelene Fetsch
Comments
  Name Solicitation # Amount Max Deadline Score
Improving Undergraduate STEM Education: Education and Human Resources (IUSE: EHR) 15-585 $300,000 Jan. 17, 2017, 8:01 p.m. 66
STEM + Computing Partnerships (STEM+C) 16-527 $47,000,000 March 14, 2017, 8:11 p.m. 64
NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Program (S-STEM) 16-540 $95,000,000 April 20, 2017, 8:14 p.m. 63
Economic Development Assistance Programs ­ Application submission and program requirements for EDA’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance programs. EDAP2016 $3,000,000 March 2, 2027, 8:50 p.m. 63
Discovery Research PreK-12 (DRK-12) 15-592 $5,000,000 Dec. 5, 2016, 7:43 p.m. 63
Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) 15-599 $1,200,000 Aug. 9, 2017, 8:17 p.m. 61
EHR Core Research (ECR) 15-509 $500,000 Sept. 14, 2017, noon 60
EDA Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program EDA-HDQ-TA-HDQ-2016-2004759 $300,000 Nov. 2, 2039, 8:54 p.m. 60
Dear Colleague Letter: Enabling the Future of Making to Catalyze New Approaches in STEM Learning and Innovation 15-086 $300,000 Dec. 15, 2016, noon 36
Research in the Formation of Engineers (RFE) PD 15-1340 $150,000 Jan. 25, 2017, 7:33 p.m. 27
Science of Learning (SL) PD 16-004Y $300,000 Jan. 18, 2017, 8:23 p.m. 27
Broadening Participation in Engineering (BPE) PD 16-7680 $300,000 Feb. 6, 2017, 8:09 p.m. 26

Private Views: 0 Public Views: 1014

© Copyright 2018 Spurri - All rights reserved.

Made with Pingendo   Pingendo logo