I am starting a Makerspace, which is technically more of a hobby subject, but the organization will be a non profit company so I'm posting here.
I feel competent enough to get this off the ground. I'm very passionate about the cause and somewhat experienced in the nuts and bolts of business. I have one dedicated partner in crime (IXTP), and 3 unknowns, we will be meeting on Monday.
I am aware of my personal weaknesses in these situations, which are very typically ENFP, and could definitely use any advice. I'm committed to leading this thing strongly. Last year I was part of a SciFi/Fantasy Covention Committee which I ultimately dropped out of because I'm not really into fandom, but also because the leader drove me crazy. He was a super nice INFP, but not decisive and also confrontation avoidant. He also wasn't very organized, something I will also have to address.
So now I'm confronted with getting this thing off the ground. This will initially involve recruiting members, implementing a committee structure, establishing a web presence and a community presence and raising funds. And this is just phase 1.
What I want to end up with is to have a shared space where people who like to create can share knowledge and resources, a community. Also promote the causes of repairing and reusing things and teaching people the power of being able to fix and modify things. I would also like certain things when it comes to our image and physical presence, but ultimately I think this should be a reflection of the membership.
So, what should I do or avoid doing? I want this thing to work.