Without members, there is no Hive76.

Lite Basic Core
$15/month $50/month $100/month
24/7 Access
Tool and Equipment Usage*
Parts and Supplies Usage
Storage Tote Standard XL
Personal Desk
Host Group Events
Personal Desk
Voting Rights Vote Vote + Block
  • Core Membership: $100 a month, for heavy users of the space
  • Basic Membership: $50 a month, for most people
  • Lite Membership: $15 a month, a friend/patron of Hive. Sometimes known as ‘dismember’

Core Membership

Core Members are people that have a lot invested in the space, and use it often for personal or (case by case allowed) small business or event use.

What you give

  • $100 a month

What you get

  • 24/7 access to Hive76 for personal projects
  • Personal Work Desk
  • Automatic permission to have group events (discuss with management first)
  • Core Members have priority on equipment and tools
  • The right to vote on and can block organization decisions*
  • Large storage tote (27 gallon)
  • Use of communal materials/consumables/components (wood, 3D printer filament, LEDs)
  • Permission to use all space equipment and tools (once trained)
  • The ability to check out some tools.
  • First dibs schwag and stuff.

Basic Membership

Basic Members want to use the space on their own schedule, perhaps only on a single project at first.

What you give

  • $50 a month

What you get

  • 24/7 Access to Hive 76 for personal projects
  • The right to use any/all equipment when a Core Member is not using it
  • The right to vote on organization decisions*
  • Medium storage tote
  • Can reserve the space for group events (discuss with management first)
  • Use of communal materials/consumables/components (wood, 3D printer filament, LEDs)
  • Permission to use all space equipment and tools (once trained)

Light Membership

A Light member uses the space casually, or just likes to drop by during open hours. Good for those without a specific project in mind, but just want to be around and involved.

What you give

  • $15 a month

What you get

  • Access to the space during classes, open house, or when other members are around
  • Weblog and private mailing list access
  • Permission to use most space tools and equipment (but not all)

Joining

Hive76 is owned and run by its members, so we are a bit careful about how we accept new members.

  1. Light Membership — We are currently working through some changes to this process. Please come to open house and ask for information from Management for the most up to date information.
    1. No application necessary! It is best to come to open house (Wedensday nights at 8pm) so that we can match a face to your name.
    2. Visit Hive76 to fill out our new member form in person.
    3. Start paying dues, collected at the beginning of the month.
  2. Basic & Core Membership
    1. This level of includes 24/7 access and confers a level of trust from the rest of the members. So therefore the process is a little more involved.
    2. First, you should definitely drop by for a few Wednesday night open houses. Get to know us. This is a shared space, and to make it run well, we need to know personalities mesh well.
    3. The next step is to find somebody to sponsor your membership. Your sponsor guides you through the membership process, and also vouches for you to the other members. You may ask any core or basic member to sponsor you, or they may volunteer themselves to the position.
    4. Next is a short application. In an email to your sponsor (who will forward your bid to current members), please answer the following questions:
      1. What do you would you like to gain from Membership at Hive76? Are there any specific skills or projects you hope to develop at Hive?
      2. What do you plan to give to Hive76, that will benefit the space/Membership? e.g. skills you could share with the group, classes you could teach, or
      3. Please provide constructive criticism of Hive76. What are we doing well? What are we lacking? What could we do better? What brought you to Hive and where do you see Hive76 going in the future?
  3. Current membership will to vote to accept the new application. This is done in person, usually at the monthly members meeting. Your sponsor and our secretary will coordinate this process.
  4. Visit Hive76 to fill out our new member form in person.
  5. Start paying your dues, collected at the beginning of the month.
  6. Finally, you will be contacted to make sure your keys, blog access, hive-email, and other facilities work. Your sponsor will give you a formal ‘shelf by shelf’ tour of the space, so you know where to find tools, parts, and equipment to use.