One thing that has been on my mind, and that I’ve had a couple of informal discussions about, is the opportunity that the RFID system gives us to restructure memberships.
Our current membership regime is based on keys, key holders and non key holders. RFID gets rid of this distinction as we’ll all have RFIDs.
My other concern is that the space as it is is starving. If it were a plant in the garden, it needs watering and nutrients more than its getting. Its a big building with a lot of cleaning and maintenance. Its a Nonprofit with a heavy administrative burden. It costs somewhere approaching $5K per month to remain solvent. So lots of money, and lots of labour. I feel like we are always in a pinch on both, and this is stressful for the organization.
I feel like the RFID implementation gives us the opportunity to restructure how we charge out memberships to better serve the space. So whether it is part of the financial discussion, or the RFID discussion, I think we should start to talk openly about how we are going to organize and pay for memberships with RFID instead of keys, and how that new structure can help keep the space thriving.