Maker Campus Facilitator FAQs

What Does Maker Campus Offer

Event Listing and Directory for Programs

Exposure to Our Make: & Maker Faire Audience

Secure Online Payments and Payouts

Online Webinar, Meeting, and Event Page

Marketing Inclusion and Promotion on Distribution

Online community group around your program

Bird's Eye View

We encourage you to share and/or teach classes, workshops, demonstrations, or a small fireside chat on topics you are passionate and knowledgeable with. We welcome classes on all subjects and in all formats, for learners of all ages. We suggest listing a range of options, and then iterating based on the discovered popularity. 

Your earnings will depend on what your classes cost, and how many people sign up. You determine the price of the ticket and the minimum number of attendees needed to make it worth your while. We collect a 30% service fee from all paid enrollments. We will send your payment 10-14 days after your program ends. Payment is via Bill.com or via Paypal upon request to the email address you specify.  You will need to pay tax on your earnings and report them appropriately.

Make: reserves the right to offer up to a 20% discount on all campus programs.  

Online programs currently take place on Make: Zoom accounts. All sessions are recorded and sent to your registered attendees. For your first program on Maker Campus, we will hold a coaching session with you (a ‘run of show’ meeting) and will be present at your event to act as moderators.
Yes! We welcome organizations to apply to offer their content on Maker Campus. To become an Ambassador Organization please contact us here. If you’re a school administrator looking to enroll learners in classes or partner with us in another way, contact us here. If you are an employer looking to provide Maker Campus classes as a benefit to your employees, contact us here.

To Apply

Please use the application to apply, it also helps us to get to know you. Help your application stand out with creative and original content programming ideas. We are excited that you want to learn and share with our audience. Our team reviews all applications that are submitted. You will hear back from us in 3-5 business days.
You must be at least 18 years old to facilitate a program on Maker Campus.
What is your camp, class, or workshop? You will want a telling and enticing description.
 
  • What skills will be learned? 
  • What will make it fun?
  • Class title?
  • What are the tools & materials needed to participate?
  • Most people are visual! Photos are used to represent the class throughout the site, and when the class is shared on social media. We need a selection of images to help promote your offering on our sites, in the ticketing platform, on social.
  • Your event description should entice an audience and give an outline of what this event is and what will be covered.
There are two areas to in which to describe yourself: ‘My Expertise’ and ‘Facilitator Profile’. Under the ‘My Expertise Section’, tell the audience why you are a good person to give this workshop or presentation. This information will be particular to this event listing. The more general Maker Campus Facilitator profile is used across all of your Maker Campus event listings. Your Facilitator Profile should include:

 

  • Headline: A short phrase that describes you, e.g.  ‘Former Teacher and lifelong learner’ ‘Tesla Coil Musicians who travel the world’ ‘Maker Magician who has made his passion a family business’ ‘Engineer by day Hacker by night’ ‘Jack of all trades’
  • Photo: This should be of you, and include a clear view of your face
  • About me: A paragraph that describes your background, experience, and interests.  This should be 100-200 words in length. This should be free of spelling or grammatical errors and can be used for marketing purposes.
  • Social URL: In order to promote your offering to the widest audience please provide social handles.

You can offer a Maker Campus program with various schedules and tickets, e.g., a class offered at different time slots that an attendee can choose from or or a class over different date ranges. 

Makers set their own class prices from the class edit page. Keep your target audience and the cost of materials in mind when pricing your class. You can specify if the ticket is intended to cover a single learner or household / group of learners on a single device. Special arrangements can be made if you would like the ticket price for your program cover the cost of materials and shipping.

Make: reserves the right to offer up to a 20% discount on all campus programs.

  • What is your maximum and minimum number of attendees/participants? 
  • Think about your target audience.  
  • What day of week and time of day will work? 
  • What price (consider cost of materials)?
  • Duration of camp, class, or workshop. (# hours for the ticket price).
  • As well as the listings on our website, we will promote your scheduled classes via weekly emails and  social media posts. Schedule 6 or more weeks out to maximize the promotion we can do for your classes.
  • The ticket name and short description should tell your audience what they are purchasing.  
  • Are shipping of materials involved?  Will need to decide on an appropriate cut-off date to assess if minimum sign up level is met, and a ticket sales end date that allows for adequate shipping time.
A picture says 1000 words. Choose an image that is visually compelling and relevant to the class topic.
  • At least one square image 1000X1000px (500X500 minimum) and one wide 2:1 ratio, 2160x1080px. The more images the better.
  • If the image includes significant amounts of text, it may receive less promotion.
  • You must have rights to the photos.  See additional terms HERE.
  • Your image may not depict violence, nudity, or symbols of hate.
  • Short promo videos are useful for newsletter inclusions and social media posts.
Please do not use graphics with text overlays for your featured image.

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How Does it Work?

We will review your application and contact you with any questions. We may request check in meeting to help answer any questions and finalize your listing. You are able to manage your event listing and attendees from our Facilitator Portal. Once an event is approved and tickets are on sale, the event title, posted schedule, and ticket price are set and can only be changed by our team.

If accepted, we will get started on marketing your event. Please allow 6 weeks to be able to promote your event through our marketing channels.

We will work with you on how co-promote and get tickets sold.

We will track ticket sales and keep informed. Assuming that enough tickets have sold, we will set up a ‘run of show’ check-in meeting with you prior to the event. This will walk you through the rest of the set up. 

An online event group will be provided for each Maker Campus program. You can post updates & resources, chat with your attendees, and send email notifications. Registered attendees that are kept informed and made excited often prove to be the most fun and effective marketing strategy.

We will set a time with you to assess registration levels and make any needed modifications.  

In the case where we have not met the minimum number of participants we will work with you to either modify the listing, reschedule, or cancel the event. 

Tips

Programs are most successful when makers are excited about what they’re offering.  If you have been to a Maker Faire think about the energy in the air it is contagious and centered around learning and sharing.

One time classes help you create awareness and reach new learners, while longer classes let learners engage more deeply with the topics you offer.

Have more participants see your classes by sharing them on Facebook, by email or on other social media. Just click the Share link on your class pages or teacher page.

Show your passion for your subject and create programs that you might like to do yourself.  If you are offering a common topic put a unique spin on.

The more information that participants have, the more likely they are to enroll. Pick a title that is catchy and a summary that is descriptive. What, Why, When, and How.

Reach out and engage with those who have registered for your program.  Respond to attendee questions in a timely matter. 

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