About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to support the full range of organizations that impact makers by encouraging connections, broadly sharing resources, facilitating funding opportunities, engaging in policy development, and advocating for the maker movement. We help maker organizations amplify the passion, innovation, creativity, and diversity of the maker community, to maximize both local and global impact.

Our Vision

The vision of Nation of Makers is to build a society where everyone has access to the tools, technologies, experiences and knowledge to make anything; to create a thriving, connected, and inclusive community of practice where collaboration fosters a culture of abundance.

“Since the recent birth of the maker movement, millions of individuals, and thousands of organizations and institutions have found ways to explore their own creative potential.”

The maker movement has had a global impact on local communities around the world.

Makerspaces, hackerspaces, biospaces, incubators, innovation spaces, Maker Faires, maker meetups and events and maker organizations have fueled unparalleled innovation, growth, and economic impact in a wide breadth of sectors including education, the arts, music, design, science, technology, engineering, medical innovation, culinary arts, agriculture, defense, economic and workforce development, community revitalization, and manufacturing. But there is still much work to be done, to strengthen and support the community and to increase its impact around the world.

Nation of Makers (NoM), is a coalition of diverse organizations that are working together to support the maker community through community building, resource sharing, and advocacy. NoM is actively working with leaders from the maker community in all 50 states and has received more than 300 Letters of Support from hackerspaces, makerspaces, companies, libraries, local government, and economic development agencies.

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