How to make training affordable

Our trainings are offered on a non-profit basis. We will work with your budget and only seek to cover travel costs, lodging and food, and if your budget allows, a small stipend for the trainers. We may be able to partially subsidize these costs in cases of high need.

Other costs may include materials, lodging, and food for participants. We can discuss these details with you and help develop a list of needs, a budget, and a plan for raising the money.

Don’t let lack of money stop you. We may be able subsidize some of your costs. And it’s often easier than you think to raise money for a training.

We have found that a sliding-scale fee for people attending the training as well as some public fundraising is usually enough to cover costs. Our experience is that a typical training will attract between 20 and 40 participants. At a recommended donation of $50 (sliding scale, no minimum and no maximum), it is possible to generate $1-2,000 in income.

We also recommend that people interested in holding a training organize a public fundraising campaign. For an example, click here. It is usually possible to raise another $1,000 or more in this way.

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