Hey there! We want to be transparent about where Emberwood is at financially and our goals around this.
Money coming in to Emberwood: Emberwood received a grant from Rainbow Connection ($750/month for 5 months - about 1 hour per work day). Right now, the main source of income is from gatherings and one-on-ones. We want to be financially accessible for folks, so most offerings are on a pay-what-you-can basis. Do not hesitate to actually pay only what you can right now. We will never comment on the amount you choose and it will remain confidential. It is already forgotten. Hopefully in the future Emberwood will be an NGO or have a charity number for donations. If you can pay more that suggested amounts, please consider doing so! This helps keep events accessible for those who are paying less.
Money going out from Emberwood: The gatherings need wood, yummy treats and some base supplies like extra fleece sweaters for people to borrow. We are also in progress to use some income to offset our office CO2 through Bullfrog Power. Other expenses are website hosting, gas, and the biggest one is labour. Currently, Emberwood has one spiritual ally, Alison, and this is her full-time gig at the moment.
If you have skills in these areas let’s talk about trading! Usually the trade would be 1 hour for 1 hour. If you’d like to volunteer, that’s wonderful too!
wood chore (just driving out to my wood guy on the north side and picking us up some wood)
volunteering at events (one person per event). Involves signing people in, picking up any treats, etc.
writing a piece for our (upcoming!) guest blog about your experience at an Emberwood event (because people should be paid for their writing!)
stitching or telling me how on earth I can get a logo onto a fleece sweater
another skill or service or neat item you have that you think I might need