Ask yourself the following questions in order to get clarity on your contribution. Keep in mind that the overall guideline is, like Miki Kashtan puts it, to “give the most that you can do without overstretching or resentment”. And also check out this page where we share our needs as facilitators in order to have the full picture!
Do you belong to the middle or upper/owning class in the Global North?
If yes, consider paying the “Sustainability Tier” (450 Eur) or more if you…
- own the home you live in
- have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money
- travel recreationally
- have access to family money and resources in times of need
- work part time by choice
- have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education (or gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.) Even if you are not currently exercising your earning power, we ask you to recognize this as a choice.
Do you belong to the Global South (no matter the economic class) or are working class/impoverished in the Global North? Consider paying less than the “Sustainability Tier” if you…
- are affected by structural discrimination (i.e. through racism, ableism, classism)
- live paycheck to paycheck
- are living under the poverty line for your country
- are supporting children or have other dependents
- have significant debt
- receive public assistance
- are an elder with limited financial support
- are an unpaid community organizer