Financial Resources Focus GroupSaturday, August 4th, 10am to 1pmKCC, 73 NE MonroeFood will be provided after the meeting for all who wish to stay
A Dharma center requires funds to operate, and a discussion of finances can begin with line-items on a budget. Yet even before we get to the brass tacks of donations and budgets, there's the larger questions around our values around money and our relationship to giving and spending. Every church and nonprofit has an implicit culture toward money. In our small group sessions during this focus group, we'll consider both halves of the equation.
- Our organization reflects its values by making sure retreats earn a small profit but also offering scholarships to make all retreats accessible, and raising the rest through pledges. Organizations like public radio have a membership model where people pledge certain amounts; Christian churches ask members to tithe. Do you have any opinion about how KCC ought to ask for money?
- How do we think about giving in relationship to our practice? When is it okay to say no to giving more money?
- How would you feel about paying $100 a month?
- If you can't afford that much or think it is too much, is there something you'd be willing to get rid of (a new urban center, certain programs, teachers, etc.)?
- Are there other programs or events KCC might sponsor to raise more funds?