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RAISING LUMINARIES

Sliding Scale Policy

SACRIFICE vs HARDSHIP

Sacrifice redistributes our power to our community toward a shared goal, creating space for healing and long-term progress.

 

Hardship stretches us so thin that meeting one basic needs stretches our limited resources too thin to meet other basic needs, creating long-term harm.

Which cost do I qualify for?

Choose whether you compensate me for my labor based on your ability to sacrifice payment to support our programs with your risk of hardship.

I can comfortably meet my basic needs with spare for small pleasures.

Full Cost

Paying full price would not noticeably impact my ability to feed my kids, pay rent, or cover our medical expenses.

I stress about meeting my basic needs, but mostly achieve them.

Middle Cost

Paying full price would notably impact my ability to feed my kids, pay rent, and access healthcare.

I struggle to meet my basic needs, and don't always achieve them.

Hardship Cost

Paying the middle cost would severely impact my ability to feed my kids, pay rent, and access healthcare.

SHARED AGREEMENTS

Basic Needs Vs. Small Pleasures

Basic Needs

Basic needs include food, housing, medical care, and transportation to work.

Small Pleasures

Small pleasures include spare change to go out for coffee, stream movies, buy new clothing and similar items without significantly impacting your ability to pay for basic needs.

I don't ask for income verification from individuals. I trust you to value my labor, consider the needs of our community, and contribute what you can to keep our work sustainable.

This sliding scale policy adapted shared and adapted with permission from Worts & Cunning. Our policy is designed to adapt to our community needs and may change without notice.

CONNECTION & COMMUNITY

Luminary Brain Trust

Your monthly membership includes access to a private member portal, chat group, virtual gatherings, ongoing workshops, trainings, and events, a resource library of strategy guides, advocacy letter templates, rainy day social justice kids activities, and more.

All members get the same support and access, regardless of ability to financially support my work.

FULL COST
$30
Middle cost
$15
hardship cost
$5

Pay it forward: Apply code CONSPIRATOR in the ‘discount‘ box during registration.

Your monthly $50 membership will provide access for members who need sliding scale support.

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SUMMER ACCELERATOR OR WINTER INCUBATOR

Seasonal Collectives

Your Summer or Winter membership includes lifetime access to annually recurring 6-week Caregiver Collectives, including year-round access to your season's member portal and resource library. All members get the same support and access, regardless of ability to financially support my work.

Lowest
Severe hardship
$400

By request: 12 payments of $45Lifetime Access

Medium
Moderate Hardship
$800

By request: 4 payments of $215Lifetime Access

Full
No hardship
$1600

By request: 2 payments of $815Lifetime Access

Your membership support covers the expenses and labor of facilitation, in addition to free resources on Books For Littles for families, care workers, and educators who can’t afford a paywall.

Luminary Braintrust members must have a currently-active membership to access the Luminary Braintrust discount. Membership is not transferable between the Summer & Winter Collectives. 

Contact me to coordinate a payment plan or no-cost membership option.

HOURLY PRESENTATION RATES

Illuminati Workshops

Includes a 1.5-2-hour virtual workshop for up to 80 invited attendees, a planning checklist and 20-minute planning consult for organizers, customized workshop itinerary, slides, and post-event companion workbook and resource guide for participants.

Organizations must submit written explanation for choosing a reduced rate before work begins. Payment is due 7 days before the workshop. Additional attendees, workshop recordings, licensing for distribution, and non-disclosure agreements are available at an additional cost.

FULL COST
$2400
MIDDLE COST
$1200
HARDSHIP COST
$400

Schedule a call to inquire about Illuminati Workshops, pricing, and services.

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HOURLY RATES FOR CONSULTATIONS

Panels, Q&As and Consultations

Hourly rate includes unscripted events for up to 30 attendees.

Organizations must submit written explanation for choosing a reduced rate before work begins. Payment is due 7 days before the event. Additional attendees, recordings, licensing for distribution, and non-disclosure agreements are available at an additional cost.

FULL COST
$800hourly
MIDDLE COST
$400hourly
HARDSHIP COST
$25-250hourly

Payment Policies

Payments

Payments can be made online using a credit card and online checkout.

I don't offer payment plans at this time.

 

 

 

Refunds

If the material and way we engage doesn’t work for you after you’ve actually tried doing the work, I’ll give you your money back within 24 hours of completing the program.

Since the digital material I provide can’t be returned and is intended to be used at your own pace, I can’t provide refunds if you simply haven’t engaged with it.

Read the full Returns & Refunds policy here.

Never-Asked-But-Anticipated Questions & Concerns

FAQs & What-Ifs

Brave space guidelines, reciprocity, how we do things differently here

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  • Yup. Check out my refund policy. 
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  • TL;DR: if you show up and do the work, but it’s still not working for you, I can send you a refund for your last payment period.
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  • I use a payment processor (Stripe) to process payments. It only accepts major credit cards. I don’t have access to your credit card information.
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  • If this is inaccessible for you and you’d rather pay via Venmo, Paypal, or a check, contact me directly.
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  • Space is limited in our seasonal collectives since they’re so deeply interactive and not designed for passive consumption. We have to max out each collective at a small number of members to build strong, interdependent relationships between the group. 
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  • Each season’s resources are tailored to meet every individual member’s accessibility needs and individual goals.
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  • We grow through developing relationships and building trust – so it’s vital each member has ample time to share and show up for each other in our live hangouts.
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  • Because of this, we can’t hold space for potential members who haven’t registered and submitted the enrollment fee.
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  • But we DO have a free wait list for when enrollment opens each season. Members on our wait list get early enrollment notifications and first dibs when enrollment opens each year.
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  • Join the Winter Incubator wait list
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  • Join the Summer Accelerator wait list
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  • Because so much of the work I do is provided for free and often undercompensated, I can’t afford to provide completely free enrollment plans or scholarships at this time.
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Ashia Ray & Raising Luminaries are participants in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. We’re also also an affiliate of Little Feminist Book Club and Bookshop, and you’ll find affiliate links for them on this site, too!

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