Look. I want to say yes as much as possible.
As you know, I’m a consultant and a writer.
I work with corporations, sure, but also with a lot of schools, churches, and NGOs that have little to no budget to pay me. I try to say YES to these jobs as much as possible. Sometimes, though, I have to say no because I can’t make it work, financially. Here are some of my expenses:
TRANSPORT to your school/ LODGING in your city/ CONFERENCE registrations to stay innovative & informed + present my findings/ PR (graphic design, website, flyers, business cards)
OH, and ALSO:
This work I love is also how I make a living: health insurance, food, housing, car, birthday presents for my foster sister, the occasional stick of gum or church offering. So…
If you appreciated my writing.
If you learned something from my workshop.
If something I did or said or laughed with you about was meaningful, then:
Please consider contributing financially so I can keep saying yes. YES to more of this work and to justice and to coming to where you are to keep spreading dialogue across difference. What kind of writing & consulting do I do, you ask? HERE: What I do
Help me say yes: paypal.me/annaczarnikneimeyer
When you donate, here are some examples of where it goes:
$5= “I appreciated the thing you did/ wrote and want to let you know it meant something to me. This is what I can offer for now. Keep going!”
$10= skype credit for international phone call with IB schools
$20= lunch meeting with business building a diversity program
$30= tank of gas to get me to a church to facilitate an LGBTQ Ally workshop
$40= Updated business cards
$50= “I REALLY appreciated the thing you did/ wrote and want to let you know it meant something to me. This is what I can offer for now. Keep going!
$100= 1 hour phone consulting donated to a nonprofit
$200= payment for my website
$400= Registration for a conference to keep me sharp
$500= “I REALLY REALLY appreciated the thing you did/ wrote and want to let you know it meant something to me. This is what I can offer for now. Keep going!
$1,000= flight to work with a school in a developing country
$5,000= sustained, multi-day work with an organization or activist to improve their diversity & inclusion initiatives
Some other amount: Interested in a repeated or larger sponsorship, commission, keynote, or other job? Let’s talk. Contact: CLICK
Discussing with international teachers how to initiate conversations on identity & inclusion in the classroom. Accra, Ghana.
Working with 5th graders on history of gender equality & connecting it to their own lives.