As much as possible I offer my work as a gift. I put it online without a pay wall of any kind. My events are generally by donation as well, and online course contributions are self-determined at the time you register for each. I also keep the site clean of advertising. (I feel that advertising suggests "In the end, this is all about making money," and implants wariness and resistance in the reader.)
This means we rely on voluntary financial support to maintain this site. If you have the financial means, your recurring gift or one-time donation (using the form below) is welcome. Otherwise, see below for other ways to support this work.
Recurring Donations help us plan long term, giving us an idea of what resources we will have to work with. We greatly appreciate them!
Note from the team: Your recurring donation is a resource that allows us to keep Charles doing the work we all want him doing: thinking, speaking, writing, rather than worrying about the business details.
Your gift helps us maintain the site, offer tech support, and run our online programs and events by donation. Anything you contribute supports not only me, my family, and my team, but people worldwide who might not be able to participate if we required a fee. Thank you for being part of the proof-of-concept for the gift model of business.
Gifts of Time & Talent
I often receive offers of time and talents. This is wonderful, although sometimes it is a challenging putting these talents to use in a coherent fashion.
If you’d like to offer a gift of time and talent, please contact us through the following form so we know a bit more about your interests and can find you when we have something available!
More Beautiful World Action Team
From Charles’ team:
Oftentimes we (or Charles) are asked: “How can I help spread the word?” Our answer, for years, has simply been: “If you feel called to like, comment, share, or give a rating somewhere, then do that!” Over time, however, we’ve realized that many people are also wondering: “If I could donate a few moments each week to helping Charles spread the message he's conveying, what would you have me do?”
In response to that, we’ve come up with a simple idea: The More Beautiful World Action Team. Essentially, it’s an extremely short email that goes out each week to team members, offering suggestions of simple things we can all do to spread the message of a more beautiful world. Examples include: giving the New and Ancient Story Podcast a rating on iTunes, sharing a video or essay that is especially close to Charles’ heart or a note that supports the launch of a new course, program, or major initiative. That kind of thing.
This newsletter is not the main newsletter. We don’t want to spam anyone! So this is a separate newsletter, specially created for people who want to take a simple action each week, or as often as they are called to respond to the ideas provided within it. Pleeeeease don’t sign up for this if that’s not you! You can find the main content + announcements newsletter here.
Thanks so much!