Take a step towards a global gift economy
We also invite you to continue to read more and learn about our grand experiment with sustaining all the work we do within the gift economy.
Our purpose as the Resource Flow team is to steward NGL’s resources with reverence and build pathways for a maternal gift economy future.
Everything we do in the NGL Community – all our projects, all our courses and other offerings – are offered as a gift. This is one of our core experiments: how do we sustain the work of dozens of individuals entirely based on needs, without any exchange or incentives?
This is where you come in.
Three times a year, we organize a Financial Gift Hub in NGL. Everyone who contributes their life energy to bringing NGL’s purpose into the world, both internally and when we offer our learning to others, is then invited to make a financial request that would support their material needs.
We then ask our larger community, which includes those we serve directly and goes far beyond them, to support the NGL Community in thriving by contributing financially towards those requests. Everyone is asked to contribute financially, including those who contribute their life energy, because we uncouple giving from receiving and base everything on needs. Sometimes, people contribute both many hours of work and money. We are blessed to have so many who are passionately connected to us and want to see us thrive.
We invite you to join this group by contributing to us at this time, the second of three invitations we are making this year, and the first one ever that we are opening to people outside the NGL community. This is a big moment for us.
If you would like to learn more about what we offer, please check here.
NGL Community needs
The total full request for January – April 2023 from the 29 people who currently contribute their life energy to NGL is $122,620 and the total minimum request is $73,820. Many of you may see this invitation to contribute for the first time and we want to remind everyone that every little bit counts and that we only want to receive money that is freely given. We trust that we will find creative ways other than money to attend to our needs beyond what we receive. Until now, everyone has always received at least their minimum request, and most of the time, most people have received more.
We have, currently available from ongoing contributions from those who want to support us and from gifts related to our work in the world, $60,835.
This leaves us with an amount that isn’t covered by our current resources: $61,785 for the full requests, of which $12,985 is for minimum requests.
Making an actual financial contribution
If you are challenged to contribute using the PayPal link or Network for Good, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for other methods of contributing. Bear in mind that you don’t need to have a Paypal account to use it; any credit card is enough.
Other ways to contribute
We also invite you to become an NGL friend for more ongoing involvement, to learn together with us, and to contribute your life energy in the form of doing tasks or joining a team.
The NGL Resource Flow team