Curriculums were written, tested & reformed. Businesses and nonprofits were set up. Websites were built. Insurance policies were set up. Several bank accounts, computers, piles of paperwork, and government offices later, we finally had a company group and a class we felt was ready to deliver to the public.
So we went back to all of those people who wanted to run off into the woods with us to tell them we were ready to show them what we were doing. But everyone was busy. Or didn’t want to do it at the moment.
Which was fine with us, because we were exhausted and needed a break. And it was during that rest period that we realized that our true talent wasn’t teaching classes. It was building organizations. And once we realized the value of that to the public, we changed our approach.
OrganiFund.com is an example of such a change. Originally, the platform was meant to give workshop participants a way to fundraise their entry fees, with the added benefit of marketing our Ancestral Skills Training program. But once we realized the changes crowdfunding could make in a person’s life, we opened the platform up to the public for fee-free tax deductible fundraising.