Asking for help
Over the past two and a half years, the Parachute Project has grown from an occasional involvement with one or two partnerships at a time, to its current reality of 8 coaches, working with up to 24 partnerships at once.
We are incurring significant costs for maintaining this website, for managing our scheduling system, and for integrating the systems that keep our participants connected and informed.
At the same time, many of our participants have asked us how we are able to keep going on a purely voluntary basis, and how come we don't charge anything for the value that they receive.
The answers are: that we really can't anymore, and that we really should. So we have decided that we really will.
We know that some of you are in the Leadership program with all of your costs covered by your companies, while others are making personal sacrifices to be able to pay their own way. We don't want to exclude anyone from participating in the Parachute Project because of any concern about additional financial obligation.
So we've decided to go the route of asking for an Honorarium rather than for a fixed amount. (An 'honorarium' is "...a payment for services ... where propriety forbids a fixed fee." [Funk & Wagnalls]). In other words, at the completion of our work together, we will invite you to contribute an amount that combines your assessment of the value you have received with what you can comfortably afford.
Whatever you choose to contribute will be used to cover our essential costs of running the Project and will help to contribute to our coaches' ability to log their professional hours and to maintain their professional development and credentialing.
Parachute Project Honorarium
Your honorarium contribution to our service is $125 per person ($250 per pair).(Amounts are in Canadian Dollars)
We tried really hard to imagine all the questions you might have about us and the Parachute Project™. And it's probably also true that we missed some! If there's something you don't understand, or that isn't working, or even if you have something else to say, our contact form will have your words to our trusty VA, Amelia, in seconds!