What is Pay-As-You’re-Able?

The training and resources available are meant for everyone.

RNW is a nonprofit organization, and in alignment with the MISSION we have made all our classes accessible to as many people as possible. We provide our trainees and clients with a superior educational experience, and we ask that you pay what you are able to pay.


Below are some frequently asked questions. Click the plus sign (+) to see more details.
  • How much should I pay?

    The fee for each workshop covers our costs such as materials, refreshments, and staff time. Anything above that goes to support RNW’s work in the community. So for those who are able to pay the regular fee, it’s an important support for our work, and we thank you.

    However, we understand that life happens, and we don’t want that to stop you from learning and having the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. That’s why nearly all our workshops are pay-as-you’re-able.

    Your job is to think about what you’re able to contribute. What fee will support the trainers and RNW as much as you’re able, and still allow you to attend?
  • Can I pay nothing?

    Yes! If you’re not able to pay, our computer system can’t quite handle that (but we can!). The way to do it is to enter $1, then at the bottom of the form choose the option for “I will pay later by check.” You can consider yourself registered at $0. Or you can enter any amount that is comfortable for you. Every dollar helps.
  • Can I pay more?

    Yes! If you are able to pay more, we welcome the contribution. We will send you a donation receipt for any amount over the full training fee.
  • Do you offer a payment plan?

    In case you would like to spread out your payments, we are offering a pre-payment plan for our Basic Mediation Training in January 2016. Your full payment must be received two weeks prior to the training. If this is successful, we may offer other kinds of payment plans in the future.
  • Can I volunteer or ‘work trade’ for a training?

    Most of the classes have a work-trade option for one or more spots. Often work traders help with class set-up and break-down, put training materials together, pick up food, and/or sign people in. We draw names to fill as many work-trade spots as we have available. Check the registration options for the training you are interested in.