We know that the idea of making Achvat Amim financially possible can be overwhelming. And we know that money can come with pain, shame, and heartbreak. We are here to have open and caring conversations with you and are strongly committed to working with you to make your participation in Achvat Amim possible.
Below is a tool to help guide you in making a financial plan, map fundraising opportunities, and request scholarships from Achvat Amim directly. Our Outreach Coordinator, Julie, is here every step of the way. We invite you to use the tool below, and if you feel stuck, reach out at Julie@achvatamim.org. Once you have completed using the tool below, we will work with you to fundraise and build a financial plan that works for you.
Part 1: Self-Assessment Tool One tool by which to assess what you are able to contribute to the program cost is by calculating your economic position and class background. We invite you to think about your family background, your education, access to wealth or debt, membership to an economically oppressed or privileged group, and other factors that shape your class experiences. This article by Resource Generation will help you understand your class bracket and how your class may have affected you until now and after Achvat Amim.
We recognize that your current economic reality may not align with your class background and that there are a number of factors that affect your financial reality. Please also consider life circumstances that are not reflected in the questions below including chronic health needs, regional cost of living, age, etc. We ask you to use your judgment and if you need any support, you can contact us at Julie@achvatamim.org.
After reading the Resource Generation article, please answer the following questions for yourself that will help you assess what is financially possible for you.
What are my sources of income (i.e. salary, family contributions, stipends)?
What is my total amount of income over the last 12 months?
What were my expenses over the last 12 months?
Can I expect that after Achvat Amim I will be financially stable?
Is my family able to contribute to the cost of Achvat Amim?
Given your responses to the above questions, what is your assessment of the total you and your family can contribute to your Achvat Amim program cost?
Part 2: Mapping Fundraising Opportunities The below is designed to help you create a plan for fundraising. Please feel free to fill out as much or as little as would be helpful to you. The below can serve as a guide for your conversation with our Outreach Coordinator.