Seminar Series: Put Your Money Where Your Values Are

Equitable Compensation in Practice


Why do our social change organizations – who work for racial, economic, gender, and environmental justice – reinforce income inequity in their pay scales? 

How seriously can we take nonprofits, and their public solidarity statements, if they continue to under-compensate their most marginalized staff members?

What are the real, meaningful options for people who want to be part of organizations that practice equity where it matters: with compensation? 

This virtual seminar series is for every nonprofit staff person, human resources professional, consultant, donor, or movement worker who believes that we need organizations to practice their stated values of equity through their compensation – in other words, to put their money where their values are.

Are you ready?

Series Overview

This four-part virtual seminar series builds your capacity to design an equitable compensation structure. The first seminar is a prerequisite for the all other seminars; the first three seminars are prerequisites for certification.

    • Foundation – Friday, March 17, 11am-6pm ET
    • Footing (6-part seminar) – Wednesdays, March 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3; 1-4pm ET
    • Framing – Thursday, May 18, 12-6pm ET
    • Certification (2-day seminar) – Wednesday and Thursday, June 7 and 8, 1-5pm ET

Important deadlines:

    • Early bird application deadline for 15% discount: Friday, February 17
    • Early bird applicant notification: Wednesday, February 20
    • Early bird registration/payment deadline: Wednesday, February 22
    • General application deadline: Friday, March 10
    • Final registration/payment deadline: Tuesday, March 14

Visit our Seminar Details page for more information about each seminar, and check out our Presenters page to get to know the team.

Participant Criteria

This seminar is appropriate for you if you – and your organization, if applicable – are committed to actively practicing anti-supremacy and intersectional justice throughout all aspects of your daily life and work. If you have questions about this, please check out our FAQ page or reach out to Vega at




We are offering this seminar series at a sliding scale based on your entity type and your annual income. Please refer to the charts below to identify your possible seminar fee; you will not be charged at this time (see Series Overview tab for payment due dates).

Income Bracket Calculator

Use the chart below to identify your income bracket based on the type of entity through which you are paying:

Entity TypeIncome TypeResourcedMaking ItTreading
IndividualHousehold Incomemore than $150,000/yr$75,000-150,000/yrup to $75,000/yr
Private Business or LLCBusiness Grossmore than $250,000/yr$150,000-250,000/yrup to $150,000/yr
Non-Profit OrganizationOrganization Budgetmore than $5M/yr$500,000-5M/yrup to $500,000/yr
Foundation, Donor or Independently Wealthy IndividualFunder Assetsmore than $50M/yr$5M-50M/yrup to $5M/yr

Example: If you are attending on behalf of a non-profit organization that is paying for you to attend, and that organization’s annual budget is $2M, you would pay the Making It registration fee rate.

Registration Fee Sliding Scale
ResourcedMaking ItTreading
All 4$10,000$5,000$3,000
Please note: Our ideal is to develop a more comprehensive sliding scale, using wealth instead of income data. However, because of the general lack of familiarity with wealth assessment and social barriers to wealth discussions, we are using annual income data at this time. If you want to challenge yourself to calculate your wealth, check out this Class Look Up resource.

Please refer to our FAQ page for more information.


Questions? Email Vega at We look forward to connecting with you soon!


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