FacilitatingXYZ is creating Free Facilitator Resources
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patrons

$17
per month


We’re FacilitatingXYZ, a team of facilitators from different disciplines who are joining forces to create free, high-quality, online resources for all kinds of facilitators.

We’ve been working on this for about a year now, and we’ve amassed a pile of goodies for you sort through at Facilitating.XYZ, including videos (interviews, explainers, etc.), articles (how-tos, lessons learned, etc.), books (written, recommended, etc.), and downloadables (lesson plans, worksheets, etc.).

You might be thinking “That’s a lot of etcetera.” And you’d be right! The idea of this project, from the get-go, has been to be a catch-all of things facilitators -- those getting started, and seasoned pros -- can benefit from, that don’t currently exist. That list is long and varied, and is often best expressed with an “and etc.” -- or an “and X,Y,Z”.

The fact that nothing like this existed is what drew us, and pushed us, to putting in the work to create FacXYZ: the idea that most facilitators are on their own, have to learn solely from experience (with little-to-no formal training), and that we think we’d all be better off with some support, guidance, and community.



So far, the core team (co-facilitated by Meg Bolger & Sam Killermann, co-authors of Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation) has been doing this mostly behind-the-scenes, and with zero budget. Everything (from time/insight, to writing, to design, to web development, to video editing) has been donated. The point of this Patreon is to create an opportunity for you to support us with dollars (if you want, are able, and choose to).

With or without subscribers on Patreon, we plan to continue publishing new videos, articles, and resources every month.

That said, we’d love to do some fancier stuff, like animated video explainers (with whiteboards?!) of key concepts, building out the community support, and hosting a podcast (which we’ll probably be doing no matter what), and we need a budget to do those things.

Yes, we could sell our curricula, and create pay barriers to the resources we create, which would allow us to fund fancier projects (i.e., we could have a “business plan”), but we’d rather not. We don’t want barriers to prevent people from accessing things we think are important; we prefer to work in the gift economy, meaning we’ll give our gifts as freely as possible (and uncopyrighted), and allow others to reciprocate based on ability and gratitude.

And hey -- if you can’t (or don’t want to) contribute money, that’s totally okay! The resources are all yours to use free, and that’s why they’re free. We totally understand, and they’re our gift to you. We also welcome you to contribute in any way you’d like (visit facilitating.xyz/contribute for ideas).

Patrons here will get access to some special things as our way of showing gratitude.

You can subscribe for free to our mailing list here,
or our YouTube Channel here.



Becoming a patron is secure and simple. You can choose to pledge however much you’d like as a monthly subscription, and at certain tiers you get access to different rewards. Meg and Sam both patron other things, so they know first hand. If you want extra reassurances check it FAQ here!

Not sure what Patreon is? Check out this little video below for a inside view of why it exists and what you can help contribute to. 

We commit to creating free resources to help you learn the tricks of the trade, while gaining new perspective on the basics and pulling back the curtain on the art facilitation. If you want to help us, we’d love to have your support.

Thanks thanks thanks for reading!

- Kaleigh, Meg, Sam, and the whole FacilitatingXYZ Team

Oh, and if all this Patreon stuff is not your thing, but you'd like to make a one-time donation: FacilitatingXYZ is part of the hues Global Justice Collective, and you can Donate on Paypal Here to support this particular project.
Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron

Exclusive Patreon Feed
Access to exclusive posts, ability to chat with other patrons, and a heartfelt thank you for supporting FacilitatingXYZ.
Pledge $3 or more per month
1 patron

Exclusive Facilitator Facebook Group
Membership in a closed group to connect with other facilitators, share tips, gigs, and find buddies.
+ Above Rewards
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons

Early access!
Not just videos, but anything we make. We'll post the rough draft of curriculum, videos, chapters, etc. to the Patreon feed.
+ Above Rewards
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons

Dropbox of Raw Files & Tools
We’ll share a private Dropbox folder with the source files (e.g., Google Drive docs, video .mp4s) of every new resource we publish.
+ Above Rewards
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons

Get Thanked in a Video!

When we upload a new video to the site we’ll thank you in the credits! How neat!
+ Above Rewards
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons

Hangout after the Hangout!
Join Sam + Meg (and maybe our FacilitatingXYZ LIVE guest!) after the monthly show for a private chat! Hangouts will be limited to 10 guests and invitations only extended to Patreon supporters at this level or more!
+ Above Rewards
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons

Professional Development

Commit to this contribution for 3 months and we’ll send you a facilitator’s bundle: 15 signed copies of Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation, a copy of the Teacher’s Edition (when available), and a .zip with tons of goodies. (Invoice available upon request.)
+ Above Rewards
Goals
$17 of $300 per month
MOAR Content!
We will release at least 2 new videos a month, and 1 new piece of content every week on Patreon.
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We’re FacilitatingXYZ, a team of facilitators from different disciplines who are joining forces to create free, high-quality, online resources for all kinds of facilitators.

We’ve been working on this for about a year now, and we’ve amassed a pile of goodies for you sort through at Facilitating.XYZ, including videos (interviews, explainers, etc.), articles (how-tos, lessons learned, etc.), books (written, recommended, etc.), and downloadables (lesson plans, worksheets, etc.).

You might be thinking “That’s a lot of etcetera.” And you’d be right! The idea of this project, from the get-go, has been to be a catch-all of things facilitators -- those getting started, and seasoned pros -- can benefit from, that don’t currently exist. That list is long and varied, and is often best expressed with an “and etc.” -- or an “and X,Y,Z”.

The fact that nothing like this existed is what drew us, and pushed us, to putting in the work to create FacXYZ: the idea that most facilitators are on their own, have to learn solely from experience (with little-to-no formal training), and that we think we’d all be better off with some support, guidance, and community.



So far, the core team (co-facilitated by Meg Bolger & Sam Killermann, co-authors of Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation) has been doing this mostly behind-the-scenes, and with zero budget. Everything (from time/insight, to writing, to design, to web development, to video editing) has been donated. The point of this Patreon is to create an opportunity for you to support us with dollars (if you want, are able, and choose to).

With or without subscribers on Patreon, we plan to continue publishing new videos, articles, and resources every month.

That said, we’d love to do some fancier stuff, like animated video explainers (with whiteboards?!) of key concepts, building out the community support, and hosting a podcast (which we’ll probably be doing no matter what), and we need a budget to do those things.

Yes, we could sell our curricula, and create pay barriers to the resources we create, which would allow us to fund fancier projects (i.e., we could have a “business plan”), but we’d rather not. We don’t want barriers to prevent people from accessing things we think are important; we prefer to work in the gift economy, meaning we’ll give our gifts as freely as possible (and uncopyrighted), and allow others to reciprocate based on ability and gratitude.

And hey -- if you can’t (or don’t want to) contribute money, that’s totally okay! The resources are all yours to use free, and that’s why they’re free. We totally understand, and they’re our gift to you. We also welcome you to contribute in any way you’d like (visit facilitating.xyz/contribute for ideas).

Patrons here will get access to some special things as our way of showing gratitude.

You can subscribe for free to our mailing list here,
or our YouTube Channel here.



Becoming a patron is secure and simple. You can choose to pledge however much you’d like as a monthly subscription, and at certain tiers you get access to different rewards. Meg and Sam both patron other things, so they know first hand. If you want extra reassurances check it FAQ here!

Not sure what Patreon is? Check out this little video below for a inside view of why it exists and what you can help contribute to. 

We commit to creating free resources to help you learn the tricks of the trade, while gaining new perspective on the basics and pulling back the curtain on the art facilitation. If you want to help us, we’d love to have your support.

Thanks thanks thanks for reading!

- Kaleigh, Meg, Sam, and the whole FacilitatingXYZ Team

Oh, and if all this Patreon stuff is not your thing, but you'd like to make a one-time donation: FacilitatingXYZ is part of the hues Global Justice Collective, and you can Donate on Paypal Here to support this particular project.

Recent posts by FacilitatingXYZ

Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
1 patron

Exclusive Patreon Feed
Access to exclusive posts, ability to chat with other patrons, and a heartfelt thank you for supporting FacilitatingXYZ.
Pledge $3 or more per month
1 patron

Exclusive Facilitator Facebook Group
Membership in a closed group to connect with other facilitators, share tips, gigs, and find buddies.
+ Above Rewards
Pledge $5 or more per month
0 patrons

Early access!
Not just videos, but anything we make. We'll post the rough draft of curriculum, videos, chapters, etc. to the Patreon feed.
+ Above Rewards
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons

Dropbox of Raw Files & Tools
We’ll share a private Dropbox folder with the source files (e.g., Google Drive docs, video .mp4s) of every new resource we publish.
+ Above Rewards
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons

Get Thanked in a Video!

When we upload a new video to the site we’ll thank you in the credits! How neat!
+ Above Rewards
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 of 10 patrons

Hangout after the Hangout!
Join Sam + Meg (and maybe our FacilitatingXYZ LIVE guest!) after the monthly show for a private chat! Hangouts will be limited to 10 guests and invitations only extended to Patreon supporters at this level or more!
+ Above Rewards
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons

Professional Development

Commit to this contribution for 3 months and we’ll send you a facilitator’s bundle: 15 signed copies of Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation, a copy of the Teacher’s Edition (when available), and a .zip with tons of goodies. (Invoice available upon request.)
+ Above Rewards