People are often confused by the concept of classes or services “by donation.” Some wonder what the appropriate or expected amount is to donate and some assume that donation means “free.”
If you think of donation as “offering” then if I offer you this service, class, opportunity, etc …then you offer back what it is worth to you. What value does what I am offering hold to you?
The word “offering” is often used in religious or spiritual reference and in its true spirit it is a symbol of devotion and appreciation. A heart felt donation or offering does not come from what we find haphazradly in our wallets, but from a true valuing of what is being received.