Clarity, transparency, and integrity guide the vision of Kula for Karma, a 501c3 organization. Program development and management, teacher training, and organizational expenses are covered by funds raised by grants, fundraising activities, private donations, and special events. Kula for Karma spends approximately 35 cents to raise each dollar.
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Kula for Karma’s Revenue comes primarily from Class Fees, Grants and Donations. Kula for Karma invoices program sites for its Therapeutic Yoga classes when the location has the financial resources to provide funding. In addition, Kula raises funds from donations, the majority of which are secured at the annual gala. Kula supplements these revenue streams by applying for both large and small grants from private foundations.
Kula for Karma has employs, its President, (responsibilities include public relations, donor stewardship, and cultivating program sites), its Executive Director (responsibilities include overseeing program development and management, teacher trainings, donor stewardship and administration), An Operations Director, Three local program directors, One National Program Director, and one Marketing and Communications Director.
Kula for Karma incurs professional fees for accounting and legal work. Other significant expenses include web site administration, marketing and social media costs, promotional materials, software costs, travel, telephone, printing and supplies. All costs are allocated between Programming, Fundraising and Administration.
Kula for Karma estimates its cost per class to be $100 per hour. If a participating organization is unable to fund the program, instruction is offered free of charge. In this case, Kula seeks alternate resources in the form of grants or donations to pay for these classes. Kula employs part time independent contractors to assist with program development and management. A small portion of program costs supports teachers who are passionate about teaching and need financial assistance for the time, training and travel involved.
Since Kula for Karma serves vulnerable populations as part of an integrative approach to medicine and wellness, the organization must secure extensive liability insurance. In addition, Kula for Karma requires all of its teachers to have their own liability insurance coverage before teaching in a Kula program.
Kula for Karma teachers must have a 200-hr yoga teacher certification and are required to attend advanced Kula training for trauma and addiction, or another approved advanced training, or work with a seasoned Kula mentor. Scholarships are available as needed for teachers to use toward the 200-hr yoga certification and the advanced trainings.