Accountability

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 22 cents to raise each dollar.

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Revenue

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.

Employees

Kula for Karma has two full time employees, its President, (responsibilities include public relations, donor stewardship, and cultivating program sites), and its Executive Director (responsibilities include overseeing program development and management, teacher trainings, donor stewardship and administration). Kula uses part-time independent contractors for program development and management, marketing and special events. The costs for all are allocated between Programming, Fundraising and Administration.


Additional Expenses

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.

 

Programs

Kula for Karma estimates its cost per class to be $87 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.


Liability Insurance

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.

 

Teacher Training

Kula for Karma teachers must have a 200-hr yoga teacher certification and are required to attend advanced Kula training for trauma and addiction, veterans, cancer patients and their families, and disordered eating. Scholarships are available as needed for teachers to use toward the 200-hr yoga certification and the advanced trainings. Recipients must commit to a minimum of 10 hours of service to Kula for Karma.