Everyone who offers a workshop chooses their own pay-rate ($130/h and up, according to community’s Operating Principles), and each workshop is funded collaboratively through Cobudget by other members. Any additional profits from ticket sales are then returned to the members, who decide what workshops to fund and offer next month. Using Cobudget to manage the money made from their workshop offerings, the ELC are able to create a virtuous cycle of resource sharing among their members. The more workshops they run successfully, the more money flows to the community to hire itself. At the same time, they’ve helped deepen engagement and participation in the network itself and used community funds to organize social events for members and sponsor members’ community related traves. For example, thanks to community support, one member was able to travel from Athens, Greece to the San Francisco Bay Area to participate in the Evolutionary Future Challenge and eventually she became one of the three recipients of the main prize of the event.