Financial Assistance

At Bright Morning, we are committed to doing all we can to support our community members to make every conversation count in pursuit of more just, equitable, and resilient communities.

Part of that commitment means we take a very intentional approach to the pricing of our offerings. The price points for our training are comparable to others who provide high-quality professional development in the education sphere. They reflect our commitment to ensuring our offerings are of exceptional quality and accessible while also ensuring we can meet the needs of our small business and continue to expand our impact.

While cost is not a limiting factor for prospective participants in most circumstances, we recognize that is not always the case and that there are instances where it is prohibitive.

Given structural racism and systemic oppression, we also know that power, access, and wealth are far from evenly distributed. As a result, we pay special attention to communities who have been historically marginalized and are steadfast in our commitment to remove barriers to access our offerings for these individuals.

We offer financial assistance for registration fees as well as work trade opportunities (at our in-person experiences). We work individually with the small number of members of our community that would be unable to take part in our events due to the cost being prohibitive to make individual arrangements. On average participants request a reduced rate pay ~50% of the full-price fee. We trust our community, and we know when someone tells us they have a need that they are operating with integrity. As one of our favorite quotes goes, “without trust, there can be no relationship,” and we choose to be in a relationship with you.


If you find yourself in a situation where you would be unable to attend a Bright Morning event at the published rate due to financial hardship there are options to support you:

First, try to get your registration fully funded by your school, organization, PTA/Os, or DonorsChoose. We have created two justification letter templates to support you in requesting funds. Choose between our template for a workshop (view letter template) or a membership (view letter template).

Due to our limited resources, we request that all efforts are made to have your organization cover the cost of attending before requesting financial assistance from Bright Morning.

To request financial assistance for a workshop, simply share your needs in this form.


Bright Morning offers limited work trade opportunities for those who need financial assistance to attend an in-person workshop.

Our work trade program allows you to participate in the workshop at no cost in exchange for providing on-the-ground logistical support throughout the workshop. This opportunity is meant for those who would otherwise be unable to attend.  

Work trade responsibilities include:

  • Early arrival
  • Room setup
  • Registration check-in
  • Participant support 
  • Circulating with microphones as needed
  • Connecting with venue staff if issues arise
  • Checking bathroom supplies 
  • Post-event cleanup 

If you can support with the work trade responsibilities and cannot afford the workshop, please complete this form, and someone from our team will be in touch within one week.

Request Work Trade Opportunity


We also know many of you are living and working within districts or schools that are not allowing folks to participate in equity trainings.

  • If this applies to you, but you are committed to coaching for equity and want to learn with us, we want to help.
  • We’ve created our Equity Development Scholarship Fund to ensure you aren’t denied the professional development you need. Simply apply for our scholarship fund using this form, and our team will be in touch.