We want to begin by expressing our heartfelt appreciation for your unwavering support of Umbrella US. Our mission to promote neurodiversity awareness, acceptance, inclusion, and belonging for all neurodivergent (ND) people would not be possible without the dedication and expertise of our incredible contributors who share their valuable insights and experiences with us.
Our Current Situation
We have not been able to provide financial compensation to our panelists and authors for their contributions thus far. We understand that this may raise questions and concerns, and we want to be completely transparent about our situation.
Our Commitment to Change
We fully recognize the need to compensate those who contribute their time, knowledge, and talents to our organization. We value the work of our contributors immensely, and we are committed to creating a sustainable framework to fairly compensate them.
The Path Forward
We want to assure you that our inability to pay our panelists and authors at this time is not a reflection of their worth or the value of their contributions. Instead, it is a reflection of our current financial situation. As a newly formed not-for-profit organization, we are 100% volunteer run and our resources are limited. We rely on fundraising efforts and grants to support our programs and initiatives. Generally, funders want proof of concept before they make financial contributions.
Our Funding Strategy
Securing funding for our organization is a top priority, and we are actively working towards this goal. We are identifying and pursuing various funding opportunities to build a stable financial foundation. These efforts will enable us to allocate funds for compensating our panelists and authors.
Our Vision for the Future
Our vision for the future is clear: Belonging and Economic Security for Neurodivergent Individuals and their Families. We aim to create a platform where neurodivergent individuals and allies are not only celebrated but also fairly compensated for their valuable contributions. We envision a time when our panelists and authors receive the recognition and remuneration they deserve.
How You Can Help
We believe in the power of community support, and we invite you to join us on this journey. Your continued support through contributions, donations, volunteering, and spreading awareness about Umbrella US makes a significant difference. Every contribution—there is no such thing as “just a small contribution”— brings us one step closer to our goal of providing fair compensation to our contributors.
In closing, we want to express our deep gratitude for your understanding and patience as we work toward a future where our panelists and authors are compensated for their invaluable contributions. We are committed to transparency, and we will keep you updated on our progress every step of the way.
Together, we can create a more inclusive and equitable world for neurodivergent folks and their families. We look forward to the day when we can fulfill our promise to compensate those who work with Umbrella US to build a sustainable and economically secure ND community.