Hello, it's Menka here. 👋🏼
Friends of Just Looking is an amazing group of people supporting this project!
Why might you join?
Join if you appreciate this project and have the means to pitch in. We publish a free newsletter and host free, or low-cost, events. Being funded by this Friends group, we don't have to set up a two-tier system and can keep our offerings as accessible as possible - also known as unlocking the commons.
“Fans support the person and the work. But it’s not a transaction, a fee for service. It’s a contribution that benefits everyone. Free-riders aren’t just welcome; free-riding is the point.”
The beauty of this non-market approach is in the ripple effects. Research shows that when someone receives a gift - or even witnesses an act of generosity - they become more generous, paying the gift forward in their own ways!
What do you get?
Other than the satisfaction of being part of a chain of generosity, there are a handful of Friends-only benefits:
- Free access to any community events.
- Discounts on beautiful things we will publish (books, deck of cards etc.)
- Access to my expanded Book Recommendations page
- Invite to an annual members-only "Team Meeting" online
This is a small group, and I get to know many of the members over time, which I really value. I also want to find light-touch, organic ways for members to get to know each other too. Working on it...
Help us build a movement!
Just Looking is part of a wider movement of encouraging mindfulness, curiosity and wonder. To support this, we are committed to donating some of our funds to small charities, social enterprises, and artists who are working towards the same end-game. Here's a list of the inspiring projects we've supported so far.
How do you manage or cancel a membership?
Easy. After signing up you will receive a link to a member portal where you can change the details of your subscription or cancel it any time. (Don't worry, you won't need to create an account.)
If you have any other questions, please email me.
Thank you for considering becoming a Friend of Just Looking. Your generosity is what makes this project shine.