Firefly Gathering would not be possible without the generous donation of both time and money from our extended community. There are many ways to support the Gathering, and we look forward to working with you to create a beautiful event.


Firefly Gathering is in the process of becoming a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and donations are a vital part of this transition. There are many extra expenses involved in the process such as legal fees, and general donated funds this year will go to covering these extra costs so that we can continue to price our tickets affordably.

Scholarship funds go directly to sponsoring folks from underserved communities and to people with special situations that preclude them from paying or from doing worktrade in order to attend Firefly. We award scholarships to people whom we believe will spread the skills and philosophies shared at Firefly to communities that would otherwise not be exposed to them. Every $240 contributed means another person gets to attend this life-changing event who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate. Funds can also be directed to supporting our instructors as well as supporting our outreach program.

We also accept sponsorships. Firefly would not be possible without the support of local and national businesses who reflect our values. Our newsletter and social media accounts reach over 14,000 people, and our 700 event attendees can experience your product at the Gathering and receive printed materials with your logo on them.

For more information about donations or sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at

To support the Gathering with a donation, please click the button below. You will be redirected to our Paypal page.


We will have information and applications to worktrade for the 2019 Firefly Gathering mid-February.


Applications for new potential instructors will be available soon. Past instructors do not need to apply again; we will reach out directly closer to the event.