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Grokkist is a member-supported social enterprise. Our paid members help us give away almost everything we do for free.

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Grokling

$3/month

$30/year

Support our social purpose and be recognised for it.

  • A shiny member-tier badge on your Grokkist Network profile
  • Your name and a special message on our wall of paid supporters
  • Get early notification and first dibs on experimental new stuff
  • Warm and fuzzy feelings
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Indie Grokker

$10/month

$100/year

Practical care and assistance to help you flourish

  • All Grokling benefits, plus...
  • Member-only events and workshops
  • Full profile in our Featured Members Portal
  • Offer your own Grassroots Workshops through the Grokkist Network
  • Promote your own announcements and offerings to other grokkists through our newsletter and channels
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Groksmith

$25/month

$250/year

Everything you need to unlock your grok

  • All Indie Grokker benefits, plus...
  • Free pass to all our grokkable courses
  • Ready access to our team via a personal 1:1 scheduling link
  • Offer your own Grokkable Course through the Grokkist Network
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FAQs

Our commercial model

Grokkist is a member-supported social enterprise – everything we do is driven by purpose before profit.

Our social purpose is to collaboratively imagine a radically accessible and inclusive educational curriculum focused on practical wisdom that's about igniting the soul's passion rather than just passing tests – and to bring it into existence.

We're structured as a company and we do aim to make a profit, because free is not a business model. By striving for commercially sustainable operations, we can maintain our independence and make sure we are around to work our magic for years to come.

We want everyone to have access to what we offer, regardless of their ability to pay, so we've baked radical access into our commercial model from the beginning via our Forget About the Price Tag policy.

Our members help us keep it that way. We call this unlocking the commons.

Memberships are our most important source of revenue, but you don't need to be a paid member to enjoy the vast majority of what Grokkist has to offer. Find out more below.

🙋🏽 How do the different member tiers work?

Free

You become a free member when you subscribe to our mailing list or create an account on the Grokkist Network community site.

You'll get our newsletter, have access to our public events and be able to interact in the Grokkist Network community spaces.

You'll be able to freely browse our content library of articles, videos and other creations through the Grokkist Press, and you can also take part in any of our courses a la carte by paying the suggested tuition or availing yourself of our Forget About the Price Tag policy.

Grokling

This tier is mostly for people who want to support what we are doing in a low-key, no-fuss way – think of it as our 'support me on Patreon' option.

The main benefit you'll get – aside from feeling good about being an amazing human – is recognition.

We'll give you a shiny badge on your Grokkist Network account that people will notice when you interact there. And we'll put your name on our 'wall of thanks' that will appear underneath our long-form articles and other Grokkist Press creations (just as soon as we have a bit of bandwidth to do the technical work to make that happen - we're a small team!)

We also do a lot of experimental stuff – testing our new courses, event ideas etc – and our Grokling members are first in line to hear about and get involved in that.

Basically, if you want to be 'inside the tent' and enjoy having a ringside seat to cheer us on as we build this thing, even if you yourself don't have time or bandwidth to get super involved, consider becoming a Grokling.

Indie Grokker

This tier is mostly for people who have their own thing going on – freelance practitioners, creators, artists, entrepreneurs – and who are interested in being part of a supportive and quirky community of practice comprised entirely of people who are as weird as they are.

(We originally called this our Grokstar tier, but we thought Indie Grokker sounded cooler.)

The main benefits you'll get are practical support as part of a focussed and active subset of our community, and exposure/support for your thing.

From early 2024, we will have regular member-only events and discussions that are about grokking the gaps and common challenges indie grokkers face – marketing and promotion, content production, understanding technology, getting clarity and confidence, etc.

We will also do our best to personally connect you with others in our network who can help you in practical ways, and to put your worthy efforts in front of the broader grokkist community via a dedicated profile on our Featured Member Portal on the Grokkist Network, and in a special section of our newsletter.

Basically, if you see yourself benefitting at all from becoming more involved in our network of grokkists, especially with a view to gaining clarity and confidence in moving from ideas to action, we want to make becoming an Indie Grokker a no-brainer annual investment for you.

Groksmith

This tier is mostly for people who either see themselves coming to several of our courses, doing some serious ideating work with us to co-create something, or both!

We are working on expanding our range of courses in 2024. If you plan on coming to at least two of them, this membership will pay for itself on that basis alone.

And if you are someone thinking of working with us to put on a course, or you simply want to go through a practical ideation journey with us to help organise your thoughts and move from ideas to action, we will recommend this tier to you.

You'll also get a personal scheduling link that makes it simple and easy to get hold of us 1:1 at a mutually convenient time.

With the level of 1:1 access this tier offers, we have deliberately designed this tier to be insanely valuable to a certain kind of person. That's because we are ourselves trying to find out exactly what it means to provide the kind of practical help that grokkists need – it's never been done before and we are determined to figure it out!

That means there will never be a better time to join this tier than right now. We do intend to tweak this tier as time goes on and our offerings evolve, and we also intend to honour those who came with us on the journey early on by making sure you're never disadvantaged by those changes. So we encourage you to come on board now and then cling to your membership status for years, like a precious phone plan that's no longer available.

Basically, if you sense you're going to be very involved in the grokkiverse, either as a participant or a provider, this is the tier for you.

Grok Ness Monster

This is a semi-secret tier you can't sign up for directly on the website.

It's for benefactors who want to quietly support our work at a higher level – people who may not need or expect to be actively involved in the grokkist community and who may simply wish to support us from afar.

Others will suspect you exist and you may be sighted occasionally, but you will enjoy an ambiguously mythic status in the grokkist community – hence the name!

If this is you, let's discuss your preferred level of support and involvement, and what you would most like to get out of it, and we'll tailor a custom membership for you. Message us at [email protected] and we'll be in touch.

What if I can't afford a paid membership?

If money is the only barrier between you and membership, we'll figure something out with you in the spirit of our Forget About the Price Tag policy.

Use this link for a 50% off forever discount on our most popular Indie Grokker tier.

Otherwise, please email [email protected] or DM David Thomas via the Grokkist Network and we will do our best to accommodate you with a personal solution.

Do you offer reciprocal or in-kind memberships?

We are happy to discuss a reciprocal membership exchange with organisations aligned with our social purpose and ethos.

We also sometimes offer in-kind arrangements on a case-by-case basis for individuals and organisations with whom we are actively collaborating.

For all enquiries, please email [email protected] or DM David Thomas via the Grokkist Network to discuss options.

🙋🏽 Membership benefits

What happens after I sign up?

We will contact you personally within 48 hours with details of how to start making use of your membership benefits.

How do I get my Grokkist Network profile badge?

We will apply your profile badge to your Grokkist Network account within a few days of signing up or changing tiers. If you don't see it, please email [email protected] or DM David Thomas via the Grokkist Network for assistance.

How do I get my dedicated profile page?

If your membership includes a dedicated profile page, we will contact you personally within 48 hours of signing up to kick off this process with you.

Briefly, it works like this. You send us a few links and details (e.g. website, socials), we put together a first draft for you to review and edit further as you wish. When everyone's happy, we publish it to the portal. The process usually takes around 2-3 weeks.

If you have questions, please email [email protected] or DM David Thomas via the Grokkist Network for assistance.

How do I set up a 1:1 call with you?

If your membership includes 1:1 access, we will contact you personally within 48 hours of signing up with a scheduling link you can use to set up 1:1 calls with our team.

If you have questions, please email [email protected] or DM David Thomas via the Grokkist Network for assistance.

🙋🏽 Memberships and courses

Do I need to be a paid member to enrol in a course?

No – you can enrol in any of our courses individually at any time. But if you see yourself doing 2 or more of our courses in a year, a Groksmith membership is incredible value.

Which paid memberships include access to courses?

Our Groksmith membership is designed to let you take as many courses as you want – our current and future courses are all included.

While Grokling and Indie Grokker memberships do not currently include access to courses, we will send you special invitations and/or discounts to test-drive new courses we develop, or if we have spare places to fill for an existing course.

I am a Groksmith member. How do I enrol in courses?

Whenever you're ready, just let us know which courses you want to enrol in and we'll take care of the rest.

Email [email protected] or DM David Thomas via the Grokkist Network for assistance.

I already paid for a course and now I'm thinking of upgrading to a Groksmith membership. Can I get a discount?

That's great – we're glad the course made a good impression! And yes, we'll help you out so that the amount you paid for the course is factored into the cost of your membership. Email [email protected] or DM David Thomas via the Grokkist Network for assistance.

🙋🏽Admin and technical questions

How do I log into my Grokkist Membership account?

Click here to sign in (or use the signin link from the main website navigation menu).

You don't need a password – a magic sign-in link will be emailed to you each time you log in.

What's the difference between a Grokkist Membership account and a Grokkist Network account? Why do I need two accounts?

Your Grokkist Membership account is used for managing your paid membership details, and for which mailing lists you are on.

Your Grokkist Network account is used to access our community platform for courses, events and discussions.

The reason you need both accounts is because our main website and our community platform are powered by two different underlying technologies (Ghost and Circle, respectively).

My payment method has expired – how do I update it?

Click here to sign into your Grokkist Membership account (or use the signin link from the main website navigation menu).

Once you are signed in, click here to go to your Account settings page (or use the Account link from the main website navigation menu).

You will be presented with your account details. Click the Account Settings link at the bottom left of the account details box.

A pop up will appear. Next to Billing Info, click the Update button. Enter your payment details and save.

How do I switch membership tiers?

Click here to sign into your Grokkist Membership account (or use the signin link from the main website navigation menu).

Once you are signed in, click here to go to your Account settings page (or use the Account link from the main website navigation menu).

You will be presented with your account details. Click the Account Settings link at the bottom left of the account details box.

A pop up will appear. Next to your current member tier details, click the Change button. Select your new preferred membership tier.

If you don't see the membership tier you want, you may be on an earlier version of our memberships. In this case please email [email protected] or DM David Thomas via the Grokkist Network for assistance.

How do I switch between yearly and monthly payments?

Click here to sign into your Grokkist Membership account (or use the signin link from the main website navigation menu).

Once you are signed in, click here to go to your Account settings page (or use the Account link from the main website navigation menu).

You will be presented with your account details. Click the Account Settings link at the bottom left of the account details box.

A pop up will appear. Next to your current member tier details, click the Change button. Toggle between yearly and monthly, then click Choose.

How do I change my email address?

Click here to sign into your Grokkist Membership account (or use the signin link from the main website navigation menu).

Once you are signed in, click here to go to your Account settings page (or use the Account link from the main website navigation menu).

You will be presented with your account details. Click the Account Settings link at the bottom left of the account details box.

A pop up will appear. Next to your current email details, click the Edit button. Enter your new details and click Save.

Is there a way to pause my membership if I'm unable to use it?

Life happens – we get it. If you'd prefer to pause payments for any reason, please email [email protected] or DM David Thomas via the Grokkist Network to discuss options.

How do I cancel my membership?

We'd be sorry to lose you, whatever the reason! If there's something we can do to fix or improve the situation for you, please let us know! We're very accommodating. Email [email protected] or DM David Thomas via the Grokkist Network to discuss options.

If you've already made up your mind, here's what to do:

Click here to sign into your Grokkist Membership account (or use the signin link from the main website navigation menu).

Once you are signed in, click here to go to your Account settings page (or use the Account link from the main website navigation menu).

You will be presented with your account details. Click the Cancel Membership link at the bottom left of the account details box. You can still use your membership until the expiry date.

Something's not working or it's all too confusing – can you just help me?

Of course, we'll be happy to help. Please email [email protected], DM David Thomas via the Grokkist Network, or contact one of us via socials, or whatever way is most convenient for you.

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