Patreon Tiers

Are you benefiting from some of my projects and creative works (​full list here)? If so, you can proxri (ProxReward) in several different ways, and help spread sustainable variety for yourself and others through my projects! One of the better ways to proxri is a monthly proxri of money (starting at $1/month) via my Patreon page (more here). Below you’ll find the current benefit tiers. For other ways to proxri (financial and non-financial), see this intro to proxri page.


Current Tiers

Here are the current tiers. See the sections below this list for your benefits and other details. Note that since each tier includes all the lower tier benefits, your benefits really add up!

Sustaining Tiers

These three tiers are recommended for almost anyone interested in creating more sustainable variety in the world by sustaining my work and projects. Depending on which tier you choose, you’ll get you access to different online group sessions related to my major projects (more on my projects ProxThink, Variety People, Artsdown and Shared Situations below), access to my art and photo files (all tiers), and early looks at new content (videos, art, photos and writing). Each higher tier gets all the lower tier benefits. Jump to details.

Growers of SustaVariety
$1 or more per month

Explorers of SustaVariety
$3 or more per month

Experimenters in SustaVariety
$5 or more per month

Content Creation Tiers

These three tiers are similar except that they provide increasing levels of support for my content creation. You’ll get in-process and behind-the-scenes views of content in progress (videos, art, photos, writing), your name credited upon publication (unless you want anonymity), and increasing satisfaction and potential benefits for yourself and others from getting me more time for content creation. Each higher tier gets all the lower tier benefits, including the Sustaining Tiers benefits. Jump to details.

Launchpads for Content
$7 or more per month

Liftoff Thrusters for Content
$17 or more per month

Booster Rockets for Content
$27 or more per month

ProxThink Collaboration and Coaching Tiers

These three major support tiers are similar except that they offer one, two or four hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. I’ll bring the integrated value of my diverse background, projects and creative abilities, combined with the flexible and comprehensive proximity thinking framework I developed for creativity, problem-solving and collaboration, available via a variety of communication and collaboration methods. Each higher tier gets all the lower tier benefits, including the Sustaining and Content Tiers benefits. Jump to details.

Champions for SustaVariety
$47 or more per month

Partners for SustaVariety
$97 or more per month

Benefactors for SustaVariety
$197 or more per month

Note that benefits provided in the tiers are subject to the terms of use and/or terms of service of the related websites, products and/or services.


Sustaining Tiers

These three tiers are recommended for almost anyone interested in creating more sustainable variety in the world by sustaining my work and projects. Depending on which tier you choose, you’ll get you access to different online group sessions related to my major projects (more on my projects ProxThink, Variety People, Artsdown and Shared Situations below), access to my art and photo files (all tiers), and early looks at new content (videos, art, photos and writing). Each higher tier gets all the lower tier benefits.

Growers of SustaVariety

Be a grower of sustainable variety by creating and spreading it, even if you don’t become a patron! You’ll help yourself and others be more alive. Patron benefits:

  • As proximity thinking is key to sustainable variety and my projects, you can attend monthly online sessions of the ProxThink User Group, to ask questions, share experiences and perhaps connect or collaborate with others.
    • Details below.
  • You can download or request any or all of my new or previously posted art and photos (on Patreon or on loughry.com) to display, print, hang, alter and mashup.
    • Details below.
  • You’ll help create and spread more sustainable variety in the world by supporting my work and projects.

Shift between tiers anytime. Get more details below or become a patron here.

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Trying or using proximity thinking? Join our monthly online session to ask questions, share experiences and perhaps connect or collaborate with others. There is a prerequisite. You’ll need to have taken the Intro to ProxThink online course. We’ll have the session via AnyMeeting, with options for audio and video conferencing, text chat and screen-sharing, for up to about an hour. Become a patron here.

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As a patron, you can download or request my full-resolution art and photo files from current and past Patreon posts, as well as posts on loughry.com. Display on screens, print and hang, and even alter (tweak, color, etc.) and mash them up! If you like, show people how you’ve used them in the post comments. Become a patron here.

Explorers of SustaVariety

Be an explorer of sustainable variety! Your benefits include:

  • Lower tier benefits!
  • Monthly online sessions of the Sustainable Variety Network.
    • Details below.
  • Monthly online sessions of the Artsdown Pioneers.
    • Details below.

Shift between tiers anytime. Get more details below or become a patron here.

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Let’s share tips, resources and experiences, support each other, and work together as we build pockets of sustainable variety in our lives, organizations, neighborhoods and communities. We’ll have this monthly online session via AnyMeeting, with options for audio and video conferencing, text chat and screen-sharing, for up to about an hour. You’ll get more out of this if you have taken the Intro to ProxThink online course before the session. Become a patron here.

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Be part of a monthly online session with other pioneers using the Artsdown approach to enjoying and sharing the arts! Share what you’re doing to use, enjoy and spread this approach, and hear what others are doing. Visit artsdown.org for more about the Artsdown approach. We’ll have the session via AnyMeeting, with options for audio and video conferencing, text chat and screen-sharing, for up to about an hour. You’ll get more out of this if you have taken the Intro to ProxThink online course before the session. Become a patron here.

Experimenters in SustaVariety

Be an experimenter in sustainable variety! Your benefits include:

  • All lower tier benefits!
  • Monthly online sessions of the Shared Situation Guide Experimenters.
    • Details below.
  • Early looks at new content works (videos, art, photos and writing).
    • Final versions will be posted for patrons days before public postings.

Shift between tiers anytime. Get more details below or become a patron here.

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Trying and experimenting with the shared situation guide? Join our monthly online session to ask questions and share experiences. The guide uses a proximity-oriented approach in a mobile collaboration app. This helps shared situations come alive and feel like living things. It can help groups deal with shared situations more effectively, sustainably, enjoyably. Explore it at sharedsituations.wordpress.com. There is a prerequisite. You’ll need to have taken the Intro to ProxThink online course. We’ll have the session via AnyMeeting, with options for audio and video conferencing, text chat and screen-sharing, for up to about an hour. Become a patron here.


Content Creation Tiers

These three tiers are similar except that they provide increasing levels of support for my content creation. You’ll get in-process and behind-the-scenes views of content in progress (videos, art, photos, writing), your name credited upon publication (unless you want anonymity), and increasing satisfaction and potential benefits for yourself and others from getting me more time for content creation. Each higher tier gets all the lower tier benefits, including the Sustaining Tiers benefits.

Launchpads for Content

Be a launchpad for my content creation! Videos, art, photos and writing. You’ll get:

  • All lower tier benefits!
  • In-process and behind-the-scenes views of works in progress.
    • Screenshots, clips and photos posted only for this tier and above.
  • Your name in a Launchpads credit upon publication, unless you want anonymity.
    • If you don’t want name credit, drop me a note here.
  • Satisfaction and potential benefits for yourself and others from getting me more time for content creation!
    • There are so many content projects in the pipeline, and many I never even get to, due to my current financial circumstances.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Liftoff Thrusters for Content

Be a liftoff thruster for my content creation! Videos, art, photos and writing. You’ll get:

  • All lower tier benefits!
  • Your name in a Liftoff Thrusters credit upon publication, unless you want anonymity.
    • Note that your name credit for content will appear for this tier, and not also the lower tier.
    • If you don’t want name credit, drop me a note here.
  • More satisfaction and potential benefits than the previous tier, for yourself and others, from getting me more time for content creation.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Booster Rockets for Content

Be a booster rocket for my content creation! Videos, art, photos and writing. You’ll get:

  • All lower tier benefits!
  • Your name in a Booster Rockets credit upon publication, unless you want anonymity.
    • Note that your name credit for content will appear for this tier, not all lower tiers.
    • If you don’t want name credit, drop me a note here.
  • More satisfaction and potential benefits than the previous tier, for yourself and others, from getting me more time for content creation.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.


ProxThink Collaboration and Coaching Tiers

These three major support tiers are similar except that they offer one, two or four hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. I’ll bring the integrated value of my diverse background, projects and creative abilities, combined with the flexible and comprehensive proximity thinking framework I developed for creativity, problem-solving and collaboration, available via a variety of communication and collaboration methods. Each higher tier gets all the lower tier benefits, including the Sustaining and Content Tiers benefits.

Champions for SustaVariety

Provide major support and get one hour of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (see below), to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. Your benefits include:

  • All lower tier benefits, including Champions name credit for content, unless you want anonymity.
    • Note that your name credit for content will appear for this tier, not all lower tiers.
    • If you don’t want name credit, drop me a note here.
  • Up to one hour of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (see next bullet) per month, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations.
  • For your ProxThink collaboration and coaching, I’ll bring the integrated value of my diverse background, projects and creative abilities (see both this overview and this bio), combined with the flexible and comprehensive proximity thinking framework I developed for creativity, problem-solving and collaboration, available via a variety of communication and collaboration methods (phone, email, text, video, in person, online meetings, idea-generation tools, mindmapping, collaboration apps, etc.).
    • Prerequisite for participants: Intro to ProxThink — Let’s Be More Alive online course.
    • This service is provided subject to the ProxThink Terms of Use.
    • The dollar amount for this tier is a minimum proxri, meaning you can, and are encouraged to but not required to, make other non-financial or financial proxri of your choice, at the time of service and/or later.
    • The dollar amount for this tier may or may not match minimum proxri (on a per hour basis) for similar or other ProxThink services.
  • Boosting sustainable variety for yourself and others by helping me quit unrelated jobs and focus on my projects.
    • This would help me make a greater impact with my projects.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Partners for SustaVariety

Provide major support and get two hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (see below), to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. Your benefits include:

  • All lower tier benefits, including Partners name credit for content, unless you want anonymity.
    • Note that your name credit for content will appear for this tier, not all lower tiers.
    • If you don’t want name credit, drop me a note here.
  • Up to two hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (as described in previous tier) per month, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations.
  • Boosting sustainable variety for yourself and others more than the previous tier.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Benefactors for SustaVariety

Provide major support and get four hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (see below), to develop ideas and work on challenging situations. Your benefits include:

  • All lower tier benefits, including Benefactors name credit for content, unless you want anonymity.
    • Note that your name credit for content will appear for this tier, not all lower tiers.
    • If you don’t want name credit, drop me a note here.
  • Up to four hours of ProxThink collaboration and coaching (as described in Champions tier) per month, with you or your team, to develop ideas and work on challenging situations.
  • Boosting sustainable variety for yourself and others more than the previous tier.

Shift between tiers anytime. Become a patron here.

Note that benefits provided in the tiers are subject to the terms of use and/or terms of service of the related websites, products and/or services.

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