You'll note that some of the 4week long classes have class fees. The fees are low, but they are there and will go towards the following:
Teachers/TAs (Some Teachers choose to donate their pay back to CGI, some don't)
Meet-up Site Fees
Venue expenses (rental/AV)
Future event fees (think conferences we all want to go to etc.)
You will note that there is a Money Tab on our meet-up site, we can all track where our class fees go. http://www.meetup.com...
I hope we can all work together to look at what's in our budget and use it to do awesome things that make Chicago's Women's Programming Network Stronger. Let me know if you have any questions.