Shred Betties - Help riders. Help women. Help girls.

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For 8 years, Shred Betties has been empowering, inspiring, and advocating for women and girls. Help us continue and expand our mission as a 501(c)3 non-profit.
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Diana Sciandra
Sports
Bend, Oregon
United States
5 Team Members

 

HELP TAKE SHRED BETTIES TO THE NEXT LEVEL

 

Shred Betties Magazine was started in 2005 by a small group of female snowboarders who were dissatisfied with the current news media portrayal of snowboarding.  Since then we've become the go-to news source in women's snowboarding.  Now we want take the magazine to the next level.  Our goals are to empower women through participation in action sports, to encourage more women to participate, and to provide a platform for success and equal pay.

With this campaign, we begin the process of transforming Shred Betties from a small organization run purely by volunteer efforts into a 501(c)3 non-profit advocacy organization.  This will enable us to seek out the funding that we need to make a bigger impact in women's snowboarding.  We have big plans, from Shred betties sponsored competitions to a scholarship fund for female athletes to community outreach programs designed to empower women and give girls positive self-esteem. We need your help to get started!

 

What We Need & What You Get

Unfortunately, there are many expenses involved in achieving 501(c)3 status and we can't achieve that or any of our goals on volunteer work alone.  So we're looking to cover legal fees, business registration fees, website registration & maintenance costs, and the cost of hiring an accountant. We'd also like to raise money to get started with several projects, including a grant fund for female snowboarders, an all-girl snowboard event, and our community outreach programs. 

If we don't reach our full goal, we still intend to register as a non-profit, so any funds donated will go towards that registration process.  And the rest will come from our credit cards or something.  Maybe someone will sell a kidney? :)

We've got some fun perks for donors, including Shred Betties swag, mention on our website, and ad space for business donors.   

The Impact

 

vision statement

Below are our goals for the next five years once Shred Betties is registered as a non-profit.

WEBSITE

Maintain and expand shredbetties.com with the goals of providing opportunities for female snowboarders, encouraging female involvement in the sport, advocating for equality for women, and educating the public about women's snowboarding.

GRANTS

Create three grant funds with the goals of assisting individual female snowboarders in furthering their careers:

1. Team Rider Scholarship Fund: Each summer, we select a team of promising up-and-coming snowboarders and provide them with career assistance with marketing, exposure, and media coverage.  We will create this grant fund to provide them with financial assistance for contest fees, medical expenses, and travel. 

2. Scholarship Fund for Female Snowboarders:  Open to all female snowboarders, this scholarship will provide financial assistance for expenses related to a career in snowboarding. Scholarships will be given based on need and merit.

3. Fair Contest Prizes Fund: This fund will be used to sponsor women's divisions in snowboard competition with the goal of creating a more equal prize distribution in competitions that have both male and female competitors.

COMPETITIONS & EVENTS

Create a series of competitions and events with the goals of generating publicity for women's snowboarding, providing opportunities for female snowboarders, and encouraging more women to participate in snowboarding. 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Create programs and events that encourage women and girls across all demographics to participate in snowboarding. These programs will use snowboarding as a vehicle to teach girls and at-risk women about positive self image and to improve their self-esteem and build confidence.  

Other Ways You Can Help

Please spread the word about our campaign to all of your friends!

If you would like to get involved with Shred Betties in other ways, please don't hesitate to contact us; We would love to talk!  We're also happy to accept donated time from people with professional skills that could help us achieve our goals in lieu of financial donations and are happy to offer the same perks. 

Thanks to Akinz and POM POM for helping us with our perks! 

http://www.akinz.com

http://www.iheartpompom.com

 

 

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  • $1USD
    Our Undying Love & Gratitude

    Plus, a "thank you" on Shredbetties.com - every donation makes a difference!

    2 claimed
  • $10USD
    Shred Betties Decal

    A limited edition all-weather die-cut sticker for your snowboard or car.

    8 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $25USD
    Sticker Pack

    A Shred Betties decal, plus an assortment of other stickers & goodies from brands that support women in snowboarding. We will also mention your name on the "thank you" page for donors.

    11 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $50USD
    Limited Edition Trucker Hat

    Shred Betties will team up with Akinz.com to design a limited edition trucker hat for all donors in this range. You will also receive a Shred Betties Decal and mention on our "thank you" page

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $100USD
    T-shirt and Trucker Hat

    We are also teaming up with Akinz.com to provide limited edition t-shirts for big donors. At this level, you will also recieve a trucker hat, decal, and mention on our "thank you" page. Corporate Donors at this level may opt to instead receive a 15 day "thank you" spot in our ad space along the side & bottom of the page. These spots are first-come, first-serve, and we will begin posting ads upon receipt of donation if space is available.

    3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $200USD
    Women's Outerwear

    New size M women's snowboard pants and jacket. Plus a Shred Betties t-shirt and stickers.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $200USD
    Youth Outerwear

    New size M YOUTH GIRLS snowboard pants and jacket.

    0 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
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    $250USD
    Snowboard

    The first person to donate $250 will get a new 146 park board from our demo board stash. You'll also receive stickers and a hat & t-shirt.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: June 2013
  • $500USD
    90 Day Spot in Ad Space

    Corporate Donors at this level may opt to instead receive a 90 day spot in our ad space along the side & bottom of the page. These spots are first-come, first-serve, and we will begin posting ads upon receipt of donation if space is available.

    0 out of 10 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Ride with our Team

    Donors will receive a lift ticket and a day of coaching from a Shred Betties team rider. We will also post a blog about your adventures & give you some Shred Betties goodies. You must be able to travel to Colorado, California, Oregon or Utah to receive this perk.

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: November 2013
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