Unusual Efforts are creating Multi-Media Sports Journalism
16

patrons

$93
per month
Unusual Efforts is a registered and crowd-sourced sports media startup that supports women (trans or cis) and non-binary content producers–writers, artists, developers–who otherwise cannot showcase their talents in the inherently misogynist world of journalism.

But you know that already.

What you may not know is that, along with producing long-form journalism, art, and a pod, Unusual Efforts strives to guarantee our editors, writers, artists, designers (etc) receive fair pay for their work and talent.  

In a world that pays in "exposure" and "resume building," we want to offer our contributors something else: actual payment for their talents, time, and trust in Unusual Efforts.

This is where you come in: we kindly ask that if you enjoy our content, that you may consider contributing monthly to UE. Your support helps us pay for the top-notch content you're using to reading/seeing, allowing us to bring new and unique material that you won't find anywhere else. 

For the price of a coffee/wine/champagne (depending on your preference) once a month, you are supporting a growing community and recognizing the worth of our featured writers and artists. We had great success through crowd-sourcing for seed funding before our launch and we hope to continue that momentum by offering our readers a chance to purchase various (tiered) monthly memberships.

As always, we thank you for your support: we could not be doing what we are doing without you. You are helping to redefine the sports media industry.

Twitter: @UnusualEfforts
Instagram: @UnusualEfforts
Facebook: Unusual Efforts
Website: www.unusualefforts.com

Banner art by Agne Ziukaite | @Agne_Ziukaite
Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per month
9 patrons
Thank you tweet from the Unusual Efforts twitter account
+ a virtual Unusual Efforts Membership card
+ a monthly virtual surprise to your inbox

[Cost = one small coffee a month]

Pledge $7 or more per month
1 patron
Recognition on the Membership Wall on the Unusual Efforts website
+ a virtual Unusual Efforts Membership card
+ a monthly virtual surprise to your inbox

[Cost = one extra large coffee a month]
Pledge $15 or more per month
4 patrons
A one time personal THANK YOU letter, sent by snail mail
+ a physical Unusual Efforts Membership Card
+ a monthly virtual surprise to your inbox
+ recognition on the Membership Wall on the Unusual Efforts website

[Cost = one glass of the house wine at a mid-range restaurant once a month]
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
A THANK YOU video message from an Unusual Efforts Executive Committee Member
+ a onetime thank you letter
+ a physical Unusual Efforts Membership Card
+ recognition on the Membership Wall on the Unusual Efforts website
+ a birthday card sent to you from an Unusual Efforts staff member

[Cost = one bottle of decent wine a month]
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Recognition on the Unusual Efforts website as an Honourary Chairperson; you will get a behind-the-scenes look at how UE runs, including previews on art, articles, and the podcast
+ a physical Unusual Efforts Membership Card
+ a monthly virtual surprise to your inbox
+ a one time personal THANK YOU letter, sent by snail mail
+ a birthday card sent to you from an Unusual Efforts staff member
+ Kirsten and/or Sonja will personally give you monthly updates
+ a "thank you" on each and every podcast for a year

[Cost = one bottle of Veuve Clicquot a month]

Goals
$93 of $2,500 per month
$2500 covers one month of publication at Unusual Efforts to make sure our contributes all get fair pay for their work and talent. Let us break it down for you:
> Writer + Artists fees (those costs alone add up to over $1,200 USD for one month of content, we are committed to these fair pay wages) 
> Editor salaries
> Staff salaries 
> Hosting fees 
> Email fees
> Platform fees
> Production costs
1 of 1
Unusual Efforts is a registered and crowd-sourced sports media startup that supports women (trans or cis) and non-binary content producers–writers, artists, developers–who otherwise cannot showcase their talents in the inherently misogynist world of journalism.

But you know that already.

What you may not know is that, along with producing long-form journalism, art, and a pod, Unusual Efforts strives to guarantee our editors, writers, artists, designers (etc) receive fair pay for their work and talent.  

In a world that pays in "exposure" and "resume building," we want to offer our contributors something else: actual payment for their talents, time, and trust in Unusual Efforts.

This is where you come in: we kindly ask that if you enjoy our content, that you may consider contributing monthly to UE. Your support helps us pay for the top-notch content you're using to reading/seeing, allowing us to bring new and unique material that you won't find anywhere else. 

For the price of a coffee/wine/champagne (depending on your preference) once a month, you are supporting a growing community and recognizing the worth of our featured writers and artists. We had great success through crowd-sourcing for seed funding before our launch and we hope to continue that momentum by offering our readers a chance to purchase various (tiered) monthly memberships.

As always, we thank you for your support: we could not be doing what we are doing without you. You are helping to redefine the sports media industry.

Twitter: @UnusualEfforts
Instagram: @UnusualEfforts
Facebook: Unusual Efforts
Website: www.unusualefforts.com

Banner art by Agne Ziukaite | @Agne_Ziukaite

Recent posts by Unusual Efforts

Tiers
Pledge $3 or more per month
9 patrons
Thank you tweet from the Unusual Efforts twitter account
+ a virtual Unusual Efforts Membership card
+ a monthly virtual surprise to your inbox

[Cost = one small coffee a month]

Pledge $7 or more per month
1 patron
Recognition on the Membership Wall on the Unusual Efforts website
+ a virtual Unusual Efforts Membership card
+ a monthly virtual surprise to your inbox

[Cost = one extra large coffee a month]
Pledge $15 or more per month
4 patrons
A one time personal THANK YOU letter, sent by snail mail
+ a physical Unusual Efforts Membership Card
+ a monthly virtual surprise to your inbox
+ recognition on the Membership Wall on the Unusual Efforts website

[Cost = one glass of the house wine at a mid-range restaurant once a month]
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
A THANK YOU video message from an Unusual Efforts Executive Committee Member
+ a onetime thank you letter
+ a physical Unusual Efforts Membership Card
+ recognition on the Membership Wall on the Unusual Efforts website
+ a birthday card sent to you from an Unusual Efforts staff member

[Cost = one bottle of decent wine a month]
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 patrons
Recognition on the Unusual Efforts website as an Honourary Chairperson; you will get a behind-the-scenes look at how UE runs, including previews on art, articles, and the podcast
+ a physical Unusual Efforts Membership Card
+ a monthly virtual surprise to your inbox
+ a one time personal THANK YOU letter, sent by snail mail
+ a birthday card sent to you from an Unusual Efforts staff member
+ Kirsten and/or Sonja will personally give you monthly updates
+ a "thank you" on each and every podcast for a year

[Cost = one bottle of Veuve Clicquot a month]