Girl Museum is creating a virtual museum to celebrate girls
6

patrons

$35
per month
We are Girl Museum, the first and only museum in the world dedicated to celebrating girls and girlhood. We started in 2009 as a bare-bones virtual museum and have expanded into a world-class producer of exhibitions, collaborative projects, podcasts, and other media that document, preserve, and advocate for girls’ unique culture and rights around the world. We are led by an all-volunteer Senior Staff and provide numerous internship and volunteer opportunities in girl studies, museums, history and art history, marketing, web development, and administration.



As a virtual museum, we don’t have typical museum costs like building maintenance, temperature control, conservation materials, or insurance. We work from our homes and public spaces around the world, and dedicate all of our funds to producing awesome programs that fight misogyny in museums and culture.

In 2017, we had almost 100,000 visitors, produced 4 exhibitions including a collaboration with African-American artist darlene anita scott, and produced a podcast series listened to by over 21,000 people. Our successes let us know that...

  1. Girl Museum should exist for a long time. Our model works, enabling people to access girls history and culture — and use it at home, in classrooms, and in public spaces - with just an Internet connection. We’re obsessed with our work — it’s fun, engaging, and built around a tribe who want to turn cultural heritage into the inclusive, gender-equal space it should be.
  2. We need to make Girl Museum self-sustaining for this to work. Infrequent fundraisers and one-time donations are not sustainable. If Girl Museum is to exist in perpetuity, and help the heritage field finally be inclusive and equitable towards girls, we need sustainable funding.

Hence our plan for long-term sustainability: the Girl Museum Sisterhood, available exclusively on Patreon. Monthly giving makes donating more budget-friendly for all of us. So anything, from $1/month up, is hugely helpful to our cause.



How We Use the Money
Our initial goal is $185/month. That money will be enough to sustain our basic operations. For every $1 we raise, we spend:
  • 57 cents on exhibits and programs,
  • 32 cents on operations (including website hosting), and
  • 11 cents on development and marketing.
Those are the basics, and are based on our past ten years of expenses. With those covered, Girl Museum can support itself and focus on ‘stretch goals’ that will enable us to expand programs, host more events, advocate more effectively, and support the professional needs of our magic-making team. More on those later.

Thank you for your support and helping make the world a better place for girls.

Cheers,

Ashley E. Remer
Founder & Head Girl
Tiers
Friend
$1 or more per month
Receive exclusive updates from our senior staff via our monthly e-newsletter, including opportunities to provide feedback, suggestions, guest blog posts, and other content. We also let you know upcoming plans before we announce them publicly! 
Little Sister
$5 or more per month
You'll receive our monthly e-newsletter and exclusive behind-the-scenes content via Patreon.
Middle Sister
$10 or more per month
Support our core costs for running the GirlSpeak programs series! You'll receive our monthly e-newsletter, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and recognition as a GirlSpeak Programs sponsor on our website and in our annual report.
Big Sister
$25 or more per month
Support our website! You'll receive our monthly e-newsletter, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, recognition as a Website sponsor in our website and annual report, and a "friends and family" discount code to our store.
Mama
$50 or more per month only 5 left
After a year at this level, you’ll have single-handedly covered our core budgetary needs. You'll receive our monthly e-newsletter, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, recognition on our website and annual report, and an exclusive discount code for our store! We'll also send you a Girl Museum water bottle and a special note from our team.
Grandmother Gaia
$100 or more per month only 2 left
You'll be helping bring Girl Museum into communities around the world, fostering greater awareness of and support for girls and their rights.  


You’ll receive all benefits of lower tiers, recognition on our Donate page and in our Annual Report, and a personal note from our Head Girl along with our annual report each year. We'll also send you a Girl Museum water bottle and tote bag. 

Goals
$35 of $185 per month
When we reach $185 per month, we'll have covered our operating and program costs for the year.
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We are Girl Museum, the first and only museum in the world dedicated to celebrating girls and girlhood. We started in 2009 as a bare-bones virtual museum and have expanded into a world-class producer of exhibitions, collaborative projects, podcasts, and other media that document, preserve, and advocate for girls’ unique culture and rights around the world. We are led by an all-volunteer Senior Staff and provide numerous internship and volunteer opportunities in girl studies, museums, history and art history, marketing, web development, and administration.



As a virtual museum, we don’t have typical museum costs like building maintenance, temperature control, conservation materials, or insurance. We work from our homes and public spaces around the world, and dedicate all of our funds to producing awesome programs that fight misogyny in museums and culture.

In 2017, we had almost 100,000 visitors, produced 4 exhibitions including a collaboration with African-American artist darlene anita scott, and produced a podcast series listened to by over 21,000 people. Our successes let us know that...

  1. Girl Museum should exist for a long time. Our model works, enabling people to access girls history and culture — and use it at home, in classrooms, and in public spaces - with just an Internet connection. We’re obsessed with our work — it’s fun, engaging, and built around a tribe who want to turn cultural heritage into the inclusive, gender-equal space it should be.
  2. We need to make Girl Museum self-sustaining for this to work. Infrequent fundraisers and one-time donations are not sustainable. If Girl Museum is to exist in perpetuity, and help the heritage field finally be inclusive and equitable towards girls, we need sustainable funding.

Hence our plan for long-term sustainability: the Girl Museum Sisterhood, available exclusively on Patreon. Monthly giving makes donating more budget-friendly for all of us. So anything, from $1/month up, is hugely helpful to our cause.



How We Use the Money
Our initial goal is $185/month. That money will be enough to sustain our basic operations. For every $1 we raise, we spend:
  • 57 cents on exhibits and programs,
  • 32 cents on operations (including website hosting), and
  • 11 cents on development and marketing.
Those are the basics, and are based on our past ten years of expenses. With those covered, Girl Museum can support itself and focus on ‘stretch goals’ that will enable us to expand programs, host more events, advocate more effectively, and support the professional needs of our magic-making team. More on those later.

Thank you for your support and helping make the world a better place for girls.

Cheers,

Ashley E. Remer
Founder & Head Girl

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Tiers
Friend
$1 or more per month
Receive exclusive updates from our senior staff via our monthly e-newsletter, including opportunities to provide feedback, suggestions, guest blog posts, and other content. We also let you know upcoming plans before we announce them publicly! 
Little Sister
$5 or more per month
You'll receive our monthly e-newsletter and exclusive behind-the-scenes content via Patreon.
Middle Sister
$10 or more per month
Support our core costs for running the GirlSpeak programs series! You'll receive our monthly e-newsletter, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, and recognition as a GirlSpeak Programs sponsor on our website and in our annual report.
Big Sister
$25 or more per month
Support our website! You'll receive our monthly e-newsletter, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, recognition as a Website sponsor in our website and annual report, and a "friends and family" discount code to our store.
Mama
$50 or more per month only 5 left
After a year at this level, you’ll have single-handedly covered our core budgetary needs. You'll receive our monthly e-newsletter, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, recognition on our website and annual report, and an exclusive discount code for our store! We'll also send you a Girl Museum water bottle and a special note from our team.
Grandmother Gaia
$100 or more per month only 2 left
You'll be helping bring Girl Museum into communities around the world, fostering greater awareness of and support for girls and their rights.  


You’ll receive all benefits of lower tiers, recognition on our Donate page and in our Annual Report, and a personal note from our Head Girl along with our annual report each year. We'll also send you a Girl Museum water bottle and tote bag.