Sky Oro Co-Working & Community Membership

Sky Oro is offering annual memberships to our co-working, community, and event space so that we can open the space in September 2019.

Christina
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Project Ends on May 31, 2019

Project Description

OUR MISSION

Sky Oro is a women-centric co-working and community space in Bozeman, Montana designed for women who believe in building friendships first, and networks second. Through relationship building, we provide a foothold for women to succeed. Collectively, we aspire to be a force for good in the broader community.

OUR CHALLENGE

More and more of us women feel isolated in our day-to-day lives, whether as entrepreneurs, solo-preneurs, working professionals, working moms, stay-at-home moms, or women embarking on our next endeavors. When isolated, our ability to problem solve and think creatively declines, and then self-doubt creeps in. 

We crave connection in real life, but there isn't a central gathering place for us in Bozeman. While we attend a lot of events around town - swapping business cards and following up - it's hard to develop meaningful connections, one cup of coffee or glass of wine at a time. There are gaps in the ways and opportunities that Bozeman women have to gather in the name of truly elevating one another.

OUR OPPORTUNITY 

There are more than 10,000 of us working women in the Bozeman area, at a median age of 29 years old. We are a highly entrepreneurial group, leading over 1,900 female-owned businesses. Sky Oro is a space within which we all can cultivate our ideas, collaborate and build partnerships in good company.

This space will encourage women to show up for themselves fully, and in ways that they have not yet recognized to be possible. 

We all want to be a part of something greater, to feel a sense of ownership and pride in the places that we frequent.  We have big dreams for our personal and professional lives, and we deserve an environment that is dedicated to making that happen, no matter where we are in our journey. Sky Oro is that place.

WHAT WE'RE OFFERING - MORE THAN A PLACE TO WORK, A COMMUNITY WITH PURPOSEFUL CONNECTION + EVENTS 

We are offering membership to Sky Oro so that we can open a physical space for our members. Here's what you can expect:

  • A captivating space to work, meet, and connect 
  • A community of warm, hard-working and future-oriented women who are established and aspiring leaders looking to make a difference 
  • Individualized attention, tailored to your intentions for joining 
  • Weekly events in four program areas: community-building and camaraderie; skills and professional development; wellness and social recreation; and social causes, as well as opportunities for you to host events

THE SPACE 

Credit: Minarik Architecture Inc.

The space will be located in Building O in the Bozeman Cannery District, surrounded by a growing community of vibrant entrepreneurial businesses. The building is currently under construction and is scheduled for completion in August, for a Sky Oro Grand Opening in September.

The space is just over 1,600 square feet and will include a kitchenette, living room/lounge, study area, meeting room, phone booth, and mothers' room. The space is flexible enough to accommodate our variety of events, from presentations for a broader audience to focused round-table discussions. The potential energy bouncing off the walls is powerful, but humble. Imagine your own private loft-away-from-home: it puts you at ease, but still manages to take your breath away. Each time you set foot in the door, you should exhale a sigh of relief. 

Inspirational Images from Jessica Helgerson Interior Design; Heliotrope Architects; Goop Headquarters; and the Jane Club

 

THE MEMBERSHIP

We are offering (4) membership types to accommodate a variety of members:

Full Member $1,300

You're a woman who wants to start and end her day at Sky Oro, working, daydreaming, and meeting in the space right up until member cocktail hour. 

Community Member $1,080

You're a social butterfly (or aspiring social butterfly), a lifelong learner, a wellness warrior, a go-to volunteer. This membership foregoes work and meeting space but still offers all-inclusive access to Sky Oro's events. 

Non-Profit Member $1,000

You're a woman who is driven by helping others and making the world a better place. You need a space to work and meet, and you recognize that Sky Oro women give their time and energy to causes that matter.

Business Member $1,100 (per member)

You have a partner or an entourage of women in your office (2 women or more, in fact) who want to be a part of everything Sky Oro has to offer. You need an off-site location to work, meet and host, and you want to plug into and contribute to the vibrant event scene, perhaps even testing new ideas and offerings with this audience.

THE COMMUNITY

Sky Oro is more than just a group of "contacts." It's comprised of women who believe in you, go to bat for you, and hear you. They don't just know you as Boss Lady, but as Mom and Friend. They offer this because they expect it in return. 

Members show up. They don't just participate, they engage. 

In this mutually supportive environment, great things happen. Not just for ourselves and for each other, but for the greater community in which we live and for the future we hope to have. 

    THE TEAM 

    Almost two years ago, Christina was struggling with a sense of isolation working in Big Sky. Her closest female friends were plane flights away, and her job engulfed her sense of community. She committed to regularly participate in Montana Women’s Business Center offerings in Bozeman, attending their leadership series and women-owned business tours, and was incredibly encouraged by the women she met and the stories they shared. If only, she thought, there was a place to continue the conversation - not just one coffee or glass of wine at a time, but a space where everybody knows (or wants to know) your name.

    About a year later, now up in Helena, Amanda was experiencing the isolation and frustration that comes along with working remotely, and had an idea to start a co-working space to fill that need. When she relocated to Bozeman, she reached out to women in the area to advance this idea, and was connected with Christina. Their shared desire to create a women-centric community space took hold.

    THANK YOU

    Sky Oro Membership is an investment in yourself and the community. We believe you reap what you SOW, and we are so thankful for support. 

    The Project FAQs

    EVENTS

    How many events can we expect per month? We are planning to have (8) events per month - (2) in each of our program areas: community building and camaraderie; skills and professional development; wellness and recreation; and social causes. These events are included in your membership, and are designed to be both fun and enriching. 

    Can members host events? Sky Oro is designed with you and for you. We would love to work with you on ideas that you have for hosting an event for our membership. Whether you're testing a new idea or want to reach a new audience, this will be a receptive group.  

    THE SPACE 

    Where is the space? The space will be located on the ground floor of Building O in the Bozeman Cannery District. The space is under construction and will be ready for a September 2019 opening. 

    How big is the space, and what will it include? The space is just over 1,600 square feet and will include a kitchenette, living room/lounge, study area, meeting room, phone booth, and mothers room. The space is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of events, from presentations for a broader audience to focused round-table discussions. 

    Can we talk details? Like, will.there.be.COFFEE? 

    • For sure, there will be unlimited coffee provided daily. 
    • Yes, you will be able to reserve the meeting room FOR FREE with a Full Membership. The schedule will be tracked, and if there are scheduling issues we will adjust our policies accordingly. 
    • Yes, you will be able to print, scan, and receive packages, at additional cost to your membership.
    • Yes, you will be able to bring in food, as long as you take it with you at the end of the day. 

    MEMBERSHIP

    Are there membership requirements? Annual membership is required, and will be effective September 2019. 

    Are members allowed to bring guests? Only Full Members are allowed to bring guests for the purposes of meetings. Member-guest events will also be offered throughout the year. 

    What will the business hours be? Sky Oro will be open Monday - Friday, 7am-9pm, and Saturday, 7am-2pm. These hours are subject to change and will be evaluated once the space is open. 

    FUNDING

    What if you don't reach your funding goal? If we fall very short of reaching our goal, we will refund membership contributions. If we come close to our goal, we will review our business plan within one month to evaluate scenarios that would still allow us to move forward. If within one month we have not implemented an alternative scenario, we will refund membership contributions. 

     

     

    Kelly Meeker
    05/23/2019
    Founding MONTHLY Membership
    $ 500
    Kate C.
    05/23/2019
    Sky Oro Founding Full Member
    $ 1,300
    Brittany Welter
    05/23/2019
    Hustle & Throw Boob Mug
    $ 30
    05/23/2019
    Sky Oro Founding Full Member
    $ 1,300
    Claudia Krevat
    05/23/2019
    Founding MONTHLY Membership
    $ 500
    Sonia Williamson
    05/23/2019
    Founding MONTHLY Membership
    $ 500
    Molly Basta
    05/23/2019
    Sky Oro Founding Full Member
    $ 1,300
    ania bulis
    05/23/2019
    Sky Oro Founding Full Member
    $ 1,300
    Aly Hollewijn
    05/22/2019
    Founding MONTHLY Membership
    $ 500
    05/22/2019
    Sky Oro Founding Full Member
    $ 1,300
    Monetary Contribution

    Like what we're doing and want to support us with cold hard cash? We're grateful for your support!

    8 Supporters
    Contribute
    $ 1,000
    Sky Oro Founding Non-Profit Member

    This membership is designed for non-profit professionals, and includes annual, unlimited access to the co-working space and community events. 

    Memberships purchased in May will be effective starting in September for (1) year. 

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    $ 1,000
    SPONSOR A Founding Non-Profit Member

    Give the greatest gift: This membership is designed for non-profit professionals, and includes annual, unlimited access to the co-working space and community events. 

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    $ 1,080
    Sky Oro Founding Community Member

    This annual membership is open to anyone who is interested in participating in weekly events, but doesn't need co-working and meeting space. 

    Memberships purchased in May will be effective starting in September for (1) year. 

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    $ 1,080
    SPONSOR A Founding Community Member

    Give the greatest gift: This annual membership is open to anyone who is interested in participating in weekly events, but doesn't need co-working and community space. 

    Memberships purchased in May will be effective starting in September for (1) year. 

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    $ 1,300
    Sky Oro Founding Full Member

    This annual membership is for unlimited access to the co-working and meeting space as well as all weekly events. 

    Memberships purchased in May will be effective starting in September for (1) year. 

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    $ 1,300
    SPONSOR A Founding Full Member

    Give the greatest gift: This annual membership is for unlimited access to the co-working and meeting space as well as all weekly events.

    Memberships purchased in May will be effective starting in September for (1) year. 

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    $ 1,100
    Sky Oro Founding Business Member

    This annual full membership is designed for businesses with (2) or members. Purchasers must purchase (2) or more of these memberships for valid pricing. 

    Memberships purchased in May will be effective starting in September for (1) year. 

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    $ 500
    Founding MONTHLY Membership

    $500 upfront membership deposit now = first (4) months of Sky Oro Membership. Then, pay $125/mo for the balance of your first year, for a total of $1,500. Annual membership is required; when you purchase this membership option you are committing to a year of membership 

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    $ 5
    Birds of a Feather Letterpress Card

    We stick together. Recognize your nearest and dearest with this beautiful handmade letterpress card designed by the local, female-owned Ice Pond Press. 

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    $ 20
    4-Pack, Mother's Day Letterpress Cards

    Recognize your fellow Boss Moms on Mother's Day with these beautiful handmade letterpress cards designed by the local, female-owned Ice Pond Press. 

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    $ 30
    Hustle & Throw Boob Mug

    These handmade boob mugs by our girl Lauren Woods from Hustle & Throw have a splash of Sky Oro pink for your caffeinated pleasure. 

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    $ 56
    Pair of Friendship Bracelets

    Looking for the next-generation friendship bracelet? Stacy Townsend at Commonform created these Arc Cuff bracelets in exclusive colors for Sky Oro. 

    When placing your order, please specify which (2) colors you would like:

    • Dark Brown
    • Light Brown 
    • Pink 
    • Light Green
    • Light Blue
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    $ 100
    4-pack, Friendship Bracelets

    Share these friendship bracelets with your Girl Squad. Stacy Townsend at Commonform created these Arc Cuff bracelets in exclusive colors for Sky Oro. 

    When placing your order, please specify which (4) colors you would like:

    • Dark Brown
    • Light Brown 
    • Pink 
    • Light Green
    • Light Blue
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    $ 150
    Stevie Nicks Sweatshirt

    Individually hand-painted, one-of-a-kind, let 'er roar hooded sweatshirts from our resident badass Breezy Cutler of Magical Babe Shop. When you purchase a sweatshirt, 100% of the proceeds go to Sky Oro!

    We can't think of a more fashionable way to proclaim your values. 

    Please indicate small, medium, large, or extra-large when purchasing. 

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    $ 150
    Gloria Steinem Sweatshirt

    Individually hand-painted, one-of-a-kind, let 'er roar hooded sweatshirts from our resident badass Breezy Cutler of Magical Babe Shop. When you purchase a sweatshirt, 100% of the proceeds go to Sky Oro!

    We can't think of a more fashionable way to proclaim your values. 

    Please indicate small, medium, large, or extra-large when purchasing. 

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    Rewards

    Monetary Contribution

    Like what we're doing and want to support us with cold hard cash? We're grateful for your support!

    8 Supporters
    Contribute
    $ 1,000
    Sky Oro Founding Non-Profit Member

    This membership is designed for non-profit professionals, and includes annual, unlimited access to the co-working space and community events. 

    Memberships purchased in May will be effective starting in September for (1) year. 

    48 Left
    2 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 1,000
    SPONSOR A Founding Non-Profit Member

    Give the greatest gift: This membership is designed for non-profit professionals, and includes annual, unlimited access to the co-working space and community events. 

    50 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 1,080
    Sky Oro Founding Community Member

    This annual membership is open to anyone who is interested in participating in weekly events, but doesn't need co-working and meeting space. 

    Memberships purchased in May will be effective starting in September for (1) year. 

    96 Left
    4 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 1,080
    SPONSOR A Founding Community Member

    Give the greatest gift: This annual membership is open to anyone who is interested in participating in weekly events, but doesn't need co-working and community space. 

    Memberships purchased in May will be effective starting in September for (1) year. 

    50 Left
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    Select this reward
    $ 1,300
    Sky Oro Founding Full Member

    This annual membership is for unlimited access to the co-working and meeting space as well as all weekly events. 

    Memberships purchased in May will be effective starting in September for (1) year. 

    77 Left
    23 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 1,300
    SPONSOR A Founding Full Member

    Give the greatest gift: This annual membership is for unlimited access to the co-working and meeting space as well as all weekly events.

    Memberships purchased in May will be effective starting in September for (1) year. 

    49 Left
    1 Supporter
    Select this reward
    $ 1,100
    Sky Oro Founding Business Member

    This annual full membership is designed for businesses with (2) or members. Purchasers must purchase (2) or more of these memberships for valid pricing. 

    Memberships purchased in May will be effective starting in September for (1) year. 

    47 Left
    3 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 500
    Founding MONTHLY Membership

    $500 upfront membership deposit now = first (4) months of Sky Oro Membership. Then, pay $125/mo for the balance of your first year, for a total of $1,500. Annual membership is required; when you purchase this membership option you are committing to a year of membership 

    41 Left
    4 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 5
    Birds of a Feather Letterpress Card

    We stick together. Recognize your nearest and dearest with this beautiful handmade letterpress card designed by the local, female-owned Ice Pond Press. 

    38 Left
    2 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 20
    4-Pack, Mother's Day Letterpress Cards

    Recognize your fellow Boss Moms on Mother's Day with these beautiful handmade letterpress cards designed by the local, female-owned Ice Pond Press. 

    40 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 30
    Hustle & Throw Boob Mug

    These handmade boob mugs by our girl Lauren Woods from Hustle & Throw have a splash of Sky Oro pink for your caffeinated pleasure. 

    17 Left
    7 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 56
    Pair of Friendship Bracelets

    Looking for the next-generation friendship bracelet? Stacy Townsend at Commonform created these Arc Cuff bracelets in exclusive colors for Sky Oro. 

    When placing your order, please specify which (2) colors you would like:

    • Dark Brown
    • Light Brown 
    • Pink 
    • Light Green
    • Light Blue
    24 Left
    1 Supporter
    Select this reward
    $ 100
    4-pack, Friendship Bracelets

    Share these friendship bracelets with your Girl Squad. Stacy Townsend at Commonform created these Arc Cuff bracelets in exclusive colors for Sky Oro. 

    When placing your order, please specify which (4) colors you would like:

    • Dark Brown
    • Light Brown 
    • Pink 
    • Light Green
    • Light Blue
    25 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 150
    Stevie Nicks Sweatshirt

    Individually hand-painted, one-of-a-kind, let 'er roar hooded sweatshirts from our resident badass Breezy Cutler of Magical Babe Shop. When you purchase a sweatshirt, 100% of the proceeds go to Sky Oro!

    We can't think of a more fashionable way to proclaim your values. 

    Please indicate small, medium, large, or extra-large when purchasing. 

    4 Left
    0 Supporters
    Select this reward
    $ 150
    Gloria Steinem Sweatshirt

    Individually hand-painted, one-of-a-kind, let 'er roar hooded sweatshirts from our resident badass Breezy Cutler of Magical Babe Shop. When you purchase a sweatshirt, 100% of the proceeds go to Sky Oro!

    We can't think of a more fashionable way to proclaim your values. 

    Please indicate small, medium, large, or extra-large when purchasing. 

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