Bethany and her partner were invited to share their story on KALW’s StoryCorps. Listen to it here!
From 2016-2019, Bethany was the leader for the Sacramento Area Rainbow Families.
Bethany has helped pass historic state and federal legislation in health care, women’s issues, nutrition, senior issues, and for the LGBTQ community. She also worked with former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) from 2009-2014.
Public Health Conference of Iowa, 2022
Iowa Primary Care Association Annual Conference, 2021
Arizona Nonprofit Conference, 2021
Professional Women in Advocacy, Annual Advocacy Conference, 2020
Nonprofit Learning Lab, Virtual Learning Series, 2020-2022
Minnesota Social Service Association, Public Policy Summit, 2019
California’s Behavioral Health Conference, BHCalCon, 2019
California Primary Care Association, Annual Conference, 2019
Public Relations Society of America Conference, Communicating with Purpose, Association & Nonprofit Section, 2019
Head Start California, Policy & Leadership Conference, 2019
Enroll America, National Conference, 2015
Leading Age Minnesota, Leadership Institute, 2014
Honors & Awards
2016 - Present
2015 - 2019
2010 - Present
2007 - 2014
Published article, “Reinforce Your Social Media Communications Strategy” in The Nonprofit Communications Report,
Founded Central Iowa Rainbow Families.
Mentioned in Forbes article about queer women entrepreneurs.
Public Relations Society of America, Health Academy and Non-Profit/ Government Sections, member.
Leader of Sacramento Area Rainbow Families, a community organization that provides support, social activities, advocacy opportunities for LGBTQ parents and their families.
Major donor and active volunteer for Family Equality, a national advocacy organization for LGBTQ parents and their families.
Greater Twin Cities United Way health funding program, expert reviewer.
Helped pass historic state and federal legislation in health care, women’s issues, nutrition, senior issues, and for the LGBTQ community.
American Heart Association, National Rome Betts Award for Excellence in Advocacy winner.
Advocacy Institute, Leadership Fellows program participant.
University of Minnesota’s “GLBT Breaking the Silence Award” winner.
Humphrey Students for Equality founder.
WIN Young Woman of Achievement Award nominee.
Nonprofit Nation with Julia Campbell
The Influential Nonprofit
Bethany Snyder: Advocacy in Nonprofits - Feb. 2021
Nonprofit Architect Podcast
Bethany Snyder; Engaging in Legislative Advocacy - Nov. 2020
Nonprofit Vision Podcast
Bethany Snyder: Building Blocks of Effective Nonprofit Advocacy -Jan. 2020
Side Hustle School
Health Care Advisor Transitions to Full-Time Advocacy Consultant - May 2019
Just so you know, I’m Transgender- July 2018
Master of Public Policy
University of Minnesota - Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
University of Iowa - Minors in Women’s Studies and English