Our Final Push! (plus a sneak peek)
Narratively is $13,000 away from our fundraising goal with just 9 days to go, so we need your help now more than ever! We've raised close to $37,000 from more than 560 backers, but we'll receive none of our funding unless we meet our $50,000 goal by 11 a.m. EST on September 10.
It's a holiday weekend, the end of summer — get out of town and have fun! But before you do, we're asking you to consider pledging a little more if it's within your means. Another $10, $20 or $50 would go a very long way toward meeting our goal and helping us produce the high quality, innovative stories that compelled you to believe in Narratively in the first place. And if you have any other ideas to help us get through our final push we'd love to hear from you!
*Are you in a position to offer some sort of a matching pledge if our backers collectively meet a particular goal?
*Do you have another type of incentive we might offer our backers? A free subscription to a magazine you work for? A giftcard to your website? A private, backers-only concert by your second cousin once removed, Bon Jovi?
Go on, pack those bags and get outta town — but before you do, please think of Narratively. We're excited to report that we'll be holed up in NYC this weekend, putting the finishing touches on our first few rounds of stories and our website, preparing for our imminent launch!
In the meantime, please take a sneak peak, below, at a few of the characters you'll be meeting on www.narrative.ly in the coming weeks.
Thank you for your unwavering support.
Noah Rosenberg & The Narratively Team
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Aug 7, 2012 - Sep 10, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
Help get our project off the ground by becoming a Narratively Launcher. Our Launchers will play a pivotal role in the editorial process by voting on which themes Narratively focuses on for upcoming weeks.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Join Narratively as a Premium Member. In addition to the Launcher benefits, you’ll receive a one-year Premium Membership to Narratively, which includes exclusive content such as an e-book edition with all of our stories formatted for easy reading on tablets and e-readers — plus extras like behind-the-scenes interviews with our subjects and interactive maps of our favorite spots in New York City. Additionally, Premium Members will receive free access to Narratively screenings, discussions and storytelling events for a year.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Snag a Narratively Premium Membership for yourself and a friend, and come party with us! In addition to the Launcher and Premium Member benefits mentioned above, you’ll get a bonus Premium Membership to give away and two invitations to our launch party in New York.Estimated delivery: Oct 2012
Pledge $125 or more
Bring Narratively photojournalism into your home. Choose an image from the six months of Narratively stories funded by this campaign — and we'll send you a high-quality, professional 8x10 photo print. You’ll also receive the Launcher, Premium Member, bonus and launch party benefits mentioned above.Estimated delivery: Mar 2013
Pledge $250 or more
Carry high-quality journalism with you everywhere you go. We’ll send you a custom-designed smartphone case featuring an original Narratively New York photo. Plus, you'll get all the other rewards mentioned above.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $500 or more
Become a member of the exclusive Narratively Inner Circle. Get an individual audience with our editorial team as you join us, behind the scenes, to develop story ideas at a special evening soiree. Plus you'll receive every other reward mentioned above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
3 backers Limited (7 of 10 left)
Become a Narratively Storyteller. Our team will conduct a private, one-day workshop on nonfiction storytelling, customized for you and two other people in whatever storytelling realm you wish: photo, video, audio, writing, editing and more. Plus, you'll receive all the other rewards mentioned above.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
1 backer Limited (9 of 10 left)
Be the story. A Narratively photojournalist will shoot you in an iconic (or little-known) New York setting of your choice. (New York Harbor as the backdrop for your family holiday card? Engagement photos under the Brooklyn Bridge? Portrait of your beloved pooch in Prospect Park?) If you’re not in New York, we’ll shoot a professional series of your favorite NYC setting and send you a digital portfolio, plus you’ll receive the rewards from all of the previous levels of support.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012
Pledge $2,000 or more
1 backer Limited (5 of 6 left)
Become a Narratively Patron and discuss the future of journalism in style. You’ll get two seats at our exclusive Narratively Dining event, an intimate and private evening with a select group of leading journalists and innovators shaping the New York and national media landscape. You’ll also receive a lifetime Premium Membership to Narratively (featuring exclusive content and free access to storytelling events). On top of that, you'll have your name listed on our site as a Patron and also receive the rewards from each of the levels mentioned above.Estimated delivery: Feb 2013
Pledge $5,000 or more
1 backer Limited (4 of 5 left)
Sponsor Narratively. We’ll present an entire week of Narratively stories in the name of an individual, organization or cause of your choice. Of course, you'll also receive the benefits from every previous level of support.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $10,000 or more
0 backers Limited (2 of 2 left)
Become a Narratively Globetrotter and we’ll bring Narratively to you. Decide where in the world Narratively should focus on next — we’ll fly there and devote an entire week to telling the under-the-radar human-interest stories from the location of your choice. Every other Narratively reward mentioned is yours, too.Estimated delivery: Jul 2013