We broke through — and it’s still going strong
Just two days after reaching our target, we’ve now broken $75,000. The response has left us speechless: we’re completely amazed by how committed you all are and by how much faith you’ve shown in MATTER’s potential.
As our way of saying thanks, we’re going to upgrade every single reward so that everybody will get more stories for free.
- $10 backers will now get five stories instead of three
- $25 backers will now get a three month subscription
- $50 pledges are being upgraded to a six month subscription
- $100 backers will get a whole year of stories for their money
- Higher level pledges will get a full year’s subscription to give away to a friend, on top of what they’re already getting.
That’s a lot more MATTER. But, hey, we wanted to return the good will you have shown to us.
The way we designed the project is simple: the higher our total goes, the better we can make everything. Every dollar gives us more room to run, allows us to commission more stories straight off the bat, lets us deliver to more platforms and helps make MATTER nicer to use.
Plus, since we filled up our $1,000 co-pilot slots, we’re opening up a new reward level: now if you now pledge $1,000, you will receive everything at the lower levels plus a super-deluxe, limited-run, numbered hardcover edition of our MATTER anthology, signed by every single one of the contributors and featuring specially-commissioned art and infographics. That comes on top of a lifetime subscription, a goody bag (including postcard, T-shirt, print anthology), membership of the editorial board and a one-year subscription to give away. We’re only opening 10 slots for that one.
The counter says there are still 26 days to go. We’re rubbing our eyes in disbelief. Thanks again for all your support.
Bobbie & Jim
pledged of $50,000 goal
seconds to go
Feb 22, 2012 - Mar 24, 2012
Pledge $10 or more
For the price of a movie ticket, help create a new home for quality journalism. We’ll send you our first three stories and give you a shout-out on our website. You'll also get a real-world thank-you in the form of a beautifully designed and personally signed postcard.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $25 or more
Join our editorial board. Seriously. We’re going to run a radical, first-of-a-kind experiment in collaborative commissioning using All Our Ideas so that you, the readers, can help make our reporting even more brilliant. Plus you'll also get the first three stories, a web shout-out and a postcard.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $50 or more
Advertise your support for independent, fearless journalism by sporting a t-shirt featuring the MATTER logo. You'll get an invite to our editorial board, a free copy of our first six stories and a signed postcard expressing our undying love.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $100 or more
Big pledges deserve big rewards. Our first Best of Matter print anthology will find its way to you, you'll get a name-check on a story and one of our awesome writers will send you a signed copy of one of their books. Oh, and you’ll get our first ten stories and editorial board membership.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $300 or more
Come spend some time with the Matter family. You’ll get a personal invitation to one of our two launch parties, to be held in San Francisco and London, plus an evening of enthralling conversation over dinner with one of our editors, writers or photographers. Not enough? Well, all the above schwag is included, plus the first fifty articles for free -- and we’ll also throw in a litho print of an amazing photograph taken from one of our stories.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
12 backers All gone!
Become a Matter co-pilot. You'll get the chance to be a guest editor, joining our team on an assignment and helping us shape a story from the very start. You’ll also be able to read Matter forever. That’s right: every single story we ever produce will be free to you. And of course all the stuff above — t-shirt, print anthology, signed book from a Matter author — is included too.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $1,000 or more
4 backers Limited (6 of 10 left)
[NEW REWARD!] Get your hands on a deluxe, limited-run, numbered hardcover edition of our Best of anthology, signed by every one of the contributors and featuring specially-commissioned art and infographics. Plus a lifetime subscription and a one-year subscription to give away to a friend, and every other reward from lower pledge levels.Estimated delivery: Nov 2012
Pledge $3,000 or more
6 backers All gone!
This is our corporate-level sponsorship, aimed at companies who want to reach our savvy, intelligent readers. You get everything already mentioned, plus your brand will be the only sponsor on our site, stories, and email alerts for an entire month. If you’re an individual? That could work too — let’s talk.Estimated delivery: Apr 2012
Pledge $3,000 or more
2 backers Limited (4 of 6 left)
Corporate-level backers who missed the first batch of rewards can get on board with this new addition. Your brand will be a co-sponsor of our website, stories and emails — and any apps we build — for a whole month. That's on top of all the goodies available at lower tiers. Want more detail on how it will work? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Estimated delivery: Dec 2012