The Pudding is creating data-driven visual essays
233

patrons

$724
per month


The Pudding explains ideas debated in culture with visual essays. By wielding original datasets, primary research, and interactivity, we try to thoroughly explore complex topics.

Each story represents a few weeks of the author’s life, spent researching, analyzing, and coding a culturally rich topic. The output: an interactive experience that seeks to advance public discourse in a way that a traditional 20,000-word essay never could.

Skeptical? The proof is in The Pudding.



In brief
: Every $5,000 we raise allows us to pay another freelance creator to bring their passion project to life.

A bit more: The Pudding's stories are a bit like the author's "love letters" to a topic. While our full-time team members have lots of love letters to write, we believe in helping other members of the data visualization community bring their passion projects to life. We provide creators with the support, resources, and platform they need to help make that a reality.  

Right now we can handle about one freelance creator's story every 1-2 months. But these creators have some amazing things to say and well...we want more. That's where you all come in.

We believe in paying creators fairly for their work. Each one of our freelance creators is paid a starting rate of $5,000 per project, which is higher than the typical media outlet. So for every $5,000 raised on Patreon, we will hire another freelancer to make something great.

Curious about what freelance contributions look like? Here are just a few:
Click the picture to read the article.








Your patronage would allow us to hire more great creators to make pieces like these!



You asked and we delivered. We now offer rewards to our patrons! 

For donating $1 or more per month, you get: 
  • The Pudding "P" stickers
  • Access to behind-the-scenes content about how we built each of our essays in 2018
  • An invitation to a private Slack group
  • The opportunity to attend Pudding events for free (at the moment, this includes a data storytelling meetup in NYC). 
We've also got a $10 tier, as well as a $20 tier, each with their own rewards — check them out in the sidebar!


Tiers
Friend of The Pudding
$1 or more per month 205 patrons
Every friend of The Pudding receives:


  • Pudding stickers
  • Access to behind-the-scenes contentdetailing how we built each of our pieces in 2018
  • Free attendance to all Pudding events
  • A chance to vote on future topics we cover
A reaaal good friend of The Pudding
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Thanks for being a real good friend of The Pudding! As thanks for your support, we'll:
  • Send you stickers
  • Grant access to behind-the-scenes content detailing how we built each of our pieces in 2018
  • Give you free attendance to all Pudding events
  • Invite you to vote on future topics we cover
  • Choose between receiving a snazzy Pudding tote (we've all been this guy https://media.giphy.com/media/xsATxBQfeKHCg/giphy.gif) or getting your very own Pudding tee in the design of your choice!
SUPER friend of The Pudding
$20 or more per month 5 patrons
Damn, did we grow up together and stay close despite the many years that have passed? Super friends like you don't come around that often, so for a start, you'll be getting:
  • Pudding stickers
  • Access to behind-the-scenes content detailing how we built each of our pieces in 2018
  • Free attendance to all Pudding events
  • A chance to vote on future topics we cover
  • A Pudding tote
  • A choice between one of the following: a Pudding tee, the Pudding's favourite mug, the best dang water bottle that we could get in an online store with our branding, or a fashion-forward Pudding visor (with a pocket!)
  • Supporter credit at the bottom of every freelancer-created story

Corporate
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Are you part of a large organization and want some help from The Pudding? Great!

We'll come speak to your team once per year*.

We'll also be available to chat for a monthly one-on-one, and will workshop your viz ideas at one of our monthly work-in-progress meetings. You also get the perks from the other tiers (we gotchu, sticker fans).

*not including travel expenses; no travel necessary for teams in New York, Boston, or Seattle.

Goals
$724 of $5,000 per month
For every $5,000 dollars, we are able to bring a new contributor essay to life. 
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The Pudding explains ideas debated in culture with visual essays. By wielding original datasets, primary research, and interactivity, we try to thoroughly explore complex topics.

Each story represents a few weeks of the author’s life, spent researching, analyzing, and coding a culturally rich topic. The output: an interactive experience that seeks to advance public discourse in a way that a traditional 20,000-word essay never could.

Skeptical? The proof is in The Pudding.



In brief
: Every $5,000 we raise allows us to pay another freelance creator to bring their passion project to life.

A bit more: The Pudding's stories are a bit like the author's "love letters" to a topic. While our full-time team members have lots of love letters to write, we believe in helping other members of the data visualization community bring their passion projects to life. We provide creators with the support, resources, and platform they need to help make that a reality.  

Right now we can handle about one freelance creator's story every 1-2 months. But these creators have some amazing things to say and well...we want more. That's where you all come in.

We believe in paying creators fairly for their work. Each one of our freelance creators is paid a starting rate of $5,000 per project, which is higher than the typical media outlet. So for every $5,000 raised on Patreon, we will hire another freelancer to make something great.

Curious about what freelance contributions look like? Here are just a few:
Click the picture to read the article.








Your patronage would allow us to hire more great creators to make pieces like these!



You asked and we delivered. We now offer rewards to our patrons! 

For donating $1 or more per month, you get: 
  • The Pudding "P" stickers
  • Access to behind-the-scenes content about how we built each of our essays in 2018
  • An invitation to a private Slack group
  • The opportunity to attend Pudding events for free (at the moment, this includes a data storytelling meetup in NYC). 
We've also got a $10 tier, as well as a $20 tier, each with their own rewards — check them out in the sidebar!


Recent posts by The Pudding

Tiers
Friend of The Pudding
$1 or more per month 205 patrons
Every friend of The Pudding receives:


  • Pudding stickers
  • Access to behind-the-scenes contentdetailing how we built each of our pieces in 2018
  • Free attendance to all Pudding events
  • A chance to vote on future topics we cover
A reaaal good friend of The Pudding
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
Thanks for being a real good friend of The Pudding! As thanks for your support, we'll:
  • Send you stickers
  • Grant access to behind-the-scenes content detailing how we built each of our pieces in 2018
  • Give you free attendance to all Pudding events
  • Invite you to vote on future topics we cover
  • Choose between receiving a snazzy Pudding tote (we've all been this guy https://media.giphy.com/media/xsATxBQfeKHCg/giphy.gif) or getting your very own Pudding tee in the design of your choice!
SUPER friend of The Pudding
$20 or more per month 5 patrons
Damn, did we grow up together and stay close despite the many years that have passed? Super friends like you don't come around that often, so for a start, you'll be getting:
  • Pudding stickers
  • Access to behind-the-scenes content detailing how we built each of our pieces in 2018
  • Free attendance to all Pudding events
  • A chance to vote on future topics we cover
  • A Pudding tote
  • A choice between one of the following: a Pudding tee, the Pudding's favourite mug, the best dang water bottle that we could get in an online store with our branding, or a fashion-forward Pudding visor (with a pocket!)
  • Supporter credit at the bottom of every freelancer-created story

Corporate
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
Are you part of a large organization and want some help from The Pudding? Great!

We'll come speak to your team once per year*.

We'll also be available to chat for a monthly one-on-one, and will workshop your viz ideas at one of our monthly work-in-progress meetings. You also get the perks from the other tiers (we gotchu, sticker fans).

*not including travel expenses; no travel necessary for teams in New York, Boston, or Seattle.