Declaration, The Online Creative Archive

By donating to Declaration, The Online Creative Archive, you will help us cover our operating costs and improve our archiving capabilities.
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Yogi Naraine
Small Business
Brooklyn, New York
United States
4 Team Members

As difficult as it is to sound grateful via a website, please know that we are. Declaration is in its infancy and we sincerely thank you for considering to fund an idea that we believe in so strongly. After years of hard work, we have approached our testing phase and are on track to launch our beta website in March. With your help, we’ll continue to evolve Declaration in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. Again, thank you.

  

Why We Exist

We created Declaration to document, showcase, and protect your creative output. With Declaration, we want to level the playing field for how work is evaluated, pull back the curtain on how it’s created, and discover the reasons why some work is successful and other work is not. We think your work deserves to be preserved for posterity as part of the permanent creative record. And we say that sight unseen.

While there is only so much space in the Library of Congress or the Smithsonian, the amount of content the Internet can accommodate is virtually limitless. It is not our position to judge, only to provide a place for your work to live.

Our motto is “Let all be counted and let the cream rise.”

 

Our Manifesto

When you create something, you deserve credit for your contribution and peace of mind that the work will endure. That's as true for painters, dancers, art directors, and industrial designers as it is the assistants, mangers, producers, and vendors who help bring a finished project to life. Declaration is about posterity. It’s also about ensuring that those who haven’t put in the work won’t take credit away from those who have. The cream rises. The truth will out. And transparency will ultimately rule the day. As creators ourselves, we’re excited to be playing a part in that. 

 

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Why Raise Funds

We plan to launch our beta site in March 2013 and the funds we raise will help to validate the utility of Declaration and to ensure its long-term existence. We are looking to raise $100,000 to improve on the archiving capabilities, enhance member benefits, and cover operational costs. Currently, we have contributed our own personal funds along with years of hard work to make this a reality, but we need your help to create an online resource tool like no other.  

If we do not reach our fundraising goal, the money we do raise will still be used to make The Archive the best it can possibly be. We are commited to our vision for the site and we believe it has a place in this world. That is our declaration to you.

 

The Impact of Your Contribution

Creators – Declaration enables anyone to easily document and preserve their creative output. Members can showcase their entire work history, curate portfolios, and distribute projects to social networks. Our database enables exponential exposure while providing unparalleled features for helping members achieve their personal and professional goals.

Information Seekers – Declaration will be a global resource and leading repository of information for the “who, what, when, where, how, how much and how long” questions about anything ever created.

Employers & Job Hunters – Soon Declaration will be a place where creators can find collaborative, freelance, and full-time opportunities and recruiters can access a rich, expansive pool of talent. 

 

Premium Member Benefits 

1. Archive your work as part of the permanent creative record.

2. Document your creative evolution in your personal profile.

3. Add yourself to relevant projects uploaded by other members.

4. Distribute your work to social networks with ease.

5. Track other Declaration members for inspiration.

6. Contact members directly for advice, work opportunities, or to collaborate.

7. Get detailed metrics on your work's performance.

8. See which members are viewing your work and profile.

9. Use password protection to limit access to certain projects.

10. Access advanced metrics and analytics.

11. Get all future premimum benefits at no additional cost.

 

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Scholarships and Grants

Supporting creators and the creative impulse is woven into the fabric of our company. That's why for every paid member who joins, we will contribute $1 to our internal scholarship and grant foundation. We believe strongly in our members – students and professionals alike – and we look forward to giving back to our community in support of their education and goals.

 

Other Ways You Can Help

If you are not able to make a donation, you can still support Declaration and our vision by sharing this page with your friends and colleagues. In doing so you are not only giving us more exposure, you are demonstrating a belief that Declaration is worthwhile and worthy of other people's time and attention – and that means a great deal. Thank you. 

 

Explore the Declaration Archive

Don't forget to review our gallery, accessible via the tab at the top of this page. It showcases the design for Declaration so you can see how your profile will look, how your projects will be seen, and how you are connected across the archive. Also, you can sign up to be notified when we launch in March at declaration.net.

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$6,295USD
raised by 41 people in 1 month
6% funded
0 time left
$100,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
Campaign Closed
This campaign ended on March 13, 2013
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  • $5USD
    Email Notification

    Every contribution is appreciated, no matter the size. At this level you will receive an email notification when the site is live.

    1 claimed

  • $10USD
    Personalized Certificate

    At this level you will receive email notification when the site is live plus a personalized, printable PDF thank you certificate.

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  • $20USD
    One-Year Premium Membership

    At this level you will receive all of the above, plus a one-year Premium Membership (regularly $20/mo. or $240/yr., saving you $220). If you would like to donate at this level but aren’t interested in a Declaration Membership at this time, your contribution is still very much appreciated.

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  • $50USD
    Profile Funding Credit

    At this level you will receive all of the above, plus a credit on your profile letting others know you helped to fund the archive in its early stages. Again, if you would like to donate at this level but aren’t interested in a Declaration Membership at this time, your contribution is still very much appreciated.

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  • $100USD
    Declaration of the Day

    At this level you will receive all of the above, plus we will showcase your profile for an entire day as a featured creative talent. Again, if you would like to donate at this level but aren’t interested in a Declaration Membership at this time, your contribution is still very much appreciated.

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  • $200USD
    Declaration of the Week

    At this level you will receive all of the above, plus we will showcase your profile for an entire week as a featured creative talent. Again, if you would like to donate at this level but aren’t interested in a Declaration Membership at this time, your contribution is still very much appreciated.

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  • $500USD
    Lifetime Premium Membership

    At this level you will receive all of the above, except instead of a one-year Premium Membership you will get a Lifetime Premium Membership and never be billed again. You will also receive a permanent credit as a Premium Funding Contributor on our founders page, regardless of membership status.

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    Elite Funding Contributor

    At this level you will receive all of the above, except you will be given a permanent credit as an Elite Funding Supporter on our founders page, regardless of membership status.

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  • $2,000USD
    Executive Funding Contributor

    At this level you will receive all of the above, except you will be given a permanent credit as an Executive Funding Supporter on our founders page, regardless of membership status. You will also be invited to the Declaration Launch Party (time and location still to be determined).

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