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Why some projects don’t work

Some awesome projects just don’t work out. We’ve seen it time and again on PledgeMe, and trust me – it’s pretty heart breaking on this end too! We thought it might help to share some tips/learnings to help you succeed: […]

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Best of the Best

We’ve seen some great things so far with PledgeMe, and I thought I should take the time to share some of the Best of the Best with you potential project creators and pledgers out there. Best Rewards – Mangle and […]

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Tip #5 – Weird is wonderful!

A workmate tipped me off to the lovely Jessica Hagy, a contributor to Forbes Magazine. She wrote an entire article about how weird is wonderful (with self drawn graphics, as above) to prove her point. Here’s my favourite quote: Weird […]

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Tip #4 – You need a team

Crowdfunding is all about tapping into your social networks. And, that is way easier when you have a team! Why? 1) You have an in built support network and cheer-leading squad 2) Your reach is doubled/tripled/quadrupled by the number of […]

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Tip #2 – An attitude of gratitude

This sounds a bit like teaching your nana to suck eggs, but if you want support you’re going to have to virtually love each and every one of your pledgers. You need to make them feel special, integral to your […]

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Why some ideas succeed, and others don’t

  It’s a tricky topic — why some ideas succeed beyond all expectations, and others just fizzle out. I think some of it is really just timing, but there are some interesting theories out there that are really worth having […]

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Fame! Fortune!

We got name dropped in mainstream New Zealand media today — on our oh so favourite and bookmarked news centre, Stuff. You haven’t seen the article yet? Well have a looksee here. Crowdfunding is an interesting beast, it’s used all […]

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What is crowdfunding?

  So – what is crowdfunding? Whenever I try to explain what Camilo, Reuben and I are doing, I get the blank stare. ‘Crowdsourcing? Crowdfunding? What’s that?‘ First off, here’s the ‘all knowing’ wiki definition: Crowd funding (sometimes called crowd […]

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