Projects we ♥ in the Media

    Things have been a bit non stop in the PledgeMe office with a wave of project successes – and our projects have been getting more media attention than you can shake a stick at! Here’s a bit of a round up:

    Janelle Murphy’s doco on her great grandmother Dame Whina Cooper has been getting interest (and pledges) all over the world. Here’s a write up on her project on the Tangata Whenua website. She was also covered in the East and Bays Courier where she explained more about her motivation for starting the documentary.

    The team behind the Pink Ribbon Calendar are pretty inspiring. Not only are they all passionate about raising awareness of breast cancer, but quite a few of them are cancer survivors themselves. They managed to reach their goal of $10,000 (with 20 minutes to spare!) and had whole contingent of twitter supporters and media interest. Here’s some of the coverage they received, as well as a shout out in Stuff.

    The PledgeMe project to support Taame and Rangi’s appeal caused a bit of controversy on PledgeMe, but it also shook out a hugely supportive backing of artists and their fans. Here’s a bit more about the team behind it as reported in the Manawatu Standard.


    The Hawkes Bay have a new community led initiative called Gay Ok, whose mission is to support the young LGBT community. Lloyd Mason started the PledgeMe campaign and has a  real vision for the group, which he talked about with Gay NZ here.

    The Capital Times are right – you do have the whole world in your PledgeMe! We were stoked to get a shout out in their newspaper and on their website. Check out some more stats backing up that statement here.

    We were also super stoked to get a shout out from Grow Wellington, who have supported us with some good old solid advice over the past year. They wrote a case study on PledgeMe and sent it out to their networks. Good stuff.

    There’s also been a bit of mainstream media on crowdfunding in New Zealand with the Sunday Star Times and Unlimited jumping into the fray. Anna was pretty stoked with her very own pull quote!

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