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Our Top Five Serial Campaigners

Running a PledgeMe campaign is no picnic. But some campaigners must either have boundless energy or the best crowds known to man, because they just keep coming back. We went project-hunting to find our top five serial campaigners, and ask them […]

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“Let’s Do Something Naughty”

This is a campaign that brings the bling. The shocking, shameless, sparkly short film “Vajazzle” is premiering online for Valentine’s Day, and after the spectacular success of its Pledge Me campaign, we just had to sit down with creator Nathalie […]

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A Purr-fect Publication

Frances Eliza could see a gap in the magazine market: despite all the publications circulating round the city, Wellington’s felines just weren’t being catered to. So she came up with the idea for Blackcat Quarterly, Wellington’s premier lifestyle magazine for […]

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Meet the team: Jen

Jen is our resident dragon onesie wearing Chief People Wrangler. She’s the woman behind the emails that our campaign creators get. She tries to shepherd folk through the crowdfunding process with tips, tricks, and insight from her three successful campaigns. […]

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PledgeMe Alumni: James Shaw

PledgeMe has been helpin’ Kiwis fund the things they care about for almost three years now. In that time we’ve had something like 700 successful campaign go up on the site. We’ll be sharing the stories behind some of those […]

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Crowdfunding a Choir Tour

In July of last year (2013), Christchurch Youth Choir sang their way south, performing their way from Timaru to Dunedin. In 40 days they raised nearly $2000 towards transport and accommodation costs via PledgeMe, to help them on their way. […]

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Ink Big Dreams

One of our successes this year was Ink Big – who almost doubled the $900 target it set to get up and running. Gareth is the big ‘inker’ behind the Ink Big project, wanted to produce super size hand screen […]

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Gardening with a Crowd

We’ve been seeing a lot of community projects coming through lately – with an especially strong focus on community gardens. One in particular, Innermost Gardens, asked one of our staff along to their planning meeting. Not only did they discuss their […]

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Infinite-ly World Class

Infinite Dance Crew, a group from Wellington, were almost ready to head to the world hip hop championships in Serbia – but still had a short fall in their funding of $1,000. So they decided to go to their crowd […]

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Graph Genie shows final countdown

You know how we always say that the majority of pledges come in the final 48 hours? Well – one of our projects made this graph to prove it: Water Genie was a bit of an underdog for us. They […]

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