Pledgie is a fundraising service which gives you all the tools you need to solicit funds from strangers. And friends. Sign up is free and setting up a campaign is easy. Give it a title, description and timeframe, throw in your Paypal address and currency of choice and launch. That’s it.
You get a nice little running total badge which you can place on the front page of your blog or website to encourage donations, and if you’re feeling in a particularly generous mood you can also donate to lots of worthy (and some not so) causes on the site yourself. Nice.
Pledgie.com is a framework of services which creates an open collaborative context around the act of giving. Pledgie.com was created by an artist Mark and a programmer Garry. They built Pledgie.com on nights and weekends, fueled by gallons of ice-tea Mark called “Rocketea™” (and occasionally a couple beers). Garry and Mark are both new fathers and as such the words “discretionary income” are no longer in our vocabularies. Yet, becoming fathers actually increased our desire to make the world better. It is in this spirit that we hope Pledgie as an idea directly or indirectly makes the world a better place.