Pledgie is closing down 2/8/2018

Dear Pledgie Members,
My name is Mark Daggett, and I created Pledgie.com along with Garry Dolley as a way for people to quickly and easily raise money for causes they cared about. I am writing you to let you know that Pledgie will cease operations on February 8, 2018. At that point the site will enter an archive mode and you will not be able to create new campaigns, or edit existing ones.

Pledgie started over ten years ago with the mission to help people raise money for the causes they cared about. When we started Pledgie, crowdfunding wasn’t even a term yet, and it would be several years until sites like Kickstarter, and GoFundMe would come online. In that regard Pledgie was part of the new frontier in online fund raising and you were homesteaders in this new world. I am very thankful that we took this journey together.

Garry and I never intended for Pledgie to become a business. It was conceived mostly as a social experiment to find a platform to allow people to help one another. Over the last decade we purposely kept the site’s fees at or near a breakeven point. Instead we were paid in the friendships we made, and in the knowledge that we saved lives, and connected people who were in need with others that wanted to help. In our own small way we all made the world a better place though Pledgie.

However, as the site has grown we’ve reached a point where we would need significant investments of time and money to keep it going. After much soul searching I have decided that it is best to end on a high note, and give you the opportunity to move your campaigns to other platforms. It is not hyperbole when I tell you that being a co-founder of Pledgie is one of the biggest honors of my life, and I am proud to have started and now finished this journey with you.

Be kind to one another, and thank you for everything,
Mark Daggett
Co-founder of Pledgie.com