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20,000 Backer Challenge

Posted by PRX, Inc (Creator)

We're so excited to announce that Hover has put up a challenge grant of $25,000 if, and only if, we get over 20,000 backers in the Radiotopia Kickstarter campaign. It doesn't matter how much you give, a minimum pledge of $1 does the job. But pledging that $1 could mean $25,001 for the future of independent public radio, if we end the campaign with over 20,000 total backers. Please share this far and wide. This is not going to be easy and we're going to need your help to do it.

This challenge is about making everyone understand that supporting Radiotopia, with a pledge of any size, is meaningful. Each and every pledge matters.

Last year, when 99% Invisible hit our 10,000 backer goal, we watched the funding total jump together. A bunch of us were on Twitter and filling up the Kickstarter comments as we inched closer and closer to the goal. It was one of the coolest moments in my life. With your help, this 20,000 backer challenge is going to be even bigger and more exciting. Spread the word, follow along, and watch as we do something amazing together.

We're already 1/3 of the way there. Let's knock this out.

Here's Hover's announcement of the challenge. We're so honored to have their support.

Thank you!



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    1. Marissa Kurtz Carbine on

      Ok. Let me try this again, again. Have been listening to Criminal for a whole now and I love it. Not sure I can handle too much more love and intimacy in my podcast feed though. Leah's Love Hurts series had me crying, laughing and calling her with words of support. Will up my pledge and have the kids each pledge to help with the $20k challenge. Thank you for making my world a little better.

    2. Eric Beck on

      To all Radiotopia contributors, thank you all for making what might otherwise feel like a waste of time, an enriching, mind expanding, interesting and well bettering of a person experience.(my daily commute, all day at work) I am forever in your debt, thank you for helping my life feel less... Well dumb.

    3. timothy wudarski on

      That's a good question (double-backing).

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      Tom Slattery on

      If i've already backed Radiotopia (which I have) - can I back the project again under the same Kickstarter account and help towards this challenge? Or is that against the rules?