One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fundraising campaign that encourages people to promise donations to a particular cause.‘Hawaii Public Radio's pledge drives were traditionally held over a 10-day period’
- ‘A pledge drive to raise money for the extended family has begun, he said.’
- ‘If I were a New Yorker I might just have to decline to support them during the next pledge drive.’
- ‘Any public television pledge drive shows this principle in action; even small tchotchkes can induce many people to donate.’
- ‘He tried pledge drives for six years and then shifted to partnering with larger institutions.’
- ‘With seven days left on the pledge drive, the company has exceeded its original goal by over $100,000.’
- ‘Like all public radio listeners, I hate the pledge drives.’
- ‘The participation in the pledge drive thus far this year is 36 percent, so clearly the giving is not mandatory.’
- ‘They have these amazing pledge drives twice a year where they show their all-time best broadcasting back to back and get people to come in and talk to an awkward tweed-covered middle aged person in front of a phone bank.’
- ‘The decision by the station came in the midst of the station's fall pledge drive, and it appears to be costing the station contributions.’
- ‘You may even need to have a pledge drive to raise the cash to pay for the occasion.’
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