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Spring Membership Drive

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5/14 - 5PM UPDATE: We're only $10k from our total goal.  Help us close the drive down earlyDonate here.

 

Between Thursday April 29 and Saturday May 15, our generous and loyal listeners and volunteers will raise $95,000 for KBOO so we can stay on budget this year.  We raise our annual budget each and every year, with contributions from our membership accounting for nearly 80% of that money.  So it's important to do your part since you value KBOO.

The Why and How of Monthly Deductions

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Since its creation over two decades ago, KBOO donors have heartily embraced our monthly giving program.  And why not?  Automatic monthly giving is a really easy, and secure, way to give a little more to your favorite radio station, while reducing the impact of each donation on your budget.  And I speak from experience, as I've donated via EFT for the last 15 years with no glitches whatsoever.

Final tally for Haiti relief

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During our February 18th special to fundraise for Haitian earthquake recovery efforts, KBOO listeners generously donated nearly $12,000 to support four organziations picked by KBOO.

Now that we've tallied all the actual payments, we're happy to report that we exceeded (by about $500) our goal of donating  $10,000 to these organizations.  We will very shortly mail checks for just over $2,600.00 each to these groups:

New membership cards continue the art roll-out

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This week, we're busy working out mailing the first batch of our brand-new membership cards.  Thanks for your patience if you've been wondering when your KBOO membership card would arrive.

Is it time to renew your membership?  Do it online and get one of these new cards, which enable you to receive all manner of discounts at these local businesses

Not a member yet?  Don't wait for the Spring Membership Drive, contribute right now and get your card before the Drive.

Haiti Fundraiser - March 15 deadline

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The final tally of pledges from our special day of programming for Haiti earthquake recovery efforts is $11,903

KBOO is donating 100% of all dollars raised, to be equally distributed to Konbit pou Aiti (Working together for Haiti), Our Soil, Honor and Respect Foundation, and  HACAOT.

Fundraising for Haiti

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So as of 5:30pm, we've raised just over $6,000 for Haitian relief efforts through our special day of programming.  But the special goes until 10 pm, and we'd love to reach $10,000 before then.  We'll accept donations online until midnight and then that's it.  If you've not yet contributed to earthquake recovery efforts in Haiti, please do so today through KBOO.

We are distributing 100% of all donations made today to these four organizations:

Winter membership drive reaches financial goal!

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Just a little while ago, we crossed the $50,000 goal for our 2010 Winter membership drive!  Thanks very much to every one who made a donation!  We're all very gratified that you appreciate the work we do.

If you didn't pay on the phone with the volunteer you spoke with, or entered a card # on the webform, please send us your payment or start your monthly deduction in February.  These donations will help pay our bills through the Spring.

Keep in mind also, that we accept donations anytime right here.  And donations outside of membership drives can shorten the drives themselves.

If you requested a thank you gift during the drive, we'll begin sending those out (that are in station) the second week of February.  The rest will be ordered at that time and will arrive at KBOO  soon (I  hope).

Thanks very much once again to all our fantastic members!

Winter Drive is half over...except for the fundraising

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Our 2010 Winter membership drive ends Saturday.  However we are slightly behind on our goal so we'd really love you to send KBOO your support right now to ensure that we stay on budget this year.  Nearly 90% of our annual operating revenue comes from individual donors, and we'd like to count you among them.  Plus, brand new KBOO members can select a T-shirt from our assorted designs with any size membership donation.

Donations to KBOO are tax-deductible (less the value of any thank you gifts received).  Listener support  is the foundation upon which our broadcast built - without it, we'd never be able to broadcast such a diverse mix of music and create nearly 5 hours of locally produced news and public affairs content every weekday.

Specials still to come this week include News &  Public Affairs Day Friday, and a live in-studio recording with 3 great bands during the Music from the True Vine show Saturday morning.  Support your community radio station, a rarity that Portland is blessed to have amongst its cultural and information offerings.

So what's this membership blog for anyway?

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I'd really like to know.  Specifically, what would encourage you to come back repeatedly?  What do KBOO members (and potential members) want to read about at the Membership Director's blog? 

Calendar of internal events / meetings relevant to members?

Links to minutes from KBOO committee and board meetings?

Community radio news?  Stuff about media activism?  The FCC?  Other media/radio news? Activism opportunities?

Anything else?  There's plenty I haven't thought of, no doubt.

2009 Give!Guide Results

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Thanks very much to everyone who made a contribution through the 2009 Give!Guide, especially if you chose KBOO as a recipient.  As predicted, the final week was really wild, with both the number and dollar amount of donations increasing every day of the week, culminating in a frenzy on the 31st.  We even received a donation after 11pm on New Year's Eve.

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