[JPL] Average length of pledge drives at your station?

George Thomas jazz at vpr.net
Mon Apr 25 23:55:13 EDT 2011

Hi Ed,

We do Membership Drives three times a year and last year we had a car raffle
mid-summer. Our upcoming May 11 Drive will last until May 20, unless we
reach our goal early, in which case we stop early. So far listener support
has been very strong. Underwriters support dipped last year but seems to
be coming back strong. 10% of our funding comes from CPB, 90% from
listeners & local businesses.

"Romance Without Finance" Tiny Grimes/Charlie Parker (Savoy) is my
favorite "money" cut.


> JPLers,
> What is the typical or average length of pledge drives/membership
> campaigns at your station? A week, a few days?
> Second question: how many times a year do you do them?
> We've seen some success stories on the list in the past. I'm interested in
> a wider range of responses. I've heard some stations need only for a few
> days while others go on for weeks and weeks.
> If there's interest, I'd like to follow up with a more in-depth study and
> see if we can do some benchmarking on the topic and perhaps share some
> best practices and/or things to avoid.
> Thanks,
> ed
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