WAMC Northeast Public Radio completed a record breaking fund drive, raising over one million dollars in under five days, thanks in part to early donations that were collected in the “Locked Box” before the fund drive even began. The locked box is available between fund drives, enabling listeners to contribute any time, knowing their money will go to help shorten the fund drive. The on-air portion of the drive ended on Friday, February 7th at 11:45 a.m., making it the station’s quickest million dollar drive.
WAMC Northeast Public Radio will begin its first fund drive of the year on Monday, February 3rd with a record breaking amount in the “locked box” of over $400,000.
“Everyone at WAMC is feeling the love of our community,” says WAMC’S President and CEO Alan Chartock. “If we all work hard at this, we can set an all time record for a million dollar fund drive. We hope everyone will join us because they know what the station means to them.”
The money raised will support the station’s award-winningprogramming andthe day-to-day operationsof the station.
WAMC Northeast Public Radio ended another successful fund drive, raising over one million dollars in nine days, thanks in part to the more than $223,000 that was donated to the station before the fund drive even began. Specifically, a total $1,001,234 was raised from phone and online pledges coming in from the communities we serve and online from as far away as Germany. The early donation “Locked Box” Campaign was created last year to reduce the time span of the on-air fund drive by soliciting donations prior to the official start of each fund drive.
WAMC Northeast Public Radio will begin its first fund drive of the year on Monday, February 4 with more than $240,000 already in the pot, thanks to a bold strategy that invites listeners to pledge before the drive even begins. The idea, coined as the Locked Box Campaign, was created last year to reduce the time span of the on-air fund drive by soliciting early donations that would go into a “locked box” to be designated exclusively for the upcoming fund drive.
Join us for an evening with world famous environmentalist Bill McKibben at Albany's The Egg. The event will take place on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:00 PM. All net proceeds from the talk will benefit WAMC's October Fund Drive.