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KBOO Give!Guide Momentum Surges...


...passed $10,000!!  YAY!!  But you can still join in.    DONATE NOW

Since Monday, dozens of wonderful listeners have donated thousands to KBOO via the Give!Guide.  Today's pace is even faster and with your help we can exceed last year's total.  Huge thanks to all our Give!Guide donors! DEADLINE: MIDNIGHT

Give!Guide Support for KBOO Leaps Upward - Join In!


Several dozen savvy and generous listeners have nearly doubled KBOO's total donations in the Give!Guide in just the past 10 days.  Thanks very much to all our 2009 Give!Guide donors thus far.

Now it would be so amazing if we could double our current total again in another 10 days (or less).  Please help us progress toward our goal of $20,000 by month's end.  Only with your help, possibly encouraged by some cool incentives, can we get there. Plus, everyone who donates at least $25.00 through the Give!Guide can attend a special private show with Deelay Ceelay at Berbati’s (10 SW 3rd Avenue) on Friday, January 15.  Deelay Ceelay is a collaboration between video artist / musician Chris Lael Larson and percussionist Delaney Kelly, fusing live instrumentation with synched projected visuals.

Use the Give!Guide to support KBOO this month


The Give!Guide has been active for a few weeks now, and while we've been raising some money, we're looking to reach $20,000 by the end of the month.  With your help, possibly further encouraged by some incentives, we can definitely get there. 

If you haven't ever contributed money to KBOO, this is a great time and way to do so, especially if you are under 36 years old.  One major goal of the Guide, aside from raising money for selected non-profits, is to encourage younger people to become familiar with the age-old practice of charitable giving.  Plus, the group raising the most money, and the most separate donations, from people under 36 will receive extra money in the form of a prize.  A little friendly competition never hurt, and your gift right now could help move us up in the rankings.

And as a special enticement for December, if you contribute $100.+ to KBOO through the Give!Guide you will receive a copy of the 2010 Portland Chinook Book, worth thousands of dollars in coupons to local businesses.

The Give!Guide is here


Pick up your copy of the 2009 Give!Guide inside this week's issue of Willamette Week.

Now in its sixth year, the main goal of Give!Guide is to encourage charitable giving among people 35 and younger, so the long tradition continues with another generation.  Know that everyone is welcome to donate using their simple and secure webform.

New Stickers Arrived Today!


We've just received a sizable shipment of our brand new 2-part bumper/bike sticker (click image for full size).

All Fall membership drive donors will receive one shortly with their membership cards, but you can also stop by (20 SE  8th) and pick a few up.

About thank you gifts


So you've made a contribution to KBOO  for the first or twenty-first time (THANKS!), and asked for a thank you gift.  The question you're likely asking is "When will it/they arrive?"

Many items we offer during the membership drives are not in-stock at KBOO, but must be ordered once we catch up with all the data entry.  If everything goes smoothly, ordered items arrive within 2 weeks, at which point we begin sending them out to those donors who have paid their pledge.

2009 Fall Membership Drive Wrapup


Thanks to everyone who contributed to KBOO during our Fall Membership Drive!  We stopped the Drive on schedule Saturday night, despite being short of our overall fundraising goal by roughly 22% or $28,000.


If you made a pledge and didn't pay with a credit/debit card, please send your payment to us this week

We rely on individual donors for over 80% of our annual operating budget.  KBOO has no endowment and receives NO federal money.  If you didn't donate during the Drive, you can make your donation here.

KBOO has always been commercial free because our listeners support us financially.


Membership Drive Specials


Africa Special
Thursday, October 8, Noon to 10 pm
Featuring talks, interviews and music from the African continent, including a talk on the role of cell phones in the Congo war, an interview with Somali rapper K-Naan and a focus on African graphic artists.

Indigenous Resistance Day
Monday, October 12, 9 am to 12 pm
Includes a segment on 'Debunking Columbus', and a talk by John Trudell, acclaimed poet, national recording artist, actor and activist whose international following reflects the universal language of his words, work and message.

KBOO Election Coming Up

This year's annual membership meeting takes place on Saturday, September 26 at Liberty Hall in North Portland from 1-4 pm.  If you didn't mail in your board election ballot, this will be your final chance to vote.  You must submit your signed ballot before 2 pm.  Results of the election will be announced at the meeting.

Winter Membership Drive: January 26-31


Help support listener-supported KBOO Radio by contributing during our one week Winter membership drive.  Nearly 90% of our annual operating revenue comes from individual donors like you.  Your donation is tax-deductible and is how we are able to broadcast such a diverse mix of music and create nearly 5 hours of locally produced news and public affairs content every weekday.

For this drive, we're producing several public affairs specials this week beginning with a look at the economic crisis and providing alternative views regarding solutions (Monday).  On Wednesday, KBOO continues its long-running coverage of the combined issues of global warming and climate change.  However, we're going to focus more on how we can all reduce the amount of carbon we emit through our daily activities.  And then on Friday we'll explore food and agriculture. 

Then to close out the drive, on Saturday you'll want to make sure you stick around the house all morning, because Music from the True Vine will be hosting a 5-hour, live bluegrass performance special.  More details soon...or listen here and then donate here.  And thanks!

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