Strategic Planning Input from Listeners/Members/Volunteers



We are looking for members of the KBOO Communtiy to provide input in our strategic planning process. Please fill out the attached form and email it back to me at development (at) kboo dot org. You can also drop off the form at the station in my mailbox. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Please return by October 19th



Sun Lee

KBOO Development Director

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Hi- KBOO is fine and has


KBOO is fine and has flourished for the past 40 years, but the numbes don't lie. We have had declining listenership over the past 5 years and with that has come declining revenue. I think it is important to think about how to attract new listeners, Portland is a much different place than it was 40 years ago or even 10 years ago. I regularly talk to people that grew up in Portland and haven't heard of KBOO or talk to new transplants that are excited about hearing about KBOO but didn't know about it till I told them. We would like to change that and make more people aware of this great community resource.

As for your statement asking for people to get more involved if they don't like the way KBOO is run. I would like to say that the strategic planning group is comprised of 3 staff, 3 board members and 6 volunteers new and old, so this is coming from a place and from people who are "involved".

DrHypothesis, feel free to contact me if you would like to talk about this further.

Sun Lee

KBOO Development Director


Our duty as staff is to our

Our duty as staff is to our community, not just the members, but also the listeners and volunteers, this is why we have asked for members, listeners and volunteers to fill out applications to be on the committee, so that everyone involved with KBOO would be represented and we could hav a good cross section of KBOO community members on the committee.


Top-down or bottom-up? Profit or principle?

Hi Sun,

I was wondering if the strategic planning you speak of is member driven, or a top-down idea?

We have two different schools of thought at KBOO, one where "sustainability" means running KBOO like any other business, including sacraficing principle for profit, and the other is to keep KBOO's uniqueness as a voice for the voiceless, including lots of community involvement, etc.

Which form of sustainability are you referring to?  (I don't see where you could be referring to both forms of sustainability because they conflict with each other.....)

Hi Yvette- Actually this

Hi Yvette-

Actually this address both schools of thought. The board of directors, whom are elected by the KBOO membership thought the station needed to have a strategic plan for the future. We are also asking for community involvement by having this appliaction process so that listeners/members/supporters can have a chance to participate along with staff and board.



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