We did it! Thanks to YOU!

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People said it couldn’t be done…$100,000 in just 5 days. But we raised that and then some and it’s all thanks to YOU!

Your gifts rolled in online, over the phone and in the mail to support more programs and fewer interruptions this June. And now that all is said and done, KLRU was able to raise over $108,000 from 875 Central Texans!

We are humbled by your support and so very thankful to be a part of the generous Central Texas community. Thank you for Shaping the Future of #YourKLRU!

⌚ Been waiting long? Last chance to support #YourKLRU!

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Over 750 Central Texans have stepped up to support KLRU’s transformational second annual online giving drive and helped raise over $89,000 in just 4 days! But we still have $11,000 to raise to meet our goal! And we can’t do it without YOU!

What’s more is that we have a really fun giveaway to encourage YOU to make that gift of support now! James Taylor & His All-Star Band is coming to the Frank Erwin Center on Wednesday June 22nd at 8:30pm and we want YOU to be there! Donate any amount until midnight tonight to be entered into a giveaway for 2 tickets!

So far, you’ve been able to help us meet over $23,000 in challenge matches and raise over $2,700 for Overheard with Evan Smith, $100 for PBS Kids programming, $1,100 for Central Texas Gardener and $290 for NEXT, KLRU’s Young Professionals group.

With less than 12 hours to go, this is your last chance to show your support for more programs and fewer interruptions! Can I count on you to get us to our $100,000 goal by midnight tonight?

Thanks to YOU, KLRU had a historic March fund drive!

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Thanks to YOUR enthusiastic support, KLRU had a historic March Fund Drive…surpassing our $220,000 goal to raise over $250,000 in just 17 days!

You and over 1,300 other Central Texans generously invested in your community-supported public television station and gave to your favorite KLRU and PBS programs. And YOUR support goes directly to provide quality educational programming and vital community services to everyone in Central Texas. Thank you!

You also helped us turn $20,000 into $40,000 thanks to the generous matching gift challenge from Lonnie & Polly Cooper. We’re pleased to announce that the challenge was met in less than 6 days with the help of your fervent and immediate response.

Best of all, your support continues to help us transform and innovate the way we fundraise on-air by allowing us to engage with a broader audience to raise more dollars online and through sustaining monthly memberships. We really couldn’t do this without YOU!

Thank you for investing in YOUR KLRU!

KLRU Passport: New On-Demand Streaming

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KLRU is pleased to introduce KLRU Passport, a new member benefit offering extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. KLRU Passport provides donors access to current and archival programs from both PBS and KLRU and is available via the KLRU website, PBS.org and other digital platforms.

There are over a thousand hours of content available to donors through KLRU Passport and the library will continue to grow over time. Current titles include Downton Abbey, Wolf Hall and other dramas from MASTERPIECE, as well as favorites such as Vicious, Makers, Earth a New Wild, How We Got to Now, The Great British Baking Show, Austin City Limits Season 41 and many more.

In addition to the KLRU website, KLRU Passport is also available to members when they identify KLRU as their local PBS member station on PBS.org and the PBS Video apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets, as well as the PBS app on AppleTV. KLRU Passport will be available on more platforms in the future.

KLRU Passport is our newest member benefit available for donors with a yearly contribution of at least $60 or an ongoing monthly contribution of $5 or more. Station members must activate their account before they can access KLRU Passport.

Here’s some FAQs to help YOU get started with KLRU Passport:

I am a member of KLRU and currently donate $60 or more a year. How do I access KLRU Passport?

Current members who donate $60 or more annually and have an active email address on file with the station will receive an email from PBS and KLRU inviting you to begin the activation process. There’s a chance the email may get filtered into your spam box so be sure to look for a message from PBS & KLRU with the subject line: Your KLRU membership now includes more on-demand programming. If you’re a current member and you don’t have an active email address on file with us, please contact Member Services at membership@klru.org or (512) 475-9032 to provide an email address and begin the activation process.

I think I am a current member of KLRU that qualifies for KLRU Passport, but I’m not sure. And I’m not sure you have my email address on file. How do I find out?

To see if your KLRU Passport membership has been activated, visit this site and enter your email address to see: http://www.pbs.org/passport/lookup/ Follow the instructions on the screen.

I am not a current member of KLRU. Can I donate to receive immediate access to KLRU Passport?

Yes. You can make your monthly ongoing or annual contribution on this donation form to immediately begin the activation process for KLRU Passport. You may also access this donation form through any video that has the KLRU Passport logo. Click “Sign up for KLRU Passport” and donate to begin the activation process.

Click here to see the complete KLRU Passport FAQ.

You helped KLRU exceed our #GivingTuesday goal and raise over $34,000!

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We want to offer a heartfelt thanks to all our members and viewers who joined the movement and supported KLRU’s #GivingTuesday campaign. In just 24 hours, YOU helped us surpass our goal and raise over $34,000 from over 200 people in the Central Texas community!

You gave more, gave smarter and gave great! And for that, we couldn’t be more grateful. It is your generosity that gives us the ability to continue building a stronger Central Texas through quality public television and vital community services. Thank you!

Celebrate generosity this #GivingTuesday with YOUR KLRU

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This year, on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, KLRU is participating in #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving.

Last year, more than 30,000 organizations in 68 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday.  Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities.  We invite you to join the movement along with KLRU and to help get out and give this December 1.

Here’s how you can join KLRU this #GivingTuesday:

1. Get involved and become a fundraiser!  Encourage your friends, family, colleagues and neighbors to give on your behalf to YOUR KLRU on #GivingTuesday. Sign-up is easy (it takes less than 1 minute!) and we will even provide you with email messages, social media content and a timeline on when to communicate. More info and sign up here: www.supportklru.org/register

2. Help spread the word about #GivingTuesday. Join KLRU on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – be sure to retweet, reshare and regram our posts with #yourklru and #GivingTuesday. Your shares will boost KLRU’s visibility and help drive more donations!

3. Does your business want to get involved? Consider becoming a business partner and providing generous matching support for #GivingTuesday! KLRU will post your company’s logo  and message your matching contribution in email messaging and social media. Your matching dollars serve a bigger impact! Contact Susannah Winslow, Director of Membership at swinslow@klru.org for more information.

4. Save the Date to GIVE! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, December 1st to donate online at www.supportklru.org to help us reach our $30,000 goal. Add to your google calendar as a reminder!

There are many ways to get involved in #GivingTuesday.  We encourage you to join the movement and make a difference right here in Central Texas!

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Thank you for supporting #yourklru!

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We here at KLRU are absolutely blown away by the incredible amount of support we received from the Central Texas community last week. In only five days, #yourklru reached nearly double our goal and raised over $92,000 – all online and all thanks to YOU!

We didn’t interrupt your regular schedule and we didn’t break into your programs – and you WATCHED, GAVE, ENGAGED and INSPIRED your KLRU and your Central Texas community. Just look at what your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers, teachers, community advocates and so many others shared about #yourklru last week across social media via FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

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We can’t transform the way we fundraise without your help, and we are truly humbled by your support. Thank you for inspiring #yourklru with your photos, your stories, and your generosity.

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The final stretch of #yourklru

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We’re in the final stretch of this historic fundraising drive, #yourklru, and we couldn’t be more inspired by the response we’ve seen from Central Texans to this campaign. You’ve embraced this new way of giving to your only community-supported public television station and for that, we are so very grateful.

Thanks to you, we met yesterday’s $10,000 challenge match from Dr. Steven Ungerleider, putting us over $73,000! But we still have 15 hours until #yourklru ends at midnight tonight and we’ve made it our goal to hit $80,000. If you haven’t had a chance to make your gift in support of #yourklru, now’s the time!

Make a one-time gift or sustaining, monthly gift now!

And for a little extra encouragement, we have some great giveaways in store for our final day of #yourklru:

As the home of Austin City Limits, we’re excited to be giving away one pair of tickets to the ACL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert on Thursday, June 28th at ACL Live at The Moody Theater. We’ll be honoring some of ACL’s greatest performers with an all-star lineup of talent!

Interested in the future of Texas? Well, we’re also giving away 2 pairs of passes to The Texas Tribune Festival October 16-18th on the University of Texas campus. Join more than 3,000 attendees and 150 speakers, including House Speaker Joe Straus and University of Texas at Austin President Gregory Fenves. Attendees will take advantage of 50 interactive events, enlightened discussion on 10 programming tracks, award-winning barbecue, networking opportunities, fun receptions and more.

Also, our friends at Alamo Drafthouse Austin are helping to support ‪#‎yourklru‬! For every online ticket purchased this weekend to a showing of LOVE & MERCYthey will donate $1 to #yourklru! Even better, your online ticket will enter you into a drawing for 2 tickets to the upcoming Brian Wilson show here in Austin, as well as the CD & DVD from his latest album! Up to 6 patrons can win!

Simply give any amount to #yourklru until midnight tonight and you just might find yourself at one of these great events! Can we count on your support of this transformational fundraising effort as we reach the final stretch of #yourklru?

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All day: Pair of tickets to the ACL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert + 2 pairs of passes to The Texas Tribune Festival
7am-10am: Sesame Street Bags
10am-12pm: Book – Viva Tequila by Lucinda Hutson
12pm-2pm: Roku 3
2pm-5pm: Pair of tickets to Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II at Austin 360 Amphitheater on July 12th
5pm-6pm: KLRU & Central Texas Gardener T-shirts
6pm-7pm: Newshour Bags, T-shirts & Mugs
7pm-8pm: Book – Boyhood by Matt Lankes and Richard Linklater
8pm-9pm: Book – Signed Franklin Barbecue + Brisket is my Spirit Animal T-shirt
9pm-10pm: ACL T-shirts
10pm-11pm: Book – Homegrown
11pm-12am: Book – Austin City Limits: A History + Lyle Lovett Posters

We encourage you to make a donation during the respective hours of each giveaway to be entered to win, however, if you follow us on Twitter and Facebook, there will be other ways to win as well! Visit here for complete giveaway information.
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It’s a Match for #yourklru!

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Wow! In just 72 hours we were able reach and exceed our $50,000 goal! But thanks to KLRU donor, Dr. Steven Ungerleider, we’re able to extend the reach of #yourklru.

When we launched this online giving drive, frankly, we didn’t know what to expect. But, the response from our community has been phenomenal and we hope YOU keep the momentum going by making a gift today to help us reach our stretch goal of $75,000! And when you do, share why you support KLRU on FacebookTwitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #yourklru.

Best of allDr. Steven Ungerleider, a generous KLRU donor, has kindly stepped up with a $10,000 challenge match to the Central Texas community in support of #yourklru. For every dollar received today, Dr. Ungerleider will contribute the same amount up to $10,000, potentially helping KLRU bring in a total of $20,000 today!

Make a one-time gift or sustaining, monthly gift now!

Now it’s your turn! Will you step up with Dr. Steven Ungerleder and give to #yourklru today to help us reach $75,000 by Friday at midnight?

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yourklrugiveawaysheaderblogSupporting #yourklru should be fun, so we’re giving away some great things to sweeten the deal throughout the 5 day drive! Here’s what’s in store for today:

7am-10am: Sesame Street Bags
10am-12pm: Book – Viva Tequila by Lucinda Hutson
12pm-2pm: Roku 3
2pm-5pm: Pair of tickets to Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II at Austin 360 Amphitheater on July 12th
5pm-6pm: KLRU & Central Texas Gardener T-shirts
6pm-7pm: Newshour Bags, T-shirts & Mugs
7pm-8pm: Book – Boyhood by Matt Lankes and Richard Linklater
8pm-9pm: Book – Signed Franklin Barbecue + Brisket is my Spirit Animal T-shirt
9pm-10pm: ACL T-shirts
10pm-11pm: Doctor Who Mug
11pm-12am: Book – Austin City Limits: A History + Book – Homegrown
12am – 6am: KLRU T-shirts

We encourage you to make a donation during the respective hours of each giveaway to be entered to win, however, if you follow us on Twitter and Facebook, there will be other ways to win as well! Visit here for complete giveaway information.
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Additional support for these giveaways comes from:
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Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II
Sunday, July 12th at Austin 360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Tickets are on sale now via ticketmaster.com, all ticketmaster outlets, or call 1.800.745.3000 by phone

The ripple effect of #yourklru

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UPDATE as of 1pm – JUST CONFIRMED: $2,500 anonymous challenge match from a generous KLRU donor!
Give now and double the impact of your dollars in an instant!

We’re halfway through our online Summer fundraising drive and #yourklru is making waves on the internet! Thanks to you, we met yesterday’s $10,000 challenge match from Claire and Carl Stuart, putting us over the $35,000 mark! But we still need your help to spread the word about #yourklru and get it trending on social media!

For some inspiration, here’s a sampling of what some of your fellow viewers are saying about #yourklru:

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We absolutely love how engaged the Central Texas community is in this campaign, but we can’t stop there. We’ve got to raise another $10,000 today in order to meet our goal of $50,000.

With your help #yourklru can bring about a wave of change to our fundraising drives! Can we count on you to make a gift in support of #yourklru today? 

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Supporting #yourklru should be fun, so we’re giving away some great things to sweeten the deal throughout the 5 day drive! Here’s what’s in store for today:

7am-10am: Sesame Street Bags
10am-12pm: Book – Viva Tequila by Lucinda Hutson
12pm-2pm: Pair of passes to the ACL taping with Courtney Barnett on June 4th at 8pm
2pm-5pm: Pair of tickets to Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Doyle Bramhall II at Austin 360 Amphitheater on July 12th
5pm-6pm: KLRU & Central Texas Gardener T-shirts
6pm-7pm: Newshour Bags, T-shirts & Mugs
7pm-8pm: Roku 3
8pm-9pm: Book – Boyhood by Matt Lankes and Richard Linklater
9pm-10pm: ACL T-shirts
10pm-11pm: Book – Homegrown
11pm-12am: Book – Austin City Limits: A History + ACL Lyle Lovett Posters
12am – 6am: KLRU T-shirts

We encourage you to make a donation during the respective hours of each giveaway to be entered to win, however, if you follow us on Twitter and Facebook, there will be other ways to win as well! Visit here for complete giveaway information.
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Additional support for these giveaways comes from C3 Presents and Live Nation:TTB_admat_600w

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Doyle Bramhall II
Sunday, July 12th at Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
Tickets are on sale now via ticketmaster.com, all ticketmaster outlets, or call 1.800.745.3000 to charge by phone.