Just hours left to show your support for #GivingTuesday

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Can we reach $30,000 by midnight? With your help, YES WE CAN!

There are just hours left for you to join the movement and show your support for #yourklru and #GivingTuesday.

Thanks to you, earlier today we met the $2,500 challenge match from Wilson Goldrick Realtors! But we still have a few hours until #GivingTuesday ends at midnight tonight and we’ve made it our goal to hit $30,000. If you haven’t had a chance to make your gift in support of #yourklru, now’s the time!

And if you have made your gift, I’d like to thank you and encourage you to share on your social media networks why you gave to #yourklru on #GivingTuesday. Your support multiplies when you show your love for KLRU, inspiring your friends, family and neighbors to give too!

And for a little extra encouragement, we have one final challenge match from McGinnis Lochridge. They have kindly stepped up with a $1,500 challenge match to the Central Texas community to help us reach our $30,000 goal by midnight.

For every dollar received until 9pm tonight, McGinnis Lochridge will contribute the same amount up to $1,500, potentially helping KLRU bring in a total of $3,000!

Can we count on your support right now to get us to our goal of $30,000 by midnight?

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Now’s the time! #GivingTuesday is here

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Give more, give smarter, give great! Give to #yourklru now!

Today is the day! And now is the time to give more, give smarter and give great.

#GivingTuesday is an international day of giving for everyone worldwide to celebrate generosity and embrace charitable giving. Everyone, anywhere, can participate! Which means YOU can be part of the celebration by giving back to YOUR KLRU and YOUR COMMUNITY.

Join us by making your gift right now to help us reach our $30,000 #GivingTuesday goal! If you can’t give a gift then help us promote #GivingTuesday and engage with #yourklru on social media. We will be posting to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram throughout the day and we’re counting on you to share our efforts and help us inspire Central Texas to give!

Best of all, we will be rolling out matching contributions from generous local businesses throughout the day on social media. Make your donation during one of these challenges and your dollar, and it’s impact, will instantly be doubled!

First up, Wilson Goldrick Realtors have kindly given a $2,500 challenge match to the Central Texas community in support of #GivingTuesday.

For every dollar received this morning until 11am, Wilson Goldrick will contribute the same amount up to $2,500, potentially helping KLRU bring in a total of $5,000!

Will you embrace the spirit of #GivingTuesday and make your gift in support of YOUR KLRU right now?

P.S. Want to be a part of this national movement and share your enthusiasm for #GivingTuesday? Post an #UNselfie! The #UNselfie is the selfless selfie and a powerful way to show how your giving and why giving is important to you. Take a “selfie” with a caption explaining how or why you are giving this year, use the hashtags #UNselfie, #GivingTuesday and #yourklru, then post to Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter!

 Generous matching support provided by:

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The perfect book to remember Downton Abbey

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Get social and engage with KLRU this Winter Fund Drive for a chance to win!

YOUR COMMUNITY supported PBS station is happy to offer a fun and exciting giveaway this Winter Fund Drive. Today, enter as many times as you want by following the steps below for a chance at winning the book, Downton Abbey – A Celebration: The Official Companion to All Six Seasons.

Traveling from Great Hall to servants’ hall, from bedroom to boot room, we revisit iconic scenes from the show, including the disconcerting arrival of Matthew and Isobel Crawley, the scandalous death of Kemal Pamuk, Cora’s tragic miscarriage, Lady Sybil’s shocking new trousers, Thomas and O’Brien’s scheming, Anna and Bates’s troubles with the law, a parade of suitors for Mary, and all the engagements, weddings, heartbreak, and happiness.

This extraordinary book will feature in-depth interviews with the cast and crew who know the show’s secrets, as well as a fascinating look at the changing styles and fashions of Downton and a complete episode guide to all six seasons up to the U.K. Christmas special. With hundreds of stunning, full-color location shots and stills, including exclusive behind-the-scenes photography from the final season, this glorious celebration is the ultimate gift for Downton Abbey fans.

How you can enter:

  1. Give via the donation form below, any amount helps!

  2. Share, Retweet or Regram the Downton Abbey giveaway specific posts via KLRU’s social media channels.

  3. Use #yourklru as well as tag KLRU on any social media posts! Please note that privacy settings will apply, our view will be limited.

  4. Comment on any and all social media posts specific to the Downton Abbey giveaway TODAY!

We can’t say thank you enough, because your gift and social support is so important in helping KLRU reach our goal as well as transform our fundraising drives.

Wild Kratts LIVE! is coming to Austin

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Get social and engage with KLRU this Winter Fund Drive for a chance to win!

YOUR COMMUNITY supported PBS station is happy to offer a fun and exciting giveaway this Winter Fund Drive. Enter as many times as you want during the drive by following the steps below for a chance at winning one of two Family (4) packs with meet & greet to the Saturday 1/23 show at 2pm!

How you can enter:

  1. Give via the donation form below, any amount helps!

  2. Share, Retweet or Regram any Wild Kratts specific posts via KLRU’s social media channels.

  3. Use #yourklru as well as tag KLRU on any social media posts! Please note that privacy settings will apply, our view will be limited.

  4. Comment on any and all social media posts specific to Wild Kratts during our Winter Fund Drive!

We can’t say thank you enough, because your gift and social support is so important in helping KLRU reach our goal as well as transform our fundraising drives.

Attend a Central Texas Gardener TAPING on 01/21

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Get social and engage with KLRU this Winter Fund Drive for a chance to win!

Did you know that KLRU’s very own Central Texas Gardener, CTG for short, is a huge resource for the green thumbed here in our area?

The CTG team is always here to help! See how to tackle the techniques, pick drought-tough plants for wildlife, fill up your kitchen with fresh food, and enrich your soul with artistic designs and homegrown philosophy from hands-on gardeners. Get growing, right here, right now, for the future! On-air and online.

From your home to your backyard Central Texas Gardener relies on YOUR SUPPORT to help with the annual production cost of $115,344. Would you consider giving a gift or engaging with your klru today?

Enter as many times as you want during the drive by following the steps below for a chance to attend a taping on 01/21 and have lunch with the CTG team!

How you can enter:

    1. Give via the donation form below, any amount helps!

    2. Share, Retweet or Regram any CTG  specific posts via KLRU’s social media channels.

    3. Use #yourklru as well as tag KLRU on any social media posts! Please note that privacy settings will apply, our view will be limited.

    4. Comment on any and all social media posts specific to CTG during our Winter Fund Drive!

We can’t say thank you enough, because your gift and social support is so important in helping KLRU reach our goal as well as transform our fundraising drives.

Experience the Holidays at The Long Center with Conspirare!

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Get social and engage with KLRU this Winter Fund Drive for a chance to win!

YOUR COMMUNITY supported PBS station is happy to offer a fun and exciting giveaway this Winter Fund Drive. Enter as many times as you want starting today until Thursday 12/3 during the drive by following the steps below for a chance at winning one of five pairs (2) of tickets  to the Monday 12/7 show at 8pm!

How you can enter:

  1. Give via the donation form below, any amount helps!

  2. Share, Retweet or Regram any Conspirare specific posts via KLRU’s social media channels.

  3. Use #yourklru as well as tag KLRU on any social media posts! Please note that privacy settings will apply, our view will be limited.

  4. Comment on any and all social media posts specific to Conspirare during our Winter Fund Drive!

We can’t say thank you enough, because your gift and social support is so important in helping KLRU reach our goal as well as transform our fundraising drives.

KLRU gives thanks for YOU!

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We need to raise $220,000 in 14 days – Give now!

During this season of thanksgiving, KLRU is extremely grateful to the Central Texas community, and most especially, to YOU!

Why? Because of YOU, your feedback and your support, KLRU has been able to make significant transformations to our fundraising drives this past year. What started as something new and different, keeping more of your favorite programs on during fundraising periods, is now becoming a regular practice. We’re absolutely thrilled that YOU and the Central Texas community have embraced this new way of giving to your only community-supported public television station, allowing us to meet our financial goals while keeping more of the programming you love on-air.

Our Winter Fundraising Drive began yesterday and once again we’ll be keeping your favorite primetime shows on every night during the drive. We must raise $220,000 by December 10th and we’re counting on YOU to do your part to support the shows you rely on each week in order to meet this goal.

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

We can’t say thank you enough, because your gift is so important in helping KLRU make this transformation to our fundraising drives. Will you continue to support YOUR KLRU with your gift today?

P.S.  What’s more, we have some wonderful ways to thank you for your support, including the final season of Downton Abbey on DVD, the highly anticipated seventh season of Doc Martin on DVD, and tickets galore! See Il Volo, Arlo Guthrie, Trans-Siberian Orchestra and the Wild Kratts!

Don’t Forget! Join the Movement this #GivingTuesday

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KLRU Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

KLRU has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Occurring this year on December 1, #GivingTuesday is held annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, to kick-off the holiday giving season and inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and to give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.

As YOUR COMMUNITY supported PBS station, we ask you to join the movement and help promote our efforts! Whether you choose to give, become a personal fundraiser or share our social media posts – YOUR KLRU needs your support! Help us reach our goal of $30,000 and build community right here in Central Texas.

We encourage you to join the movement and choose KLRU as your organization to support on December 1st!

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

1. Get involved and become a fundraiser!  Currently, we need 10 more people to sign up as fundraisers in order to meet our $30,000 goal! 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 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. Add to your google calendar or Facebook events.

Embrace the spirit of  #GivingTuesday by helping us reach our $30,000 goal!  Will you do your part and make a gift in support of #yourklru this #GivingTuesday?

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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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And the ACL All Access winner is…

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Nancy G. of Austin, Texas!

Congratulations to Nancy, who will kick-off this week with a month filled with everything Austin City Limits. Thank you to everyone who entered the raffle for your support of KLRU. We hope to bring it back again to you next August.

If you just can’t wait, keep an eye out for our Big Deal raffle in November. At only $25 per ticket, his lucky raffle winner gains access to all the biggest and best events in Austin throughout the year!