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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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:

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.

Double your generosity for #yourklru!

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KLRU is in the second day of our 5-day online giving drive, and we have some exciting news! Longtime supporters, Claire & Carl Stuart, have very kindly promised a $10,000 matching gift in support of #yourklru. That means your gift of any amount will be matched dollar-for-dollar from this challenge, effectively doubling your generosity in an instant!

Carl Stuart appreciates how “KLRU and PBS open up the world to all of us in an entertaining and objective fashion…[and] helps me learn more than I otherwise would.” And we know so many of you agree with Carl’s sentiment because as your only community-supported public television station, we know you rely on KLRU to help you explore your world and make connections in your community every day. Bringing you the best quality programming that educates, entertains and inspires, KLRU is creating a stronger community one story at a time.That’s why strengthening your investment is so important.

With just 3 days to go, we still need to raise another $35,000 to meet our $50,000 goal! Will you join us to give, engage and inspire the Central Texas community through your gift to KLRU today?

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Join us TODAY (6/2) at Halcyon218 West 4th Street, from 5-9pm. Celebrate #yourklru and watch as your donation makes an impact! Light appetizers and happy hour prices!

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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 The Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & The Dapp 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

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.

Now’s the time! #yourklru is here!

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By now, you’ve probably heard about #yourklru and how during our Summer Fundraising Drive we’re not interrupting or breaking into your regular schedule. And we’ve been receiving some encouraging feedback from you, our viewers and donors:

Thank you, thank you, thank you for doing fundraising without interrupting our regular favorite programs. I am encouraged by this latest move on your part. 

Halleluiah! Perhaps I can contribute more this year!

Well, now’s the time to show your support for this transformational effort. We have 5 days to raise $50,000, which is why we can’t do it without YOU! When you give your gift today, ask 5 of your friends to consider giving to #yourklru too! A little can go a long way when we collectively support quality educational programming in Central Texas.

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

We have some fun giveaways we’ll be doing throughout the drive to keep those donations rolling in and today, we’re kicking it off with an AppleTV! Check out the full list and details about today’s giveaways below. 

The success of this drive depends on YOU!  Will you will make a donation in support of #yourklru and share your reason for supporting KLRU on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #yourklru?

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Also, join us tomorrow (6/2) at Halcyon218 West 4th Street, from 5-9pm. Celebrate #yourklru and watch as your donation makes an impact! Light appetizers and happy hour prices!

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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:

All day: AppleTV
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 The Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & The Dapp Kings and Doyle Bramhall II at Austin 360 Amphitheater on July 12th
5pm-6pm: KLRU 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-shirts10pm-11pm: Book – Homegrown
11pm-12am: Book – Austin City Limits: A History + ACL 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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Additional support for these giveaways comes from C3 Presents and Live Nation:
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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.

On-air pledge drives got you down? #yourklru is for you!

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 “The pledge weeks drive me nuts!”

“I’m not crazy about the pledge time blather during intermissions.”

“Pledge drives totally misrepresent your normal content.” 

Your voice has been heard and now we’re responding! KLRU will be kicking off an unprecedented Summer Fundraising campaign in June, and this time around, we’re doing something completely different!

KLRU will embark on a 5 day online giving drive, instead of the traditional 10 day on-air pledge drive. What does this mean? It means we’re NOT interrupting your regular schedule and we’re NOT breaking into your favorite shows to ask for support. Instead, we’re asking you to:

WATCH - Tune in to KLRU as you normally would.

GIVE - Join us June 1-5 to give your gift at klru.org or 866-910-KLRU. Your gift will help provide quality educational programming to everyone in Central Texas.

ENGAGE - Share what you love about KLRU on social media today and hashtagging it #yourklru.

INSPIRE - Become a personal fundraiser and spread the word to friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to give too!

Together, we can transform the way we fundraise to continue to bring your favorite PBS programs to your living room each and every day. But we can’t do it without YOU and so in return for your support during this 5 day drive, we’ll be giving away some fun things including: an AppleTV, 2 tickets to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert, a Roku 3, KLRU t-shirts and more!

It’s a full week of programming brought to you by…YOU! Will you do your part and make a gift in support of #yourklru, June 1st – 5th at klru.org?

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Calling all Volunteers!

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Passionate about PBS? Inspire others to support quality public television in Central Texas and become a fundraiser for #yourklru. What is #yourklru? Well, it’s a 5 day online giving drive and KLRU has a goal to raise $50,000 is just 5 days. This is why we need your help and we have some pretty great incentives to sweeten the deal when you sign up to become a personal fundraiser!

How to Sign Up to be a #yourklru Fundraiser:

  1. Go to www.supportklru.org/register and enter your information where prompted.
  2. Set a fundraising goal and personalize your fundraising page with personal statement, photo, etc.
  3. Once that info is saved, navigate to the MY TOOLS tab – use those unique to you links as needed to share with friends and family. An email with additional information and resources will be sent.
  4. Start fundraising! See toolkit a fundraiser’s guide!

Remember to KEEP THE EMAIL you receive as confirmation for signing up—it contains the link to manage your personal fundraising profile!

Fundraiser Fun Facts:

  1. Fundraisers receive a confirmation email when a gift has been made on their fundraising page. The donor to their page receives a tax receipt when their gift has been processed.
  2. Fundraisers also have backend access to basic donor information on donors that have contributed on their page. This is important for personal thank you notes and tracking. KLRU also has access to all of that donation information and donor data as it relates to individual fundraiser pages.
  3. Fundraisers’ goal thermometer on their page will update in real time when actual transactions are being processed and run.

Incentives for our personal fundraisers:

  1. For the 1st of 3 to raise $1,000
    -Tickets ACL Taping – Courtney Barnett*
    * Thanked with a pair of passes to attend KLRU’s taping of Austin City Limits on Thurs. June 4th at 8pm.
    -Tickets Tedeschi Trucks Band with Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings and Doyle Bramhall II*
    * Thanked with a pair of tickets Sunday, July 12th at Austin360 Amphitheater at Circuit of The Americas
  2. For the 1st of 10 to raise $500*
    * Select one of the following, subject to availability, etc.
    -Signed copy of Amazon’s best selling Franklin Barbecue: A meat-smoking manifesto
    -UT Press books include: Boyhood, Homegrown and Viva Tequila
    -Austin City Limits: A History Book
  3. For the 1st of 15 to raise $300*
    * Select one of the following, subject to availability, sizes, etc.
    -KLRU T-shirts: Central Texas Gardener, KLRU-Q, Throwback KLRU
    -Austin City Limits T-shirt
    -Brisket is my Spirit Animal T-Shirt + Koozie
    -Roku
    -Vintage Austin City Limits poster featuring 2015 Hall of Fame performer Lyle Lovett. Fun Fact: This poster is from the very last ACL taping in Studio 6A on November 8, 2010.
  4. For the 1st of 20 to raise $100
    * Select one of the following, subject to availability, sizes, etc.
    -Newshour Mug
    -Dr Who Mug
    -Sesame Street Reusable Tote Bags: (one of) Big Bird, Grover, Elmo, Cookie Monster or Oscar the Grouch

THANK YOU for supporting #yourklru June giving week! You truly are essential to our community in helping us GIVE, ENGAGE, and INSPIRE.

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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.

Your Investment during our Spring Fundraising Drive

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Because of YOU, we were able to surpass our goal and raise over $280,000 from 1700 people in our community during our Spring Fundraising Drive. Not only did we surpass our goal, but you helped make Your Favorites week a success, raising over $55,000 in support of your favorite PBS and KLRU programs. 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!

In fact, your gift will help KLRU convene conversations, bringing people together around issues that matter. Your gift helps KLRU support children, families and teachers, offering trustworthy educational media and face-to-face outreach where it is most needed. Your gift helps KLRU produce original content created for, about, and with the people who live here. Your gift helps KLRU tell local stories, connecting your community around different histories and a shared future.

KLRU is community-supported:  over 85% of our annual funding comes from individual donors, foundations and corporations.  Your donation creates a stronger community, one story at a time.

Thank you for investing in KLRU this Spring!

Your Favorites Week Returns!

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You spoke and we listened! We’re kicking off our Spring Fundraising Drive and once again we’re pledging to do things a little bit different this time around.

You’ve told us that during our fundraising drives you don’t get an opportunity to support the programs that you regularly tune into here each week. In response, during our Winter Fundraising Drive, we provided you with one full week of your regularly scheduled primetime programming. Your Favorites week was such a success, we’re pledging to do it again!

Today, you can support Antiques RoadshowNova and Masterpiece Theater. And we have some fun ways to thank you when you support some of your favorite shows right now, like a chance to win tickets to see Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga at ACL Live at The Moody Theater on April 23rd or see an Austin City Limits taping of Sturgill Simpson on April 1st!

It’s a full week of YOUR FAVORITES and we’re counting on you to do your part to support the shows you rely on each week in order to help us transform the way we fundraise on-air.

Make a one-time gift or an ongoing, monthly gift online now – and keep the best in television, on television – for everyone in the Central Texas community!