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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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Thanks to YOU, KLRU will end the fund drive 3 days early!

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Did you know, because of YOU, KLRU raised over $250,000.00 in just 14 days? And did you know, because of your support, we are able to end the August fund drive three days early?

That’s right! Over 1,300 Central Texans generously invested in their only community supported public television station, in support of their favorite KLRU and PBS programs. And because of YOU, we were able to meet and exceed our $220,000 goal in a shorter amount of time, all while airing your regular primetime schedule each night of the drive!

You also helped us turn $100,000 into $200,000 thanks to the generous matching gift challenge from Luci Baines Johnson & Ian Turpin. We’re pleased to announce that the challenge was met with the help of your enthusiastic and immediate response. 

Best of all, your support continues to help us transform and innovate the way we fundraise on-air in order to bring you more of your favorite programs. We really couldn’t do this without YOU!

Thank you for investing in YOUR KLRU!

Attend a Central Texas Gardener TAPING on 09/17

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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 today?

Give a gift via the form below and you will be entered in the giveaway to attend a taping on Thursday, September 17th and have lunch with the CTG team! And donating isn’t the only way to enter this giveaway – stay tuned to KLRU’s social media to share, tweet and post across your social media platforms for entry as well! Be sure to tag @klru and/or use #yourklru.

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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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