Membership Drive

One of the most rewarding aspects of a membership drive is that, in addition to donations, we receive thousands of comments from listeners. Some are appreciative, some offer constructive criticism, and some provide downright inspiration.

On the last day of the December membership drive - when it looks like we'll end a bit short of our goal - we received the following email from Ken Cadow, a middle school teacher and supporter of VPR. After making his year-end gift, he sent us the following note:

Membership Drive FAQ

Nov 23, 2015

Everything you ever wanted to know about VPR's membership drives, but were afraid to ask!

Pledge Drive Light: all of the funding, none of the program interruptions.
Lara Dickson / Deep Dish Creative

Update 9/21/15: YOU DID IT! Thanks to more than 5,000 listeners, VPR surpassed its membership drive goal of $375,000 on Friday, September 18! In addition to meeting an important financial goal to keep the programming strong, we welcomed nearly 1,000 first-time contributors! Growing the VPR family provides a broad base of support essential to our public service.  

We want to sincerely thank everyone who supported VPR during this drive and all year-round. We truly couldn’t do it without you.

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Just as you count on VPR to feed your brain, we have a new lunch bag to hold the food that feeds your belly.

For your gift of $150 or $12/month as a Sustainer, we'll thank you with this US-made, charcoal, naturally insulated, Europrene bag to make your desk lunch a little less sad and show off your support for VPR.

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For your gift of $35 or more during the September Membership Drive, we’ll thank you with the official, authentic, authorized VPR Fan Kit!

Our first-ever Fan Kit includes a wallet-sized bottle opener, temporary tattoos, euro magnet, Live From The Fort CD, silicone smartphone wallet and more!

Update for June 15: Thank you! VPR met its June 2015 membership drive goal of $325,000 early Saturday morning, after just three days and two hours of traditional pledge drive fundraising. It was one of the shortest drives in VPR history. More than 3,000 listeners contributed to the effort.

Update for 3/18/15: We did it! No, YOU did it! We met our goal of $350,000 on Tuesday, March 17, seven hours before the deadline. The drive was supposed to start today, but instead you’re hearing regularly scheduled programming. Thank you for making this experiment in less-disruptive fundraising an incredible success!

We'd love to know what our listeners thought of this campaign. Please take our survey and let us know!

Daria Bishop / VPR

The goal for VPR's December Membership Drive is $350,000. VPR's programming and services are broad and diverse, but their common thread is you. Your financial support has had a real and powerful impact, making Vermont Public Radio an incredible resource for the entire region.

Please make a difference with a year-end gift to VPR today. And be sure to check back here throughout the drive for updates.

What if you could support your public radio station and fight hunger in Vermont at the same time?

Well, now you can. Vermont Public Radio has joined forces with the Vermont Foodbank and Hannaford Supermarkets to help our neighbors in need of food assistance. 

For every gift to VPR during our September Membership Drive, Hannaford Supermarkets will donate 10 meals to the Vermont Foodbank.

Monday is Pet Day today for VPR’s membership drive! We’re asking you to tell us about your pet when you make a contribution to VPR today. 

Cooking With Shelburne Farms
Courtesy of Cooking With Shelburne Farms

VPR’s membership drive is off to a great start, with nearly $100,000 raised so far.

If you love Vermont and food (and who doesn’t?) and haven’t made your contribution to VPR yet, you’ll want to do it now to be entered into two exciting prize drawings happening tonight and tomorrow morning.

VPR's June Membership Drive is June 10-21 with a goal to raise $325,000, which helps pay for all of the news, music, and conversation you rely on. I hope you'll join VPR or renew your membership today, and check back here throughout the drive for updates.

Update for Saturday, June 21, 12:26 p.m.

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VPR is giving away several drawing prizes during this membership drive. The sooner you make a gift, the more chances you have to win!

Airline Ticket Giveaway: Two pairs of roundtrip airline tickets to anywhere in the continental United States from Travel Leaders - Child/Albany Travel. Visit friends, take a vacation, or stay home and send your family away! (Value $1,200 per pair)

iPad Mini: Two iPad Minis from Small Dog Electronics: all the fun of an iPad in a smaller, compact package. (Value $400 each)

VPR's March Membership Drive is Wednesday, March 19- Friday, March 28 with a goal to raise $250,000. I hope you'll become a Sustaining Member or make a one-time gift to VPR to support all of the news, music, and conversation you rely on. Check back here for daily updates on how the drive is going!

Update for Monday, March 31:

For so many of us up north, this day could not come soon enough: Spring officially arrives at 12:57 today. Not that it looks that way outside...but it's something, right?

We're celebrating spring in many ways today at VPR: first, when you become a Sustaining Member or make a gift of $35 or more today, we'll thank you with a Bee's Garden Seed Kit from High Mowing Organic Seeds

Enter To Win!

Mar 12, 2014

VPR is giving away several drawing prizes during our March 2014 Membership Drive. The sooner you make a gift, the more chances you have to win!

Already a Sustaining Member of VPR? You're automatically entered to win! If not, click here to become a sustainer or make a pledge today - and thank you so much! Good luck!

$2,000 gift certificate to Ski Rack
Find everything you need to enjoy the outdoors, from skis and boots to bikes, clothing, and outerwear.

Thanks to all of our listeners who made a year-end gift to VPR during our December membership drive - we successfully concluded our drive at 7 p.m. on Friday evening, surpassing our goal of $250,000. Your gift makes a difference and will help VPR serve you even better in 2014.

Need a gift for the public radio fan on your holiday shopping list? Give that person a gift that keeps on giving: a VPR membership!

Just make a gift at VPR.net and check off "Gift Membership" on the pledge form. We'll send you a beautiful card and a VPR Euro bumper sticker to give to the recipient. He or she will enjoy being part of the dedicated community of listeners who power the news and music, and you’ll feel good knowing that you’re giving the gift of great radio. 

Meet Pledgie, VPR's own Elf On The Shelf. In addition to scouting for Santa on who's been naughty and nice on the VPR Staff, he's helping us out with our membership drive by spreading cheer and taking the occasional year-end gift from our generous listeners.

Check out some of Pledgie's adventures here, or follow VPR on Instagram!

Get The New VPR Hat

Dec 10, 2013

  When you make a year-end gift of $75 or more today, you can request the new VPR fleece hat as our thanks to you for supporting VPR!

This jaunty toque is a cozy black fleece beanie made by the Turtle Fur company of Morrisville, Vermont. 

With the VPR logo embroidered in white, you can show off your support of VPR in style, all while keeping your noggin warm during the long Vermont winter! The hat is lightweight, soft, and is one-size fits most.

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