Membership Drive

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.


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.


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.