Membership Drive

VPR

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.

  When you make a gift of $35 or more today (Saturday!), you can request a year's subscription to Eating Well Magazine as our thanks to you for supporting VPR!

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

$1,000 Gift Certificate to Small Dog Electronics
$1,000 to spend on Apple electronics and accessories at Small Dog Electronics. Shop online or at their stores in South Burlington, Waitsfield, or Manchester, NH. 

From all of us at VPR, thank you!!

Our fall membership drive ended in a whirlwind, with an incredible last day that raised over $60,000 in support for the stories that matter and the programming that you love.

We also want to thank our 11,000 strong Sustaining Members, who made a shorter drive possible (8 days compared to a typical 10-day drive). The more Sustainers we have the less on-air fundraising we do each year!

Curious about the details? Read on for some of the stats and information resulting from the drive:

It's Throwback Thursday at VPR! Everyone who makes a pledge to today – in any amount – will receive a Mystery Artist Mug from the last 10 years!

VPR began commissioning mug designs from Vermont artists in 1992. Since then, more than 60 mugs have been created to celebrate VPR and its community. 

What's your favorite VPR Artist Mug? Let us know in the comments. And thank you for your support! 

“Deep Down We All Love Math T-shirt,” © 2013 by _Untitled-1, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0.


When it comes to membership drives, it’s all about the math.

If you are a dedicated listener, then you know that we can get a little punchy during our membership drives.

Our September Membership Drive is off to a strong start! Although we missed a challenge of receiving 150 pledges before 9 a.m. (we received 130!) our faithful listeners came through in a big way, contributing nearly $10,000.

Today in our Stories That Matter series, Sustaining Membership Coordinator Jean Murphy describes a recent StoryCorps episode that will stay with her for a long time. 

VPR is making some important changes to our membership drives in the coming year.

We know that drives are not necessarily a listener favorite, but they are a critical way for VPR to remind our audiences of how our unique business model works. Also, every day there are people who discover public radio for the first time, and we need to regularly encourage new listeners to become contributing listeners.

We continue our series about the stories that have mattered to VPR Staff today, with contributions from Mitch Wertlieb and Mary Williams, your morning companions on VPR News.   

Ben Resnik / VPR

Over the next few weeks, we'll be hearing from VPR staffers about the public radio stories that have mattered to them. Today, Brendan Kinney, vice president for development and marketing, explains why this recent commentary about why Pete Rose should enter the Hall Of Fame with Ichiro Suzuki by Frank Deford stopped him in his tracks.

Updated at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 25:

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