Station Supporters Savor PBS Insider Experience, “Taste of Chicago”

This September, PBS member stations invited key supporters to the Windy City for the “Taste of Chicago” Insider Experience. This gathering provided exclusive access to PBS programs, hosts and producers. After two thrilling days, supporters from the OETA Foundation, Rocky Mountain PBS, Wisconsin Public Television, and WTIU left Chicago with a deeper appreciation for their role as local community partners.  Continue reading “Station Supporters Savor PBS Insider Experience, “Taste of Chicago””

Nominate a Colleague to Join the DAC

10/5/18 Update: the nomination window for 2019 has closed.
The Development Advisory Committee (DAC) is looking to add three new members to serve from 2019-2021, including leaders with a strong background in major/planned giving or corporate support and specifically from small or medium markets. Serving on the DAC allows professionals to share their expertise as influencers and impact the larger public media system.  Continue reading “Nominate a Colleague to Join the DAC”

Book Donation Individual Giving Opportunity through First Book

In support of The Great American Read and PBS member stations’ ongoing efforts to prepare young children for success in school and life, PBS KIDS has worked with First Book, a national non-profit dedicated to providing high quality books and educational resources to low income children, to design a PBS KIDS Read book purchase and donation program stations can activate through their local fundraising activities.

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Prospect Development Initiative – Invitation to Join Testing Group

Prospect development is the foundation of many strong major gift programs across the nonprofit sector. Prospect development is a disciplined approach to identifying and qualifying major donor prospects. Investing time upfront will help ensure CEOs and frontline fundraisers are well-equipped to make a successful case for support. Continue reading “Prospect Development Initiative – Invitation to Join Testing Group”

Recap: 2018 DAC Planning Meeting

The Development Advisory Committee (DAC) gathered at PBS in January to examine critical challenges and opportunities facing fundraisers in public media. The two-day meeting laid the groundwork for new projects to support station’s local fundraising efforts. It also put a spotlight on how together the system can address the membership puzzle public media is experiencing.
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