Since beginning this blog way back in early ’08 (okay, okay, it’s been only a year, but it seems like an eternity, and the experience has given me a healthier respect for the discipline and talent require to post pithy, fresh observations on a daily basis—I’m lucky if I can muster stale leftovers every other Tuesday) I’ve blogged about that stubborn fixture of the public radio system known as the fund drive.
And rather then hectoring you with warmed-over platitudes about it being your civic duty to give, I’ll simply ask that you do and leave it at that. For the morbidly curious, you can read my past posts on the topic here and here and here.
With the economy somewhere south of Antarctica, now is an especially critical time for public broadcasters everywhere. The downturn is chalking up casualties as its effects ripple throughout the system. Examples: here and here and here. Now is an especially critical time.
Our last meet-up was a smaller but no less engaging affair at which we spent time talking about fund raising (surprise), specifically parsing a tool we believe is more calibrated to the wired crowd. Thank you to all who participated.
And yes, let’s plan on meeting at the station in April. Time to be determined. Please Tweet topic suggestions my way.