Buy Back Days Of The Fund Drive
Make your pledge and Buy Back days of the fund drive.
How does the Buy Back work?
Our Spring Pledge Drive is scheduled for Monday, March 10 through Saturday, March 15 (1/2 day) and Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 21 (1/2 day). However… when we receive $65,000 in pledges we will buy back a day of the drive. We will begin with the first day (Monday, March 10) which means you will hear more uninterrupted programming. So, for every $65,000 received beforehand we will eliminate a day of the drive.
Why does it take more dollars to Buy Back a day?
Like yours, our budget continues to grow. To meet the goals we have set for the News Fund expansion we need to increase revenue. Also, we fell short in our December on-air campaign so we need to make up the shortfall.
Why Buy Back Days?
At WFAE, our goal is to give you more programming and less on-air fundraising whenever we can. Buying Back days of the spring pledge drive is one way to make that happen.
How long was the drive originally scheduled to be?
Ten days. (You can make it shorter!)
Do I get a special “thank you” for giving early to Buy Back days?
Glad you asked. We are trying to offer fewer premiums during the drives so that the money you pledge goes directly into programming. If you have a request and we can honor it we will.
What is your goal for the drive?
Our financial goal for the drive is $650,000. This fits into our overall membership goal of $2,354,400 for the fiscal year (July 1, 2013 – June 30, 2014). Over fifty percent of WFAE’s total revenue comes from listener contributions – we couldn’t do it without you!