Dear Friends and Supporters of KBCS,
I hope my message this month finds everyone safe and doing as well as can be expected during these difficult times. We are still processing and collating the donations and comments from well over a thousand KBCS true believers that were made during our “virtual” fall fundraising campaign.
The KBCS Fall Fund Drive is underway! Please make a financial contribution today to keep the music, news and information you count on from KBCS going strong.
During our Fall Fund Drive we hope to raise $120,000 towards our overall goal for the year. We’re certain that with your help, and the support of fellow listeners we can accomplish this and keep KBCS viable for our community. The support of our individual donor-listeners makes up 85% of the funding it takes for KBCS to operate, and it’s that independent support that allows us to remain commercial free and independent.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, we’re unable to have volunteers in to the station to take donations over the phone, so we’re counting on your support online, and through the mail, more than ever. You can make an online donation here, or, if you’d like to mail a check in support of KBCS, the address to do so is:
3000 Landerholm Cir SE, A101
Bellevue, WA 98007
Our fall fund drive this year is especially important this year. As you may have already heard, KBCS is in a year long push to raise it’s level of support to become self-sustaining. Due to the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic Bellevue College will no longer be provide supplemental funding to KBCS. This means that KBCS must increase its support by $150,000 during each of its fiscal years (July 1 – June 30) moving forward. You can read more about our Sustainability Campaign here.
We’re humbled to say that the station is seeing a strong outpouring of support from the community and we’re making progress towards our overall year-long goal. While we’re excited about the progress we’ve made so far, there is still a long road ahead for KBCS to reach its overall goal and become sustainable. We hope that we can count on your support today during our fall fund drive and thank you in advance for being the most important part of KBCS.
The 91.3 KBCS Fall Fund Drive begins this Friday (9/6) .
Help make the fund drive a success and learn about your local community radio station by volunteering to answer donation phone calls from KBCS supporters during our fund drive. No previous experience is needed to volunteer, and this event is open to the public
To sign up for a volunteer shift, register for a KBCS volunteer account here – https://www.shiftboard.com/kbcs/ or reach out to KBCS Member Services Director, Ben Brandow, with any questions you many have, phone: 425-564-6162, email: email@example.com.
Volunteer shifts range from 2-4 hours in length and each shift requires 3-4 volunteers. KBCS will provide a short training for volunteers upon arrival and no prior experience is necessary.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided, so please bring your appetite!