Local Media Association Launches Advanced Fundraising Lab

The Local Media Association has introduced its Advanced Fundraising Lab, which will support a cohort of local news organizations as they turn early funding wins into a long-term, sustainable strategy for supporting essential journalism through philanthropy. The advanced lab will build on the lessons and success of 36 newsrooms that have been through two cohorts […]

Broadcasters Foundation Cancels Golf Fundraiser

The charity launches a plea for donations to counter losses from multiple fundraising events that had to be scrapped due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Stand Up To Cancer Raises $123M In Pledges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stand Up To Cancer says its sixth celebrity-filled telethon was its most successful yet. The organization said Sunday that the fundraiser received more than $123 million in pledges from the U.S. and Canada. Matt Damon, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jon Hamm and Winona Ryder were among the stars participating in Friday’s telecast. Musical performers […]


WNET Benefits From Limited Pledge Drives

PTV Reshapes Fundraising Strategies

Public television’s spring fundraising rolled out in a heated high-stakes environment for clearly communicating the case for viewer and public support of local stations. Beyond standard pitches for pledge shows, on-air fundraisers had to manage reactions to President Trump’s proposal to zero out CPB funding. In some cases they were called upon to explain why an infusion of spectrum auction cash won’t eliminate the need for local or federal financial support.


Pubcaster WYES Hosts Six-Dinner Fundraiser

PBS Hopes ‘Nerd’ Campaign Will Help Stations

Raycom Gets Stars For La. Flood Relief Concert

What PTV Stations Need To Know About Fundraising Partnerships


Raycom Stations Unite For Tornado Relief


KYW-WPSG Raises $1.9M For Pediatric Cancer

CBS-owned KYW (CBS) and WPSG (CW) Philadelphia (DMA 4) said its seventh annual Alex Scott Phone Bank, a 14-hour on-air benefit for the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF), raised nearly $2 million ($1,979,466) for pediatric cancer research Thursday, a record for the fundraiser which began in 2007. Over its seven years on-air, the event has raised more […]


CBS Philly Duo Raises $1 Million+ For Charity

Co-owned KYW-WPSG’s 14-hour phone fundraiser benefits local Ronald McDonald House Charities.

FCC Eyes Noncom 3rd Party Fundraising

The commission is asking whether noncommercial educational radio and TV stations should be routinely permitted to interrupt their regular programming for fundraising activities for the benefit of any nonprofit entity other than the station itself. Interruption of regular programming might be permitted without a prior waiver; reporting and certification requirements are also in play.

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WQED Pittsburgh Faces Fundraising Challenges