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A useful and inspiring collection of articles and essays about The Art of Public Radio Pledge Drives.


Michael Arnold's journey to scripted drives.

How I Learned to Love Scripted Drives

You've got a grid- now what do you say? Messaging!

Scripting Made Easy Part 3

Learn why pledge drives matter for radio.

Ira Glass: Good pledge equals good radio

Three little sentences that power a drive

The Appleby Syllogism: The Giving Freeway

Jacquie Fuller on the task of scripting

Scripting Made Easy Part 1

Everybody loves a good story. Here's how to use them in drives.

JC Patrick on  Storytelling

Jacquie Fuller on the building of breaks

Scripting Made Easy Part 2

Craig Oliver's insights into your pledge audience

Nielsen-Driven Pledge Drives