April 2019 Webinar: Fundraising Through Kickstarter Campaigns

Topic: Fundraising Through Kickstarter Campaigns Join us on April 23 for presentations about a variety of kickstarter fundraising projects in public radio. During the hour, we will hear the backstory behind each project, the kickstarter goals and processes, results, and insights from the teams behind each initiative. WDET will be presenting on their Framed by Read more about April 2019 Webinar: Fundraising Through Kickstarter Campaigns[…]

February 2019 Webinar: Podcast Donation Experiments

  Topic: Podcast Donation Experiments with NHPR & WBUR NHPR and WBUR have recently tested different ways of asking podcast listeners for donations. This webinar will break down the specifics of how they asked, how much they asked for, which platforms were used to collect donations, and how many donations were made. Rebecca Lavoie, NHPR’s Read more about February 2019 Webinar: Podcast Donation Experiments[…]

Advice on Running Revenue Experiments in Public Radio

Now is the time to try out new revenue ideas WBUR launched BizLab because of a desire to ensure public radio stays financially strong, vibrant, and relevant to our audiences. BizLab is dedicated to evaluating new membership and revenue sources, identifying new markets for content, and developing new partnerships with business, education and tech communities.  Since Read more about Advice on Running Revenue Experiments in Public Radio[…]

Listening to the Future

2019 Predictions of Public Radio Revenue Streams

    BizLab is very excited to announce the 6 stations we will be working with this year on testing new revenue streams: WAMU, WDET, Capital Public Radio, Louisville Public Media, WLRN, and Vermont Public Radio. We are kicking off work this month with WAMU and LPM, and will ramp up with the other 4 throughout Read more about 2019 Predictions of Public Radio Revenue Streams[…]

New Knight Foundation Funding

We are pleased to announce today that BizLab has received $250,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation in support of our previously announced collaboration with public media stations to design and conduct revenue experiments for public radio in the digital age. This brings the total investment in the initiative to $1 million Read more about New Knight Foundation Funding[…]

Let’s Experiment at Your Station

BizLab has received new funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to expand our focus to testing funding models at other public radio stations. This is the beginning of a long-anticipated effort of broadening our learning and reach by testing business ideas in other public radio markets. We are looking for up to six other Read more about Let’s Experiment at Your Station[…]