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When you and your community tune in, everyone makes a difference. Your support makes a major impact. Will you join our online fundraising community?

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Why your support matters

KQED is a member-supported alternative to commercial media. Nearly 60% of our budget comes from fantastic folks like you contributing what they can to help us bring high quality news, entertainment and educational resources to the Bay Area and beyond. When you introduce your family and neighbors to the work and mission of KQED, you help us grow! Here are just a few ways your donations make a difference:

    • Keeping more than 100 reporters, editors and producers at work bringing you news and entertainment 24 hours a day, seven days a week
    • Supporting informative, Emmy award-winning series like Deep Look and If Cities Could Dance
    • Supporting democracy through the production of voting guides and live coverage of election events that meet rigorous standards for fact-driven reporting
    • Championing youth media literacy by publishing over 1,000 student media pieces, featuring over 70 Bay Area youth voices in our annual Youth Takeover and encouraging civic dialogue about topics including climate change and mental health in classrooms all over the country 
    • Providing thousands of educators with 4,250+ free media literacy training workshops

Fundraising Tips

Here are a few things to help you get started fundraising for KQED on Facebook. Thank you for your support!

  1. Set a fundraising goal. It helps to have a realistic figure in mind that you think you can reach. Make this goal public so your friends and family know what you’re aiming for.
  2. Personalize your fundraiser. Your personal connection to KQED is what will inspire your friends and family to donate. Feel free to share your story, goals and any other details that show why your fundraiser is important to you. You can share your story in the field under “Why are you raising money?” when you initially set up your fundraiser for KQED on Facebook.  
  3. Say thank you! Be sure to let the kind folks in your network who donated know you’re appreciative of their support. A thank you goes a long way! 

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Fundraising FAQs

  • What is peer to peer fundraising?
    • Peer to peer fundraising is a way for kind folks to create their own fundraising campaigns. These generous supporters ask their friends and family to contribute to their fundraiser to support an organization or cause they care about. 
  • How will the money my network donates on Facebook be used?
    • Money you raise through your Facebook fundraiser will support KQED directly. That means donations support all efforts throughout the organization — award-winning journalism, unique entertainment and valuable educational materials for everyone in the Bay and beyond.
  • How will I know if people have donated to my Facebook fundraiser?
    • You can see if someone has donated to your Facebook fundraiser by going into your donation settings and clicking donation reports in Facebook. 
  • Are donations made on Facebook tax deductible?
    • Yes! When you donate to KQED on Facebook you will receive a receipt from Facebook that includes KQED’s information and Employer Identification Number (EIN) sent to the email address associated with your Facebook account. 
  • Will my friends and family become members of KQED by contributing through my fundraiser?
    • No. We do not collect personal information from Facebook, and do not have a way of connecting someone who made a donation on Facebook as a member. The donations are fully tax-deductible and all of the money goes to supporting your favorite programs though!
  • Is the personal data of myself or people who donate to a fundraiser for KQED on Facebook saved?
    • Nope! We do not receive or save anyone’s personal information unless you opt into sharing contact information. Any thank you messages received from KQED are sent through a dashboard that hides personal information. 
  • Can I fundraise for KQED on other social media platforms like Instagram or TikTok?
    • Not at this time. We are investigating fundraising on these platforms in the future, but right now Facebook is the only social media platform KQED is set up to receive donations from peer to peer fundraising on.
  • Is there someone I can contact with additional questions for fundraising?
    • Yes, you can talk to someone on our amazing Member Services team at 415-553-2150 from 9 a.m. – 4:45 p.m every weekday.