Mike is an extremely creative thinker who thought out of the box and pushed the station to fundraise in new ways. Mike was an early adopter to "green" ideas and during and after his tenure at KPBS Mike worked with and encouraged the station to pursue environmentally friendly fundraising activities. These were a great fit with our audience who are very supportive of environmental causes. Mike's enthusiasm and energy was infectious and he sparked creativity throughout the organization.
Mike’s training guided new and veteran pitchers to a nuanced understanding of listener-centered fund raising. Thanks to Mike’s help, it’s no coincidence that our on-air membership campaign blew past everyone’s expectations.
Since Houston Public Radio started working with Mike Wallace, we’ve produced two record-breaking on-air campaigns within the space of a year. We’ve also seen a big increase in new memberships.
With only about two weeks of lead time, Mike Wallace came on board to lead WLRN through the most successful radio pledge drive in its history. As the old saying goes, we truly couldn't have done it without him.
Mike Wallace did a bang-up job of staff training and executive producing the Fall 2002 Membership Drive for Nevada Public Radio. Mike came in pre-drive for training of the on-air talent, critiqued demo pledges and helping in the pre-production of taped pledge announcements. He then was with us on-site throughout the ten day drive, coming in early and staying late, to make sure we were maximizing our opportunities. The result…the most productive membership drive we had ever held. An investment in Mike was money well spent.
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We've helped dozens of stations improve their fundraising (see above for pics of staff at some stations we've worked with). Sometimes our role is small - such as through our partnerships with leading brands such as ChicoBag and the National Forest Foundation, sometimes our role is larger and requires us to reimagine things using innovative research, and sometimes its hands-on, pillar to post pledge drive strategy and producing. Here's a list of stations we've helped along the way:
Art of the Song
Capital Public Radio
Cincinnati Public Radio
Corporation for Public Broadcasting
Georgia Public Broadcasting
Greater Public (formerly DEI)
Houston Public Radio
iMA/Greater Public Digital Division
Iowa Public Television
Kansas Public Radio
KCBX/San Luis Obispo
KERA/KXT/North Texas Public Broadcasting
KPCC/Southern California Public Radio
KVOD/Colorado Public Radio
KXT/North Texas Public Broadcasting
Montana Public Radio
MPR/Minnesota Public Radio
Nevada Public Radio
New Hampshire Public Radio
New Jersey Network
North Country Public Radio/New York
NPR Online Shop
PRADO Board of Directors
Rick Steves’ Europe
Rocky Mountain Public TV/Denver
The Grant Center
Tri States Public Radio
Vermont Public Radio
WFUV/Bronx, New York
Wisconsin Public Radio
Wyoming Public Radio