2007 End-of-Year Report

Doug Kaye, Executive Director

December 24, 2007
4 minutes, 2.1mb, recorded 2007-12-24

A Great Year for The Conversations Network

As of the end of the year we will have published 396 new programs bringing the total in our archives to 1,557. And we've already got 79 great new programs in the production queue for 2008.We'll finish out the year with nearly 6.5 million downloads of our audio and video files to more than 250,000 unique individuals. That means on average our listeners download one program every two weeks.

And since we began our membership program nearly two years ago, 405 people have become paying members, donating from $25(student) to $500 (Benefactor) per year.

It's been a great year, and from everyone here at The Conversations Network, we thank you for listening and your support.

It's That Time of Year -- Your Donations WILL Help

If you do the math on the above raw data, you'll see that less than 0.2% of our listeners support us financially. While we're grateful for every dollar, it's just not enough. In order to continue our mission -- let alone add new channels -- we need your help. Please consider joining as a paid member of The Conversations Network. Dues and donations are a major part of our funding.

Become a supporting member

You asked for it and we heard you. You'll now find a Donate button for one-time donations on all IT Conversations and Social Innovation Conversations pages. You can donate any amount via credit card, PayPal, check and now Facebook Causes.

Make a one-time donation.

For those in the U.S., The Conversations Network is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation and a section 501(c)(3) public charity under the Internal Revenue Code,contributions to which are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Join The Conversations Network Cause on Facebook

If you're a Facebook user -- and isn't everyone these days? --please take a moment to join our Cause there. You don't have to donate a penny, just add your name to those who support us.That alone will help. At some point during January we'll make a push for donations in order to win the daily $1,000 challenge.

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Skype for Interviews -- The Movie

Are you a podcaster or broadcaster? Trying to record interviews by Skype instead of over the telephone? Paul Figgiani, our Senior Audio Engineer, and I have just posted a 22-minute how-to demo that will allow you to make truly broadcast-quality recordings from Skype.

See Skype, the Movie.

Help Wanted -- Podcast Audio Engineers

And if you'd like to make a few extra dollars while honing youraudio post-production skills, we're looking for a few morep art-time audio engineers to join our team. You can become a member of TeamITC, the producers of the longest-running podcast network in history.

Learn more about joining TeamITC.

Annual Listener Survey -- We Need Your Feedback

If you haven't already done so, PLEASE take our five-minute survey. The Conversations Network is all about you, our
listeners, and this is the best way to tell us how you'd like The Conversations Network to evolve in 2008.

Take our annual online Survey.

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