What is SpringForwardMN?
You may remember the #GiveAtHomeMN campaign last year –an eight day fundraising event that helped nonprofits like us generate revenue to help sustain our programs through the beginning of the pandemic. This year, we are participating in the second iteration of that event –named SpringForwardMN! Giving is available NOW through May 11th.
Why Donate to Town Square Television?
Your donation means we are able to continue telling the stories of our community. We televise about 1,500 new, uniquely local programs every year. You are helping us to bring you programming like high school Game of the Week, local school and holiday concerts, local news stories on INSIGHT 7, government meetings, candidate information and election coverage, talk shows like The Good Stuff, and even town festivities like parades, graduations, and royalty coronations. Many of these are produced by our staff with the help of our amazing volunteers, but more than half are produced by local people and non-profits who need our help. We facilitate the use of video to amplify their voices, and to simulcast their message on multiple platforms.
This year your support allows us to enable important family and civic events, from graduations to public meetings to non-profit fundraisers, to be available to all, using technology to provide virtual participation while keeping people safe and healthy.
With the ongoing disappearance of many forms of local media, you help us to remain the only uniquely local media station located in the same community with our viewers. Your donation makes it possible for us to provide video production equipment and helps our professional staff to teach affordable monthly classes on how to make your own video. Our staff and public access-produced videos are distributed not only on cable TV, but online - LIVE and On-Demand - and on social media.
Your donation helps exercise the American right to freedom of speech. Our channels provide an outlet for many individuals, community groups, and organizations that might not otherwise have a way to voice their opinion, share their faith, or send a message to the viewing public. We help our fellow non-profit organizations get their message out about donating and volunteering for their missions. Food Banks, Homeless Shelters, Youth Organizations, Mental Health Agencies, Fundraisers, Volunteer Events, and many others all need help telling their stories effectively - and affordably!
Thank you very much for your support! We pledge to use these resources to keep on telling the stories of this community.
“Thank your AMAZING staff for going above & beyond to provide outstanding service to our communities. You are a treasure!”
“You provide unique programming at a local level that cannot be found anywhere else.”
“The pandemic shutdown has changed so much in our lives, including the ability to safely see, hear and taste what is going on in our own local community. Thanks for bringing it into our home.”
“Coverage of local candidate forums was absolutely essential this past cycle in helping me to choose how to vote.”
“You provide me with access to quality audio/video equipment, editing suites, and the studio/control room. I like to volunteer for productions when I'm able. You have a GREAT staff!”
"I love that there is a place to catch local sports! Five years ago, I would not have had this opportunity. Thank you for playing on Facebook!"