Presently, less than 2% of MaxFun listeners donate to support the show. My goal in this pledge drive is to recruit new donors and bump that number up to something a bit less... well... embarassing.
A consortium of 26 listeners, all of whom already donate, have issued a challenge to those of you who don't donate, yet. For every new donor, they will give a total of $37.70. Some of these folks are giving a lot, some just a dime or a quarter. They all are going above and beyond to encourage new donations.
That's not the only incentive to give, either. I'll be printing a special t-shirt for the drive -- one for every donor who gives $5 or more per month. It was designed by Cody Mix, and it's awesome. You can see it above.
All donors will get a Maximum Fun Club card, and I'll try to get everyone stickers as well, supplies permitting. I've also got a whole box of really cool posters for John Hodgman's upcoming book, which feature a TAXONOMY OF ALL WORLD KNOWLEDGE. I'll give those out until they're gone, too.
Furthermore, we have over 150 awesome thank-you gifts donated by generous publishers, artists, authors and all-around great people. These range from comedy DVDs to books to zines to even some original art. A complete list is here, and I'll give one away to every new monthly donor.
So dig into your pocket and find five or ten bucks a month to support Maximum Fun. Or even two, I'd take two.