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MaxFunDrive Final Update: 2678 new and upgrading members!

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Stained glass by Patrick Roddy of Stain in the Glass

We've reached the end of the 2014 MaxFunDrive, and it was a huge, incredible success all around. 2,678 people joined or upgraded their memberships, Jesse jumped in a lake, and we're giving 6780 meals to Los Angeles families. Does it get any better?

We'd like to thank everyone who made this drive possible: our friends at Tonx and STACK Soap for helping us put together a kickass Morning Essentials Kit, the incredibly talented Megan Lynn Kott for painting our hosts as cats, Ian Tennant and his boyfriend Joseph for providing the Malort that Jordan enjoyed at the live show (sorry, Jordan), and Xyloart for making us a pair of adorable plush rockets.

And most of all, we'd like to thank each and every one of you who signed up, upgraded, and Tweeted/Facebooked/emailed/snail mailed your encouragement and support. We love making these shows for you, and we're honored and humbled to have you in our corner. Thank you.

By the by, if you were on an old-timey, transatlantic voyage or missed out on the MaxFunDrive by some other means, you can become a member or upgrade your membership at any time by visiting maximumfun.org/donate.

MaxFunDrive update: 2,550 new and upgrading donors, plus weekend amnesty

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"Ugh, my shoes are still full of the juices." - Jesse Thorn

We did it! We broke 2,500 new and upgrading members, we soaked Jesse, and we're up to 5,500 meals for Los Angeles families. Thank you all for your incredible support!

If you haven't yet had a chance to become a member or upgrade your membership, we're offering you this weekend to TCOB and still get our awesome pledge gifts. Don't miss out; this is your last shot at a cat calendar, MaxFun Morning Essentials Kit, and rocket engraved highball glasses!

MaxFunDrive Final Day: 2,239 new and upgrading members

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The sun has risen on the final day of the 2014 MaxFunDrive, and it looks like #SoakJesse may actually become a reality this evening, as we're already at 2,239 new and upgrading members. Thank you to everyone who has stepped up! If you haven't, join or upgrade now, and help us reach 2,500!

Don't forget -- for every new and upgrading member above 2,500, we're donating 10 meals to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. We're already at 2,390 meals, so let's keep that number climbing! And thank you!

Ad astra!

MaxFunDrive progress report: 1562 new and upgrading members!

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Goal completion: 1562/1500 new and upgrading members, 100% there!

We did it, everyone! In an unprecedented surge of awesomeness, we've soared past our goal with THREE FULL DAYS to go! What does that mean for you? If you've already joined as a new member or upgraded your membership, if you're a challenge donor, or if you've taken the time to get the word out about the drive, take a moment to breathe deeply, appreciate that stately thermometer illustration, and reflect on what a great person you are. Thank you for helping us reach our goal so quickly and decisively. And thank you for making MaxFun podcasts possible. Seriously.

If you haven't joined or upgraded yet, please consider doing it now. We hit 1,500 new and upgrading members, but these next few days are still the very best time all year to show your support for your favorite podcasts, and it's the only time you're guaranteed our special pledge drive gifts. How high can that number go? 2,000 new and upgrading members? 3,000? The moon?!

Thank you all again for your incredible support and membership!

MaxFunDrive progress report: 1350 new and upgrading members!

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Goal completion: 1350/1500 new and upgrading members, 90% there!

Goodness gracious! Your favorite podcasts asked for your help, and you answered the call with gusto. Thank you so much!

If you haven't yet secured your awesome, super limited edition pledge gifts, don't panic, there's still time! If you sign up as a new member or upgrade your existing membership before Friday, you'll still receive those awesome gifts. Don't miss out on these special offerings!

Speaking of special offerings, as a way of saying thanks for being so supportive, we're giving away some sweet rocket plushes, lovingly handcrafted just for you by MaxFunster Xyloart.

Take a look at that handsome pair! All you have to do to enter is tweet the link to our donate page (http://maximumfun.org/donate) along with the hashtag #MaxFunDrive between now and Friday. We'll pick our two favorite tweets, so get creative! And thanks to Xyloart for making these!

MaxFunDrive progress report: 981 new and upgrading members!

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Goal completion: 981/1500 new and upgrading members, 65% there!

Day 5 of the MaxFunDrive has arrived, and we're sitting pretty at 981 new and upgrading members. If you've already taken care of business, we thank you. If you haven't yet, you can do it now over here. That way, you can sail into the weekend with a clear conscience and spend it making your way through the 40+ hours of bonus content we put together for you. Thank you!

MaxFunDrive progress report: 778 new and upgrading members!

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Goal completion: 778/1500 new and upgrading members, 52% there!

It's only Day 4 of the MaxFunDrive, and we've already blown past the half-way mark and are cruising down the slope toward our goal of 1,500 new and upgrading members. We are astonished by and thankful for your generosity! If you've already done your part and signed up or upgraded, imagine all of us (every single host, producer, and staff member) giving you an enthusiastic high five. Is your hand okay? Think about OUR hands!

Speaking of our hosts, because it's day FOUR of the twenty FOURteen MaxFunDrive, we want to give a special tip of the hat to the FOUR new shows we added earlier this year. This is the time to give them some love, so if you've been jamming to Song Exploder, commiserating with Lady to Lady's lady problems, allowing Oh No, Ross & Carrie to show up so you don't have to, or snuggling under the Goosedown, please make sure you become a MaxFun member or upgrade your existing MaxFun membership, and mark that you listen to them. We are so excited to have these amazing shows as part of the MaxFun family, but we need your help to make sure they get paid for the great work they do.

On behalf of all of our shows, new additions and old favorites alike, I thank you so much for your support! Let's keep this train moving!

MaxFunDrive progress report: 558 new and upgrading members!

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Goal completion: 558/1500 new and upgrading members, 37% there!

Another beautiful day has dawned in Los Angeles, and with it, Day 3 of the 2014 MaxFunDrive. We are thrilled to report 558 people have already signed up as new members or upgraded their ongoing donation. Thank you for your awesome support, everybody!

Sign up or upgrade now, and help us reach our goal of 1,500 new and upgrading donors before March 28!

MaxFunDrive progress report: 335 new and upgrading members!

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Goal completion: 335/1500 new and upgrading members, 22% there!

It's the second day of the 2014 MaxFunDrive, and 335 fine folks have already joined as new members or upgraded an existing membership. That is a fantastic start, and we want to extend a huge thank you to all of the early birds who have already stepped up.

Our goal is 1,500 new and upgrading members, and we can get there with your help! Sign up as a member or upgrade your membership now, and spread the word!

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