|For immediate release
February 24, 2003
NPR and Local Stations "GetActive" About Online Communication
GetActive Software Offers Local NPR Stations New Ways to Reach Listeners
Berkeley, CA -- February 26, 2003 - NPR® (National Public Radio®) and GetActive Software announced today the launch of a new, Web-based suite of e-marketing capabilities that will boost NPR's service both to its member stations and to listeners by providing local stations access to personalized e-marketing and e-membership functionalities. NPR will use GetActive's content management, communications, and online member management services to communicate with member stations and produce e-newsletters. GetActive also offers stations a range of tools for online fundraising.
NPR chose GetActive Software because it offers a broad array of online communication services that can be tailored to the diverse needs of both NPR and NPR member stations. Member stations that elect to use the GetActive Suite will have access to the full complement of GetActive services for publishing e-newsletters and targeted fundraising and program-related messages.
"The features that GetActive offers will greatly enhance NPR's connection with - and service to - stations and listeners," said Maria Thomas, NPR's Vice President for npr.org. "By using the GetActive Suite to distribute NPR-produced content, NPR will be able to easily make national content available to stations for their e-newsletters. Stations will be able to inform listeners and supporters, and even track the effectiveness of their communications efforts. We believe that the entire public broadcasting community will reap important benefits and synergies from the use of GetActive."
"The opportunity to convert an enormous base of NPR Member station listeners into committed online users and supporters is immense," said Sheeraz Haji, CEO of GetActive. "NPR is very sophisticated when it comes to information dissemination, and we are excited to provide a comprehensive online solution that is robust enough to meet the complex content management, email marketing, membership, and fundraising demands of NPR and its 700-plus stations."
In launching this partnership, NPR joins another major public broadcaster, PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), in choosing GetActive to power its enterprise-wide communications efforts. PBS has been using GetActive since March 2002, and has deployed GetActive services to dozens of its member stations.
NPR, renowned for journalistic excellence and standard-setting news, information and cultural programming, serves a growing audience of nearly 20 million Americans each week via more than 680 public radio stations. NPR Online at www.npr.org brings hourly newscasts, news features, commentaries and live events to Internet users through original online reports, audio streaming and other multimedia elements. NPR also distributes programming to listeners in Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa via NPR Worldwide, to military installations overseas via American Forces Network and throughout Japan via cable.
About GetActive Software, Inc.
GetActive Software is the leading provider of relationship management software for membership-based organizations. GetActive provides comprehensive solutions that allow membership organizations to recruit, engage, and retain members, manage data, and raise funds online. GetActive has over 150 clients including leading enterprises such as PBS, American Lung Association, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Oxfam, AFL-CIO, National Wildlife Federation, ACLU, and Independent Sector. GetActive provides clients a cost-effective approach to converting prospects into supporters of an organization. GetActive has offices in California and Washington, DC. More information is available at www.getactive.com or by calling (510) 540-4772.