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We want to bring you new, inspiring stories about creative people every month in 2014.
Destination DIY
Video / Web
Portland, Oregon
United States
5 Team Members

While we did not meet our goal, we got pretty far thanks to 335 awesome donors and we are moving ahead with the plan (detailed below) to create monthly episodes. If you would still like to make a tax deductible donation to Destination DIY, you can do so here. Thank you!

We want to bring you new, inspiring stories about creative people every month in 2014. And we want to create a new, easy-to-navigate website where you can find all kinds of extra content to go along with the audio stories. Read on to find out more about Destination DIY and our exciting plans for the future. We have all kinds of fun ways thank you for being a part of it! 

And thanks to Darren Pasemko for our video with music by McKenzie Stubbert.

About Destination DIY

Destination DIY is a public radio show and podcast based in the creative hub of Portland, Oregon. Taking the DIY lens beyond home improvement and crafts, Destination DIY blends recorded field sound, in-studio interviews and personal narration to create a shared experience that leaves listeners inspired and empowered. We’re telling the stories of makers, builders, inventors, and other offbeat creatives around the country and the world.  While Destination DIY airs on stations around the country, we are an independent show and not affiliated with any radio station. Our funding comes primarily from our listeners. 

Our Plan For 2014

In addition to our following on iTunes, we've recently achieved rapid growth in our audience through SoundCloud, where we have now have almost 300,000 followers. The feedback we hear almost universally from our loyal listeners (like you!) is that they wish we created content on a more regular basis. So, in 2014, that is our goal: to provide new content via our podcast and website at least once a month. Rather than creating hour-long shows, we will be focused on individual stories. These pieces will likely find a home on existing radio shows and regional newscasts through our new relationship with the  Northwest News Network, where we have already started distributing our stories to 12 regional stations. Destination DIY can only accomplish these goals with the help of people who love the show and want to support it. 

Where The Money Goes

  • Studio time
  • Audio equipment
  • An independent editor to help us improve our material
  • Talented freelance producers whose work we want to showcase
  • Original music
  • A new and improved website to make it easier to find all of our content 

Ways We Want To Thank You

Check the list to the right to read about the unique gifts we have for you!


Classy flask with laser cut leather by Andrea Leggitt of SaltyandSweet design

Temporary Tattoos!

2 inch X 2 inch temporary tattoo designed by Brendan Mulligan


These are some nice, soft shirts. Ladies sizes available!


Pocket Scout Books with designs by Lisa Eisenberg


Learn how to create your own show with Destination DIY's "How to Make Radio" zines.

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raised by 335 people in 1 month
74% funded
No time left
Verified Nonprofit
$20,000 USD goal
Flexible Funding This campaign has ended and will receive all funds raised.
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This campaign ended on December 7, 2013
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  • $10USD
    Penpal Pack

    Destination DIY stickers, buttons, and a postcard expressing our undying gratitude. (amount over $2 is tax-deductible)

    30 claimed
  • $25USD
    Star Supporter Pack

    Stickers, buttons, and your choice of one of our How To Make Radio zines or custom notebooks. (amount over $5 is tax-deductible)

    40 claimed
  • $50USD
    Deluxe DIY Pack

    Stickers, buttons, 3 notebook set, AND all 3 zines + Destination DIY temporary tattoo (amount over $10 is tax-deductible)

    14 claimed

    Read the Credits!

    Everything in the Badass Backer Set + you get to read the credits for one of the new episodes of Destination DIY. (amount over $7 is tax-deductible)

    12 out of 12 claimed

    Super Deluxe DIY Pack

    Everything in the Deluxe DIY Pack + your very own Destination DIY flask with our logo laser etched in leather by Andrea Leggitt of saltyandsweet design. (amount over $20 is tax-deductible)

    5 out of 5 claimed
  • $100USD
    Have It All Pack

    Deluxe DIY Pack + a Destination DIY T-shirt (amount over $15 is tax-deductible)

    11 claimed

    Back Fence Tickets!

    All 3 notebooks, all 3 zines, a temporary tattoo, a T-shirt OR flask + a pair tickets to the sold out Nov. 22 Back Fence PDX storytelling event. (amount over $35 is tax-deductible)

    1 out of 1 claimed
  • $150USD
    DIY Daredevil Pack

    Stickers, buttons, 3 notebooks, 3 zines, temporary tattoo, T-shirt, AND a $60 gift certificate to Skeleton Key Tattoo in Portland, Oregon, so you can make that temporary tattoo permanent! (amount over $75 is tax-deductible)

    1 out of 2 claimed
  • $200USD
    Producer Pack

    Stickers, buttons, notebooks, zines, temporary tattoo, T-shirt, and a "Thank You" on air. (amount over $50 is tax-deductible)

    2 claimed
  • $200USD
    Radio Ready Pack

    Producer Pack + your own SoundCloud Pro Unlimited account (amount over $100 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 5 claimed
  • $500USD
    DIY Devotee Pack

    Everything in the Producer Pack + Destination DIY host Julie Sabatier will create a custom audio recording for you — a voicemail message, remembrance, reading, whatever noncommercial purpose you choose. (amount over $150 is tax-deductible)

    1 claimed
  • $1,000USD
    Personal Touch

    Everything in the Producer Pack + Destination DIY host Julie Sabatier will come to your school, business or organization to do a presentation about audio storytelling. (Julie's travel expenses and accommodations are extra if you're outside of Portland.) (amount over $200 is tax-deductible)

    1 claimed
  • $5,000USD
    Official Underwriter

    Everything in the Have It All Pack + a personal dedication or underwriting mention for your organization or business on 10 episodes (language subject to approval). (amount over $15 is tax-deductible)

    0 claimed
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