Frequently asked questions about membership
- Are contributions tax deductible?
- How often should I renew my membership?
- Is it possible to make installment contributions to Prairie Public Broadcasting?
- Do I receive a thank you gift?
- In what other ways can I support Prairie Public Broadcasting?
- Is my privacy protected?
- How do I become a member of Prairie Public?
- Is it possible for my contribution to be matched by my company?
Are contributions tax deductible?
Contributions to Prairie Public are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your gift is deductible for the amount of the contribution minus the fair market value of any thank you gift(s) you receive. Receipts are issued at the end of January for contributions made during the previous calendar year. All Canadian residents who contribute to Prairie Public will receive a tax receipt from Prairie Public Television (Manitoba), Inc. United States residents who make gifts totaling $250 or more, or who make gifts totaling $75 or more and acquire a thank-you gift, will receive a tax receipt. Other donors may request a receipt by contacting our membership department at 800-359-6900.
How often should I renew my membership?
Prairie Public memberships are good for 12 months and are renewable on the anniversary of your gift. A few months prior to the expiration of your membership, you will receive a mailing asking you to continue your support. In an effort to save paper and postage, we hope that you will consider responding as soon as possible.
Is it possible to make installment contributions to Prairie Public Broadcasting?
We offer the convenience of monthly contributions via your credit card or directly from your checking account with our Monthly Giving Plan. Call our office at 800-359-6900 for more information.
Do I receive a thank you gift?
Sometimes we have special gifts, such as a coffee mug or a DVD, available as our way of saying “thank you” to members for their support. These gifts are available at designated pledge levels.
In what other ways can I support Prairie Public Broadcasting?
Prairie Public Broadcasting often relies on volunteers for a variety of duties, from answering phones during membership drives to assisting with special events and projects throughout the year. Volunteering is a great way to get an insider’s view of public television and public radio and to meet new friends with a common interests. For more information about these opportunities, contact our office at 800-359-6900.
Is my privacy protected?
Prairie Public Broadcasting’s web site adheres to a strict policy for ensuring the privacy of you—and your children’s—personally identifiable information and preserving the integrity of this online medium. Prairie Public Broadcasting’s privacy statement applies to all users of its services. Prairie Public Broadcasting will not sell its donor lists at any time, and will exchange them only with non-profit groups under certain stipulations. Let us know if you prefer not to be included at 800-359-6900. The trust of Prairie Public Broadcasting’s members and of the public at large is a high priority for Prairie Public and our policy on use of membership lists reflects the belief that we are a public service accountable to the public.
You may also become a member by contacting our membership department at 800-359-6900, or mailing your contribution to the addresses below:
U.S. residents: Prairie Public Broadcasting, 207 N 5th St, PO Box 3240, Fargo, ND 58108.
Canadian residents: Prairie Public Television (Manitoba), Inc., PO Box 2640 STN Main, Winnipeg, MB R3C 9Z9.
Your financial support is sincerely appreciated, and in return, we will strive to give you quality television and radio programming that educates, involves, and inspires you. Please do not hesitate to call us at 800-359-6900 if we can be of assistance.
Is it possible for my contribution to be matched by my company?
Many companies, including those listed below, match contributions their employees make to Prairie Public. It’s a terrific way to make your investment in Prairie Public go even further. Check with your employer’s human resources department—some employers match dollar-for-dollar; some double or even triple employee contributions. Simply obtain the form from your employer, complete your portion and forward it to our membership department. It’s that easy—and makes a big difference!
American Crystal Sugar Company
American Express Company
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Baker Hughes Foundation
Fannie Mae Foundation
Gate City Bank
General Mills Foundation
The Home Depot
May Department Stores
Merrill Lynch & Company Foundation
Microsoft Matching Gifts Program
Otter Tail Corporation
The Pella Foundation
Piper Jaffray Company
The Prudential Foundation
PPG Industries Foundation
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
The Washington Post Company
Xcel Energy Inc.