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Frequently Asked Questions: Membership and Support
Does NHPR receive funding from government sources?
NHPR does not receive any regular direct funding from local, state or federal governments. It receives an annual grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which gives grants to public radio stations across the country. This grant generally makes up less than 10% of NHPR annual income.
Can I renew my membership online?
Where does NHPR get its funding?
NHPR is a community licensee with a statewide Board of Directors. It is not affiliated with public television or any college or university. The majority of NHPR’s funding comes from local businesses and members like you.
Does NHPR receive support from corporate foundations?
Yes we do. Corporate foundations contribute generously to NHPR. For more information regarding corporate foundation support, please contact Nancy Jones at email@example.com.
Can I rent NHPR's community meeting room for a meeting or an event?
NHPR’s new broadcast center has three rooms available for meetings or for events, perfect for your next board meeting, off-site retreat or small gala. For more information, please contact Elaine Loft at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I get a tour of the NHPR studios?
We would be more than happy to give you a tour of our beautiful state-of-the-art studios. Contact Beth Szelog at email@example.com to set up a visit.
How can I underwrite on NHPR?
When your business becomes an underwriter on NHPR not only do you contribute to the success of a valued community service, you reach an exceptional audience. We have many underwriting opportunities to meet your needs and your budget. Learn more about Business Support
How can I volunteer with NHPR?
We would love to have you join our volunteer pool! We have a wonderful group of volunteers who help in several areas of our office, the Development and Production departments, and the reception desk. We provide training and a whole lot of fun. To find out what opportunities are available, contact Beth Szelog at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How about telemarketing? Does NHPR call their members?
NHPR does periodically conduct telephone appeals for renewing and rejoining members. We use an outside firm, ComNet, to conduct these appeals. Contact the Membership Department if you wish to be taken off the list for telephone solicitations.
Does NHPR share my name with other non-profit organizations?
No. NHPR does not share or sell its members names with other non-profit organizations.
What is a bequest and what is planned giving?
A bequest is a gift of property or assets to a beneficiary as defined in a will. Planned Giving is an area of fundraising that refers to several specific gift types that can be funded with cash, equity, or property.
Is buying a chance in NHPR's summer raffle tax-deductible?
That gift is not tax-deductible. When you contribute to NHPR’s annual summer car raffle, you are buying a chance valued at $50 (it’s kind of like a thank-you gift, except this thank-you gift’s fair market value is $50). For example, let’s say you contribute $100 to NHPR’s annual summer car raffle and ask for two chances. The value of the two chances is $100. Therefore, your $100 contribution is not tax-deductible.
Is my gift to NHPR tax-deductible?
Yes it is. However, if you chose a thank-you gift (such as a t-shirt or a mug), then you must deduct the fair market value of the thank-you gift from your contribution. For example, let’s say you contributed $100 to NHPR and asked for a NHPR grocery bag. The fair market value of the NHPR grocery bag is $5. You must deduct $5 from your $100 contribution. Therefore, $95 of your contribution is tax-deductible.
Can I donate my car to NHPR?
You sure can! NHPR's Vehicle Donation Program helps NHPR and can help you pick up a tax deduction! You can also donate your scooter, motorcycle or boat. The process is easy - just call 1-877-393-6477 or visit the Car Donation page to get started.
Does my company match my gift? If so, how?
It’s easy! Visit the list of matching gift companies. Check with your Human Resources Department for the appropriate form to fill out and mail to NHPR, Attention: Membership Department, 2 Pillsbury St., 6th Floor, Concord, NH 03301
If you don’t see your company on this list, visit your Human Resources Department and ask if they will consider matching your donation to New Hampshire Public Radio.
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