If you don’t find the information you need in the questions and answers below, please give us a call at (414) 892-7928 between 9am and 5pm, Mon-Fri, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. How can I become a contributing Member of 88Nine Radio Milwaukee?
There are few ways to become a contributing Member of Radio Milwaukee: click here; call (414) 892-7928; or mail a check with your current contact information to 220 E. Pittsburgh Ave., Milwaukee WI 53204; Attn: Development Department.
You’ll receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of joining online. A formal acknowledgment letter will be mailed to the address you provided. Please note that it may take extra time for this process during our Membership Drives.
2. Is there a minimum gift amount to become a Member?
We’re all about inclusion, which means your gift of any amount makes you a contributing Member. And with higher levels of Membership we have some pretty great thank you gifts and benefits!
3. What is a Sustaining Membership? How do I become a Sustaining Member?
A Sustaining Membership is a convenient and affordable ongoing monthly contribution to Radio Milwaukee. Pledge a monthly amount and we securely and automatically charge that amount to your credit card/bank account around the 15th of each month. You’ll receive a letter every year prior to your rollover date, offering you the new thank you gifts and the option to make changes to your giving.
As a Sustaining Member, you:
• Become a part of the Radio Milwaukee community
• Automatically renew each year – no more wondering if your Membership has expired!
• Are eligible to choose a thank-you gift(s) each year and can make changes to your gift at any time
• Invest more of your contribution into the programming you value
You can become a Sustaining Member easily! Visit radiomilwaukee.org/donate and select one of the monthly Sustaining options.
4. When can I expect my thank you gifts?
If you give during a Membership Drive, please allow eight weeks for all of your gifts to arrive. We work with a dedicated team of volunteers to fill every thank you package as soon as possible. Outside of Membership Drives, you’ll get your acknowledgment letter and gifts within two weeks of contributing.
5. Is my contribution tax-deductible?
Yes, 88Nine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization so your donation is tax-deductible. In some cases, the value of the thank you gifts you receive can affect the tax-deductible amount (please consult your tax advisor). The acknowledgment letter you receive can be used for tax purposes and includes more detail.
6. When will my Membership be up for renewal?
Your Membership is up for renewal 12 months from your initial contribution; we’ll send you a renewal notice annually. If you are a Sustaining (monthly) Member, your Membership is always active! You will receive a letter from us in advance of your anniversary date. At that time you will have the opportunity to choose the new thank you gifts and/or make changes to your monthly contribution amount. If you have questions, please call (414) 892-7928 or email email@example.com.
7. I’m a current Sustaining Member. How do I renew my Membership?
Your Sustaining Membership is ongoing and active until you choose to make changes, so you don’t need to make a renewal gift. Prior to the anniversary of your pledge, you will receive a letter and email giving you the opportunity to make any changes to your Sustaining donation and/or choose the new thank you gifts.
If your rollover date occurs during one of our on-air Membership Drive we ask that you do not call in to the Membership Drive – this could risk creating a duplicate account for you. Instead, please follow the directions provided in your renewal letter. Should you have any questions regarding your Sustaining Membership, please contact Membership at (414) 892-7928 or firstname.lastname@example.org
8. I think my employer offers matching gifts – how do I start the matching gifts process?
Matching gifts are an easy way to maximize your support for 88Nine; thank you for taking the extra step to make your gift go even further! We encourage you to take a copy of your acknowledgment letter to your HR department and request a match for your contribution (our EIN number is 20-1257939). HR will then help you with the next steps. If you’re not sure if your employer offers matching gifts, check out this list.
9. How can I change or update my payment information?
Make the switch to EFT and give directly from your bank account! This option ensures that even more of your gift impacts Radio Milwaukee by saving time and money. Update your payment information with this secure online form.
Or, click here to securely update your credit card information. For your protection, please do not email your payment information.
10. How can I change or update my contact information?
Please email email@example.com to update your contact information (mailing address, phone, email, name, etc.)
11. What happens if I miss a couple months of my monthly giving due to credit card issues?
After you update your credit card information with us, you can either pay the amount you missed during those months or simply pick up where you left off. Our Membership team will work with you individually to make sure you are giving exactly what, and how, you want.
12. Will Radio Milwaukee give out my address, phone number, or email address?
No. 88Nine Radio Milwaukee is committed to ensuring your happiness and security during the donation process. As a result, we will not give, sell, or trade any of your information with anyone ever!