If you've ever thought about donating a thank you gift (premium) to Montana Public Radio for our Spring Drive, it's a great way to give back to your listener supported Public Radio Station!
Here's a little history of how community donated thank you gifts started, and helpful information to answer initial questions you might have. We are available to answer questions by calling (406) 243-4988, or emailing email@example.com, and will start accepting premium donations the February before the drive.
How did community donated thank you gifts start?
Community donated premiums began years ago when a listener offered to rake someone's lawn if that person donated money to Montana Public Radio. It has become a trademark of Montana Public Radio's Spring Pledge Drive and is indicative of the creative, industrious, and generous community that is MTPR. Keep the tradition alive by donating an item, service, or experience that is uniquely yours!
How does Montana Public Radio use your premium(s)?
Your item will be offered as a thank you gift for a person who donates money to MTPR. We set the pledge amount required for your item. Sometimes we choose to hold your item for a specific day or program during pledge week. Example, Irish Soda bread held for a Celtic music program.
How do listeners find your premium?
A detailed description and image (if you send one) will be posted on our “donation” web page for Spring Pledge Week. We acknowledge you/your business as the donor (unless you choose to remain anonymous). Our on-air hosts will also read your item on-air during Pledge Week. Once your item(s) has been claimed by someone, it will no longer appear on the website or be read on-air.
When do you find out if your premium was pledged for?
About a week after the Pledge Week is over, we will send you an acknowledgment with information about your item(s), indicating if someone pledged for it, and if so, whom. If you’ve chosen to have the person arrange with you to pick up or deliver the item to them, they will contact you. If time passes and they haven't contacted you, let us know and we will remind them.
Thank you for your interest in participating in our spring drive and for supporting Montana Public Radio! It is so important and appreciated!
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