Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about supporting 88.3 WAFJ:
What is Sharathon?
Sharathon is 88.3 WAFJ's fall fundraiser where listeners are given an invitation to financially support the station. We're looking for 1,033 listeners who can give $1 a day to 88.3 WAFJ.
What does "listener supported" mean?
People like you provide financially through contributions to help 88.3 WAFJ share Jesus with all who listen. That means the funds that it takes to operate this ministry are provided through the gifts of individuals and businesses. We are a non-profit radio ministry and we are delighted to partner with people like you. Would you pray today and ask what God would have you do to support 88.3 WAFJ? Your prayers for this ministry are also very much appreciated.
How much do I have to give?
We are grateful for your contribution of any amount.
The average gift is about $30 per month or $360 annually. People who give at this level are called “More than Music Mission Partners” (MMMP). Some give more – others give less. We suggest you pray and ask God what He would have you do. Whatever gift you give will be a blessing.
Three Ways You Can Give...
- ONLINE: You can give securely online - Click here to give now. You will be asked to enter your information and give via your credit/debit card or with an online check. This can be a one-time thing or you can set up Automatic Giving for your monthly contribution. Monthly gifts are designed to continue until you tell us otherwise.
- PHONE: Call us with your gift at 803-819-3125
Family-Friendly 88.3 WAFJ
102 LeCompte Avenue
North Augusta, SC 29841
88.3 WAFJ is also grateful for gifts of stocks, annuities, bequests and other planned gifts. Call us at 803-819-3125 for more information. Radio Training Network (dba 88.3 WAFJ) is recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
What are you going to do with the money?
As a non-commercial, non-profit ministry, your gift will be used for the operating expenses of 88.3 WAFJ to accomplish our mission “to encourage people and help the local church.” Your gift will help 88.3 WAFJ share the love of Christ through music, messages, concerts, events and outreach projects. Click here to give now.
What is Automatic Giving?
You can make your gift automatically each month from your bank account, credit or debit card. You say when. You say how much. You say how long. It’s secure and it’s the easiest way to support 88.3 WAFJ. Give $30 per month or more using Automatic Giving and you will receive a MMMP Benefits Card. It will allow you early entrance to select concerts. In addition, the benefits card entitles you to special discounts and exclusive online coupons at more than 100,000 merchants nationwide, including restaurants, shopping, recreation and automotive discounts. We hope you’ll hear our THANK YOU every time you save. Click here to give now.
Is my gift tax deductible?
Yes, minus the fair market value of any benefits received. (The IRS requires we let you know that!)
The IRS requires that you deduct the Fair Market Value* of the Benefits Card ($20) that you will receive as an MMMP from your contribution when determining the tax-deductible portion of your gift to 88.3 WAFJ. If you wish to decline the gifts associated with your MMMP gift, please call us at 803-819-3125 as soon as possible so that we can honor your request. If you decline MMMP gifts, then the full amount of your contribution will be tax deductible. *The Fair Market Value (FMV) of the items you receive is NOT what we paid for these items. We receive them at substantial discounts but are required by the IRS to report the FMV. Click here for more information on how to become an MMMP.
Tax receipts detailing this are sent in January to those who give $250 or more during the previous year. Click here to give now.
What do I get when I give?
First, you’ll get our sincere thanks for your support! You’ll receive a written thank you notice and receipt in the mail within just a few days. We also mail a monthly letter with station information and to share how your gift is helping 88.3 WAFJ to touch lives. If you give $250 or more within a calendar year, you will receive a tax receipt in January outlining the tax-deductibility of your gift.
Additionally, with your gift of $30 a month or more or an annual gift of $360 or more, you'll become a More than Music Mission Partner (MMMP).
As a More than Music Mission Partner (MMMP), you will receive a MMMP Benefits Card. It will allow you early entrance to select concerts. In addition, the benefits card entitles you to special discounts and exclusive online coupons at more than 100,000 merchants nationwide, including restaurants, shopping, recreation and automotive discounts. We hope you’ll hear our THANK YOU every time you save. Click here to give now
What if I have a special request regarding my giving?
Just let us know! We want to honor your wishes regarding your mail, phone calls, receipting, benefits and changes in the amount or way you give. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 803-819-3125 Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm EST. Click here to give now.
How do I update my address and contact information?
You can email us at email@example.com or call us at 803-819-3125 Monday-Friday from 9am to 5pm EST.
What is the Refund Policy for 88.3 WAFJ?
By making a charitable gift to Radio Training Network (dba 88.3 WAFJ), a 501(c)(3) organization, the donor understands that charitable donations are not refundable.
Why are contributions to 88.3 WAFJ not refundable?
Radio Training Network (dba 88.3 WAFJ) is a 501(c)(3), ECFA approved organization. In order for our organization to be eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable contributions, all donations must be irrevocable. As a result, we cannot offer refunds on donations made to our organization. We ask for 10 days written notification to terminate an automatic contribution. We ask this to allow enough time to act on the request without incurring additional charges to the ministry.
Don’t see your question here? Call us at 803-819-3125.
Radio Training Network (dba 88.3 WAFJ) is recognized as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
88.3 WAFJ is a member of the ECFA – The Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. We follow higher standards of Christian ethics in fundraising, financial accounting and reporting. To view the ECFA financial profile, CLICK HERE.