Public Radio and TV Stations May Soon Be Allowed to Raise Money for Any Charity They Want
By Sarah Ford on May 1, 2012
Possibly some good news for charities looking for new ways to boost fundraising activities in the near future. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has revisited a policy that has been in effect for more than 40 years and is now proposing a change that would allow public radio and television stations to raise money for any nonprofit. Currently, stations are restricted to raising money for their own programs and operations. However, under the FCC's new proposal, public radio and television stations could potentially spend up to 1 percent of their annual broadcast time doing on-air fundraising appeals for any charity they want to help.
Will your cause benefit? How do you feel about this new proposal?
For details and to comment on the FCC's new proposal, click here.