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Sustaining Membership

Sustaining Membership is an easy and efficient way for you to support the programs you rely on and cherish. 

Sustaining Members make an ongoing, monthly contribution through secure, automatic monthly payments from your credit card, debit card, or bank account. Best part:  you’ll no longer have to remember “renewal” dates.

Start a Sustaining Membership today.

Sustaining Members enjoy these benefits:

  • Convenient for you: enjoy uninterrupted IPR Member status because your membership is always current. 
  • As a Sustaining Member, you provide ongoing support for Iowa Public Radio. Contributions from members make up the largest portion of IPR's membership revenue and allow us to reduce our reliance on pledge drives. 
  • No more letters asking you to renew. IPR is able to save on postage, paper and administrative costs which puts more of your contribution into the news and music you value.
  • Special invitations to shows, member pre-sale tickets and events throughout the year. 
  • Exclusive discounts in the online IPR Shop — purchase great Iowa Public Radio gear anytime you wish! Head to to grab t-shirts, totes and other great items year-round.
  • A members-only subscription to our monthly email newsletter, Connections, packed with IPR stories, behind-the-scenes looks into IPR, early notice about IPR events and special members-only offers.
  • You will be automatically entered into most sweepstakes during our on-air membership drives. Drawings change each pledge drive, but we will always send you an email beforehand, letting you know the sweepstakes to which you're automatically included. Recently our members have won an electric bike, Apple iPad and gift cards towards an airline!
  • Sustaining Members donating $8/month or more now qualify to receive the NPR+ Podcast Bundle! Get access to sponsor-free listening to multiple NPR podcasts, plus bonus episodes and behind-the-scenes content. Request your access to NPR+ and unlock more from IPR.

You can change or update your credit card or other payment method at any time by contacting our Accounting team at 800-861-8000 (select option 1) or

IPR Sustaining Membership FAQ's

Q: Am I automatically renewed every year?
A: Yes, the sustainer giving program is an ongoing monthly donation plan - which means we'll continue to deduct money from your account until you let us know to stop or change it.

Q: How can I change or cancel my plan?
A: Fill out this form or contact our Accounting team at 800-861-8000 (select option 1) or

Q: I would like to change the credit card number attached to my membership, how do I do that?
A: You can update your information by contacting our Accounting team at 800-861-8000 (select option 1) or