Your support is essential in helping us continue our mission to provide reliable and independent news. Below, you’ll find answers to common questions about donations and membership.
How can I make a donation to your nonprofit newsroom?
You can make a one-time or recurring donation online through our website’s secure donation page. We accept most all credit cards and checks mailed to 750 Woodlands Parkway, Suite 100, Ridgeland, MS 39157. For any mailed checks, please enclose your email address, as well.
Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, your donation is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law (EIN #47-2158741). After making a donation, you will receive a receipt with all the necessary information for tax purposes.
What is the difference between a member and a subscriber?
Our members include anyone that donates any amount to our newsroom. Our subscribers include anyone that is signed up to receive our free newsletters to their email inbox.
How do I change my payment method?
To change your payment method, visit your member portal by entering your email here. You will receive a “magic link” for a one-time login. Then, click on your donation’s Payment Method, which contains the credit card logo followed by the last 4 digits of the card number in use.
A popup will appear prompting you to:
- Reiterate the amount being given on a monthly/yearly basis
- Provide a new credit card number, expiration date, and zip code
- After submitting your information, click “Update Payment Method”.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter any issues.
How do I change my donation amount, frequency, or billing date?
To change the amount, frequency or billing date of your donation, you will have to cancel your current donation and create a new one with updated information on your desired billing date. See the question below for further instructions.
Can I cancel my donation?
Yes, you can cancel your donation at any time.
To cancel your donation, visit your member portal by entering your email here. You will receive a “magic link” for a one-time login. Then, click the “Cancel” icon in the corresponding payment row. You will be asked to verify your selection in case it was selected in error.
What benefits do I receive for being a member?
We value our members and their impact on our ability to continue bringing readers free, local journalism that ensures news is accessible for all. To show our appreciation, our members receive a monthly members-only newsletter with exclusive looks at what is upcoming in our newsroom, opportunities to give us direct feedback and input, and Q&As with our reporters and staff. We also give our members free entry to Mississippi Today events when applicable.
What is the difference between a one-time donation and a recurring donation?
A one-time donation is a single, one-time contribution, while a recurring donation is an ongoing, automatic contribution made at regular intervals (monthly or yearly). Recurring donations provide stable support and help us plan for the future.
Will my personal information be shared or sold to third parties?
How do I contact your team if I have more questions or need assistance?
You can reach out to our dedicated member support team by emailing email@example.com or calling 601-533-4860. We’re here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.
Thank you for considering a donation or being a member of our nonprofit newsroom. Your support is invaluable in our commitment to providing high-quality, independent journalism.