Arts, Culture, Humanities : Public Broadcasting and Media

Prairie Public Broadcasting

To provide programs that educate, involve and inspire the people of the prairie region

three stars

89.82

207 North Fifth Street Fargo, ND 58102
tel: (800) 359-6900   Web Site
EIN: 45-0276899

Board Leadership
Sarah Smith Warren
Chair

CEO
John E. Harris, III
President, CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 89.82 three stars
  Financial 85.93 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00 four stars
This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

For more than 50 years, Prairie Public Broadcasting has been committed to strengthening the prairie region and helping rural communities remain viable by using its advanced technology and broadcast capabilities. Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, Prairie Public Broadcasting provides public television services throughout North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota, southern Manitoba, and parts of Montana and South Dakota, and public radio service to the state of North Dakota. In addition to broadcasting services, Prairie Public Broadcasting provides a wide range of educational and technological services to communities and individuals across its coverage area.

For more than 50 years, Prairie Public Broadcasting has been committed to strengthening the prairie region and helping rural communities remain viable by using its advanced technology and broadcast capabilities. Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, Prairie Public Broadcasting provides public television services throughout North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota, southern Manitoba, and parts of Montana and South Dakota, and public radio service to the state of North Dakota. In addition to broadcasting services, Prairie Public Broadcasting provides a wide range of educational and technological services to communities and individuals across its coverage area.

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Financial

three stars

85.93

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2020 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
77.0%
  Administrative Expenses 16.7%
  Fundraising Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.08
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 2.48
  Program Expenses Growth -4.0%
  Liabilities to Assets 8.1%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Prairie Public Broadcasting on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Prairie Public Broadcasting on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $4,145,233
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $2,049,227
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $1,151,623
Total Contributions $7,346,083
   Program Service Revenue $794,187
Total Primary Revenue $8,140,270
   Other Revenue $1,272,373
TOTAL REVENUE $9,412,643
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $5,821,822
   Administrative Expenses $1,324,533
   Fundraising Expenses $461,230
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $7,607,585
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $1,805,058
   
Net Assets $20,006,767

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$231,984 3.04% John E. Harris President, CEO

Mission

For more than 50 years, Prairie Public Broadcasting has been committed to strengthening the prairie region and helping rural communities remain viable by using its advanced technology and broadcast capabilities. Headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota, Prairie Public Broadcasting provides public television services throughout North Dakota, northwestern Minnesota, southern Manitoba, and parts of Montana and South Dakota, and public radio service to the state of North Dakota. In addition to broadcasting services, Prairie Public Broadcasting provides a wide range of educational and technological services to communities and individuals across its coverage area.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Prairie Public Broadcasting (ND) 89.82 three stars
WXXI Public Broadcasting Council (NY) 88.78 three stars
WHYY (PA) 91.34 four stars
Hawaii Public Radio (HI) 91.59 four stars
WETA (VA) 97.87 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Prairie Public Broadcasting
207 North Fifth Street
Fargo, ND 58102
tel: (800) 359-6900
fax: (701) 239-7650
TTY: (800) 366-6888
EIN: 45-0276899

Mail donations to:
P.O. Box 3240
Fargo, ND 58108

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Board Leadership

Sarah Smith Warren
Chair

CEO

John E. Harris, III
President, CEO