Columbia, SC, June 16, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Principals Jimmy LaRose (Polaris Fundraising Worldwide) and Todd Isberner (ShareMedia) today executed a letter of mutual agreement aligning their organizations to better serve the donor development needs of non-commercial religious broadcasters, domestically and abroad.
ShareMedia (www.sharemediaservices.com) has over 30 years of experience assisting non-commercial Christian radio stations raise operational and project related funds. ShareMedia's founder coined the term "Sharathon" and has set the standard forproducing, hosting and administering professional, effective broadcast fundraising events. Since 1975 ShareMedia has hosted thousands of events and raised in excess of $500 Million US fueling the ministry of radio stations. In addition, ShareMedia provides outsourced donor development services to meet the ongoing needs of non-commercial stations and Christ centered ministries such as Compassion International, HCJB Global
Polaris Fundraising Worldwide (www.polarisfundraising.com ) specializes in developing Major Gifts for Christian Radio stations around the world. Polaris is comprised of a group of veteran broadcasters and major gifts officers who've raised 5, 6, and 7 figure gifts for noncommercial listener-supported radio over the past two decades. Industry Pioneer Jerry Grimes (Polaris Co-Founder) is fond of saying, "This company is For Christian Broadcasters By Christian Broadcasters...We provide major donor programs that work and really raise money for stations in need."
Jimmy LaRose said yesterday, "We so admire ShareMedia's accomplishments in the broadcast industry. We've observed their good work for years and count it a privilege to now walk side by side with them in service to Christian Radio."
Todd Isberner also commented, "We're excited about this partnership and its impact on Christian Radio. Combining on-air broadcast campaigns with major gifts cultivation is the key to sustainable funding for our industry."
The strategic affiliation of ShareMedia and Polaris will create a single source of expertise to meet the ever growing demand in non-profit and non-commercial radio funding, both domestically and internationally.