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Developing Radio Partners Inc

  • Washington, DC
  • www.developingradiopartners.org

Mission Statement

Developing Radio Partners, (DRP), is committed to building vibrant, participatory communities internationally, through the development of financially and editorially independent media services with a focus on community radio. Country by country we build the capacity of individual radio stations, associations and programming networks by working alongside station managers, their staff and their communities to achieve local development goals that enrich peoples? lives.

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer

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Mr. William Siemering

Keywords

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community radio support, capacity building, media assistance

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EIN

06-1710103

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DRP

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Radio (A34)

Management & Technical Assistance (Q02)

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

1. Enabling Environment Assessments - Whether working to transform the entire community radio sector of a country or with one, individual station, DRP carefully researches the media landscape in each country of operation, keeping in mind how regional trends also impact local media. 2. Media Stakeholder Analysis ? DRP works with station managers and staff to identify all levels of stakeholders so that they can engage stakeholder feedback and support in building a sustainable community-oriented station. 3. ?Healthy Stations? Training ? DRP?s signature training program of professional development in journalism and content production, programming, station management, finance and, importantly, community engagement. DRP trains stations to regularly survey their community members, civil society groups, local leaders and government officials to understand local news, issues, and development needs. This institutionalized process of engaging the community enables station staff to create programming that uniquely serves the needs of the community, strengthening the work of local civil society groups and bolstering the effectiveness of development projects. 4. Ongoing Training and Mentoring Services ? Because day-to-day sustainability presents a challenge to virtually all of the community radio stations with which we work, we have created a variety of training resources to help station managers, funders, and staffs secure ongoing funding. These resources range from a guidebook on sustainability to station-specific training sessions to help station staff pinpoint opportunities for growth. 5. Research and Case Studies ? Developing Radio Partners conducts ongoing research to inform our own work as well as to advise our project partners on the latest developments in the field. 6. Advocacy ? DRP advocates for the more comprehensive view that because of the unique qualities of radio ? to give voice to people to discuss and solve problems, to change behavior through radio plays, hold public officials accountable and celebrate the local culture ? it needs to be regarded as a catalyst for development and social change and as a sector like education and law.

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DEVELOPING RADIO PARTNERS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Principal Officer

Mr. William Siemering

BIO

Bill Siemering, president of Developing Radio Partners, has spent more than thirty years in U.S. public radio management and program development, and brings a breadth of experience to the organization. A founding member of the National Public Radio Board of Directors and author of the network's original mission and goals, Bill led the development of All Things Considered as NPR's first Vice President of Programming. Later, as Vice President of WHYY-FM, he helped bring Fresh Air and Terry Gross into a nationwide audience. Siemering has worked with local radio stations in South Africa, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Burundi, Ukraine, Kosovo and Mongolia. He was also President of the International Center for Journalists.

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