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I have the same problem with charities I've donated to - but snailmail wise, getting swamped by requests to donate more. If only they understood how resentful it makes me feel and not very likely to donate again.
In the UK there's the fund raising standards board that monitor complaints about charities.
You are aware that the charites who leave fundraising in the hands of a professional company can receive as little as 2.5 and 10p of your donated pound.
If approached ask and if they dont fob you off they can show you the break down as by law all collectors and those doing bankers order sign ups must carry this information. And they are not all volenteers except the British Legion who definatley are.
I think it pays to ask.
we build and host the frsb site, it's very enlightening seeing what people complain about. chugging is one of the most complained about things.
yes but it pays well £20,000 pa on average
It does seem odd that people expect you to donate money to a charity that spends large amounts of that money sending out junk mail.
I rarely give money to charity these days. As soon as I get junk mail I stop.
I know they use it to raise awareness etc, and it must work or they wouldn't do it. But it annoys me.
Hey Pastey! Where can I buy the cat fridge magnet set from? I love the stroke my pussy it purrs one.
I have also stopped donating to charities - particularly to the people with collecting boxes. Recently I learned from a friend, that her Daughter had volunteered to collect for an *un-named* nationally acclaimed charity. At the end of the day, all the volunteers went to some central location to count their takings and were told to take £30 each for their time. My friend's Daughter said that was not right and refused to have anything more to do with them.
It made me think twice and I now refuse to put money in any collecting boxes; except the British Legion.
I usually suggest Googling for things, but with that particular fridge magnet, I'd suggest giving it a miss.
In Sweden, the major charity organizations hold what used to be called a postal giro account (these days called plus giro) where the account number starts with 90
This means that The Swedish Fundraising Control is keeping an eye on how the funds raised are being spent. I know of at least one organization that lost its 90 account when it was estimated that all the funds raised would be spent on administration, wages and taxes and none of it actually on the cause claimed to be supported by the organization.
Therefore, when being approached by fund raisers, my first question is always 'do you have a 90 account?'. If not, no money.
Heya Scorp! The wife had the kit when I met her, so I'm afraid I've no idea where it came from
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