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Heifer Project International, Inc.
July 19, 2011

I have long admired the work that Heifer does and was happy to contribute after the Haiti earthquake with funds designated for that effort. I began receiving requests for additional donations immediately. I currently receive solicitations via phone, email and US mail at least once per week. This is far too much time and resources spent on fundraising.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Far too much time and resources are spent on fundraising.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Change the fund-raising company and limit the number of solicitations directed towards donors

MY ROLE:
Donor & I will not contribute to Heifer in the future. .

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Habitat for Humanity International, Inc.
July 19, 2011

I was happy to contribute to Habitat after the Haiti earthquake. I was not so happy to begin receiving solicitations for donations even before I received a confirmation of my donation. Phone, email and mail solicitations continued on a DAILY basis, including weekends, evenings and weekend evenings. I received as many as 6 phone calls per day.

I question the % spent on fundraising when subsidizing literally thousands of contacts to one person in one year.

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The number of solicitation requests bordered on harassment. I would never contribute to this organization again.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fire the fund-raising company

MY ROLE:
Donor & Called and emailed to have my name removed from solicitation lists. It took approximately 2 months for the phone calls to cease.

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