My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Food For The Poor, Coconut Creek, FL, USA
My problem with this organization is fund raising waste.
They blow their horns over their fund raising efficiency of .02; but nevertheless I find them wasteful. I am a monthly donor. Yet they still send mailing after mailing after mailing asking for funds. I have only so much. Furthermore, these mailings are expensive. Full color spreads and postage are not cheap, even at the "charitable organization" rate.
Just the other day I got another mailing which contained a nickel. They asked me to send it back. This is absolutely a waste! Not only does it add 5 cents a copy to the mailing cost, it creates an administrative burden in dealing with whatever nickels are returned. Sadly, most nickels wind up in pocket change or in the trash. What a waste!
It is fund raising foolishness such as this that drives me nuts, causing me serious concern about continued donations to these people.
Please try to understand my point. The tiny amount I can give has already been spent on useless, wasteful fundraising. Tell me ___why I should continue?
My suggestions are:
Flag monthly/regular donor records - don't send more mailings --- this is wasteful --- they already give.
Don't put my donated money (nickels) in future mailings.