April 25, 2012
I received my first solicitation from this organization yesterday and the outside of the envelope said "check enclosed." Sure enough, there was a $2.00 check enclosed. This was an obvious gimmick that I find to be offensive and a potential waste of money. For this reason alone, I will not give to this organization. Moreover, I've recently been flooded with solicitations from various organizations and I'm just getting tired of it. Obviously, I gave to some organization that gave/sold my information. From my perspective, charities would do well to avoid gimmicks, overly emotional appeals and supplementing their income by selling their contributors' contact information.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Stop wasting money with checks to potential donors and other gimmicks.
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Mail with a gimmicky / money-wasting check enclosed.
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