Defenders of Wildlife
April 11, 2011
This organization will not take "no" for an answer! Requests to stop sending me materials that I do not want fall on deaf ears. I have received approximately 2 appeals per month for the past 9 months (which is when I started logging appeals). Perhaps this organization actually does do something connected with environmental conservation; I don't know, because all I get is generic "If you care about wolves/polar bears/whatever, send us money". Like everyone else, I have had to reduce charitable giving in these hard times; I am now targeting my donations to organizations, mainly local, where I know what they are trying to do, can see the results, and be confident that they are not selling my name to other organizations, DOW fails on all counts.
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Cut back on endless appeals. Inform supporters or potential supporters about what DOW actually achieves, rather than making vague claims about being involved in everything. Stop selling mailing lists.
General Member of the Public & I donated some years ago, but stopped when I could not find what, specifically, DOW achieved.