I’m looking for a way to donate to charities whose causes I support, while avoiding some problems I’ve had in the past.
1. I don’t want to drown in request for money from other charities. I would rather pick one or two charities that are active in an area I care about, and give my donations to them. I’ve had bad experience with this in the past — any little donation gets me on a “sucker list”. Just because I give to one charity doesn’t mean I want to give to all of them.
2. I don’t want constant requests for more money from the charity I donate to. I want to give a donation once or twice a year and that’s all. I ESPECIALLY don’t want phone requests for to deal with some “emergency” that really isn’t emerging — it’s been there all along, but is just a good emotional story. I gave to the Natural Resources Defense Council several years ago, and they were horrible about this.
I don’t mind legitimate communications from the charity. I just don’t want constant solicitations.
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