Saturday, January 2, 2016

Raising Funds—and Blood Pressure

December 30, 2015

A reader suggested this topic.

OK, we’ve all done it. In a moment of weakness we’ve contributed to a charity because we know it’s for a good cause, and because there but for the grace of God go we.

And what thanks do we get?

They keep coming after us! Ceaselessly, mercilessly, the solicitations roll in, until you’re not only sorry that you contributed, but you never want to hear the name of the organization again.

I believe that there is an option where you can request that they mark your account for once-a-year solicitation. I tried it once. HAHAHAHA!

Here’s a tip, Good Cause People: Give us some breathing room! Stop making us sorry we were nice to you! I know you’re afraid that we’ll forget all about you if you leave us alone, but we won’t. Just catch us once a year—and ONLY once a year.

Besides not driving us crazy, think of how much money you’ll save in postage and paper, when we don’t tear up the monthly requests and throw them away.

Unless you’re from an organization dedicated to raising blood pressure. In that case, you’re doing a fine job.

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