Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




1361 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 467


Topic # 105435 4-Jul-2012 13:13 Send private message

Walking along today,   got accosted by Paralympics NZ who are fundraising, trying to sell supporter’s packs.  Worthwhile enough cause I thought, government funding is minimal,  but I didn’t want to spend the minimum $10 on a supporter’s pack.  Happy enough to just give them $5 cash though.

The guy then proceeds to tell me that they are not accepting ‘small’ amounts, the minimum donation is $10.  End-result; they didn’t get a cent from me.

Quite frankly Paralympics NZ, competition for the charity dollar is tight.  Beggars shouldn’t be choosers.  You are now $5 poorer than you would have been did you not have this, to me rather baffling, policy in place.





Create new topic
257 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 8

Technical Solutions Aust

  Reply # 650608 4-Jul-2012 13:17 Send private message

I have seen this same problem with a number of charities lately.

Get mail from them, and they want you to sign up for 10 bucks a month..... thinking to myself "I would probably just give them $20, but since there is no option they get nothing"

It's crazy if you ask me

4296 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 802

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 650640 4-Jul-2012 14:09 Send private message

sad





 

 



1241 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 134


  Reply # 650647 4-Jul-2012 14:38 Send private message

reminds me of the red cross guys on the street - when I offered money they refused as wanted a monthly commitment

443 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 21


  Reply # 650680 4-Jul-2012 15:22 Send private message

Its the reason why I walk past them now.

Last time they were fundraising I stopped to give them my loose change and they turned their nose up at it, and then pressured me to make the minimum $25 donation.

I've seen quite a few folks walk away them prepared to give them some coin but then pressured for a larger amount.

2917 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 413

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 650697 4-Jul-2012 15:31 Send private message

The simple answer is because the person you talk to is not an employee or volunteer of the charity - they work for professional "chugger" (charity mugger) companies, who are paid on average 95% of the donations for the first year to collect money. They won't accept $20 one offs because that is literally less than the charity is being charged to collect your donation - you would actually be costing the charity (in other words they're not $5 poorer because they didn't accept your $20 one off donation, they're $50 richer).

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

RBI2 bidders at Rural Connectivity Symposium
Posted 29-May-2017 12:50


Edifier R1700BT speakers review: Luxury Bluetooth sounds
Posted 28-May-2017 13:06


National AI group launching next month
Posted 25-May-2017 09:54


New Zealand Digital Future, according to tech companies
Posted 25-May-2017 09:51


New Microsoft Surface Pro delivers outstanding battery life, performance
Posted 25-May-2017 09:34


Garmin VIRB 360 brings immersive 360-degree 5.7K camera experience
Posted 25-May-2017 09:30


Telecommunications monitoring report: Are you being served?
Posted 24-May-2017 11:54


NetValue partners with CRM Provider SugarCRM
Posted 23-May-2017 20:04


Terabyte looms as Vocus users download 430GB a month
Posted 19-May-2017 14:51


2degrees tips into profit after seven lean years
Posted 19-May-2017 09:47


2degrees growth story continues
Posted 17-May-2017 15:25


Symantec Blocks 22 Million Attempted WannaCry Ransomware Attacks Globally
Posted 17-May-2017 12:41


HPE Unveils Computer Built for the Era of Big Data
Posted 17-May-2017 12:39


Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus review: Beautiful, feature-packed
Posted 16-May-2017 20:14


After ten years of mail pain Spark is done with Yahoo
Posted 15-May-2017 13:12



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.