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Thursday, August 29, 2013

When a Charity Calls Thursday Tip: Find Out Who's Calling

Our tip series (Intelligent Giving Friday Tip) that we started in June, ended recently. We are now starting a new series: When a Charity Calls Thursday Tip. We hope you enjoy and please feel free to suggest new series we can consider for the future.

Find Out Who's Calling

Many phone calls soliciting charitable donations come from for-profit professional telemarketers that keep a sizable portion of your donation for themselves and don't really care about the cause they're promoting. Find out if the person with whom you are speaking works for a telemarketing company or is a volunteer or employee of the charity itself.

Remember; it never hurts to ask: 'Who is this please?'

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