Fundraising Scams Becoming More Prevalent

It seems like every day there’s a new story about scammers taking people’s money by pretending to be helping a charitable group or worthy cause. This morning I read a disturbing article about a new scam using the death of a California Highway Patrol officer to steal money.

It got me wondering just how big a negative effect these scams have on regular fundraisers by giving all fundraising appeals a black eye.

Next time you mail a donation request letter, better include proof of your nonprofit credentials on the envelope. Otherwise, you’ll make it no further than the wastebasket!

Published by kimberly

I am Kimberly Reynolds and the author of Fundraising Success, first published in 2002. I've been writing about fundraising ideas for schools. churches and youth sports groups since 1999. You can find the latest version of Fundraising Success on Amazon.com. I also have some free reports about getting publicity for your next fundraiser event and how to recruit more volunteers available for you to download at http://www.scribd.com/fundraiserhelp

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