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!
There’s always somebody deliberately screwing things up for other people…