What’s your problem?
The problem is the disgusting things done in the name of charity
by professional fundraisers. They are abusing the trust of decent
Australians. Especially the financially disadvantaged. Many
pensioners support dozens of charities through professional
fundraisers and don’t even know about the nature of the
transaction. The telemarketers lie to them and make them believe that
they are dealing directly with the charity. Many pensioners are actually
saving up and waiting for their next pension pay day to be able to
afford the vile silly raffles that the professional fundraisers foist
on a trusting public. In the name of charity they are lying and in
effect stealing from the community.
yous making this stuff up?
Our information is from government
sources, industry experience
including the countless accounts by members of the public who have
dealt with fundraisers. And we also call as a witness YOURSELF. Does
the information available to you here surprise you eg the portion of
your "donation" that reaches charity?
Isn't there something important out there for yous to get worked up about?
Sure it's not the most
important social and economic issue out
there but it's still important. When people are misrepresenting
themselves as charities for the purpose of fraudulently getting money
for themselves then it's important enough. It's even worse when they do
it to people who are struggling financially and on fixed incomes. And
even “worser” when the charities are well off financially and top heavy
with PR and marketing staff, media advisors, fundraising managers and so on.
are yous anyway?
are or were working in the professional fundraising industry. In more
than one such outfit. For several different charities. And in contact
with thousands of “supporters” and members of the public aggrieved by
their treatment at the hands of professional fundraisers. That gives us
pretty broad experience of this industry. Information
gathered by supporters and call centre contacts gives us further
about this industry which we didn't directly acquire as does
information from colleagues who have gathered experience else where
in the industry.