Tuesday, August 3, 2010

On fundraising

I don't get people who send out mass emails "please support me on my bike/run." I mean, I suppose it can't help you raise less money, but...if we haven't communicated in any form for years and you can't even motivate yourself to personalize the email to me (much less call), why would I get around to going to the website and digging out my credit card in order to give money?

Does anyone ever say no to an actual personal appeal? Of course not. Well ok, I've done it, but only because I vowed not to give money to Rice for 10 years after I graduated. And even then, I almost decided to donate a nominal amount like $5.

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