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Response to Chimichurri (Original post)

Wed Feb 1, 2012, 06:18 PM

5. It's the charity industrial complex. I'm not even kidding.

So I used to work at this minimum-wage telemarketing place doing fundraising for charities.

We called around trying to raise money for breast cancer charities, heart groups, lung groups, lukemia groups, veterans groups, etc.

I'm not saying any of those is bad. But the impression I got there is that the whole professional charity fundraising industry is a racket.

Most of the money that got raised went back into supporting the fundraising. Which means paying the professional fundraising contractor, like the sleazebag that owned the company I was working for. And he payed his people crap and he offered crappy health insurance that didn't cover anything but cost half your check.

Before I donate anything I would check to see how much of the money actually goes towards the cause, and not back into supporting the salaries of fundraisers.

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