Attention certain nonprofits:
You already have me as a friend & supporter/donor, and I’m happy to send you a contribution once a year.
In the meantime, PLEASE stop sending me continuous solicitations!
- I don’t want/need frequent reminders to give to your cause.
- I don’t want you to send me any more pins, note cards, mailing labels, decals, etc.
- I don’t want you to waste any more paper and postage.
- Most of all, I don’t want you to waste precious time (mine and yours) – especially when you can take whatever time and expense you’re spending on these unnecessary mailings and reallocate them to furthering your mission.
I’m not saying that you should stop all your fundraising efforts – just the multiple ones to me … unless you no longer want my contribution.
So I urge you to stop.
Consider this fair warning: donor alienation is just one mailing away.