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    Default donation drive at public places

    at mrt station, outside shopping malls, many times,i encounter ppl (not students selling flags) say they represent some children homes etc and ask e to donate.

    they will show this clear folders w color printouts.

    they are usually asking for lump sum (>$10) or regular monthly contributions.

    anyone has idea how they operate?

    the ppl are volunteers? salaried workers? commission based?

    sometimes, it gets frustrating jus walking around. u ve ppl trying to get u to donate/sign up credit cards/buy insurance/do survey... ...

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    Default Re: donation drive at public places

    Ask them whether you can claim tax exemption when you donate. For registered charities, this will not be a problem.

    Some charities outsource this part of their fund raising to private companies, so these people could be working on a commission basis.

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    they earn $2 for every $10+ ticket they sell bah
    pedantic.

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    Default Re: donation drive at public places

    Quote Originally Posted by proteonXPR View Post
    they earn $2 for every $10+ ticket they sell bah
    Do you know this for a FACT or you are just guessing?
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    Default Re: donation drive at public places

    AFAIK, nobody can just ask the public for donation on the street, the organization need get permission, can only carry out the donation drive on designated date, time and venue.

    you can ask for proof if you are in doubt, anyway, donation is no obligation, can always decline if you don't want to.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Do you know this for a FACT or you are just guessing?
    fact.
    they are given 10-30% commission on the ticket price they sell.
    pedantic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by proteonXPR View Post
    fact.
    they are given 10-30% commission on the ticket price they sell.
    Hmmmm....

    sheesh.
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    Try this: ask them for their permit. You'd be amazed how many of them then disappear, especially the filipinas gathering donations for a supposed "children's home" in the philippines.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Try this: ask them for their permit. You'd be amazed how many of them then disappear, especially the filipinas gathering donations for a supposed "children's home" in the philippines.
    illegal then... report to the press and authorities...
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    Default Re: donation drive at public places

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Try this: ask them for their permit. You'd be amazed how many of them then disappear, especially the filipinas gathering donations for a supposed "children's home" in the philippines.
    those are ninja ????? hmm ...

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