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Maybe this is the only way to raise money for good causes, but it sure didn't feel right or very organic. Then when you begin to put a pencil to this thing, you begin to understand that even at quota; the company is making less than two dollars per hour, per employee. The only way to overcome such a shortcoming is by hiring hundreds, if not thousands, of canvassers. Canvassers who earn 80% of the take right off the top and then, when you deduct their rent and all the other sundry expenses, it appears they are spending a dollar to pick up a nickel. I just don't understand that model, because if they raise one million dollars only fifty or sixty thousand ever reaches the good cause. I guess, I just have a problem with a charity using for profit fund raising.

The Alabama Bible thumping Jesus cult never really got off the ground, they broke up a Benny Hinn rally once, but the Hill Brothers never really mastered the complexities of motivation and manipulation, that, and the cops got after them. The cult business is a tough racket and the Jesus competition can be very stringent in Alabama. They were promising something they had no intention of delivering on; it was simply a con game.

I guess it all comes down to how you look at it, I guess, maybe sometimes you do need an elephant to pick up tooth picks. Maybe sometimes people must be deceived to make them do right, do you really suppose that's so? If your cause is good, do you really need to manipulate people to get their attention? I suppose there is no harm in what they're doing but even as a bad as I needed the money, I had to pass. It's just not the kind of work I'm good very good at. 

Greeting: Hi, how are you?

Intro: My name is Dave, and I'm with an environmental cause run by a fund raising corporation and we are out here fighting the rich nameless status quo. Won't you please help us in our cause? With your suggested donation of $60.00 I can almost guarantee you that at least $5.70 of your donation will go towards that good cause of fighting the nameless status quo. 

I cannot help but be struck by the similarities in style and modus operandi, they seem to come in all colors and stripes, selling Jesus, selling gun rights, selling environment, selling soap, selling something. Perhaps it isn't the cause which offended me as much as it was the selling model.  
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What is it about writers who see right thru the ga... by Ronnie Moehrke on Friday, Jan 27, 2012 at 1:09:35 PM
selling something.... by molly cruz on Saturday, Jan 28, 2012 at 2:21:30 PM