[nfbwatlk] : Fundraising

Cindy clb5590 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 17:46:07 UTC 2013


I'm confused. Has anyone looked into this and determined what information Amazon uses? In my experience, similar fundraisers operate like this. Instead of going to the website via your address bar, you click a link from the organization's website, sign into your account which you must have whether you are supporting a fundraiser or not, and shop to your heart's content just as you normally would. Cory has nicely offered to get this going. Since there seems to be some disagreement, maybe he can share the details so we can have all of the information before making assumptions about how the fundraiser is run.

Cindy Bennett

Secretary: National Association of Blind Students

B.A. Psychology: UNC Wilmington
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> On Oct 31, 2013, at 10:18 AM, Mike Freeman <k7uij at panix.com> wrote:
> 
> All: 
> Just because other organizations do something doesn't make it morally right nor does it mean that the nfb of Washington should do it. People rob banks, too. Does this mean we should also rob banks? I think the goodwill of the public is worth a lot and there's no faster way to garner enmity than to do unwanted bulk email and spam people. 
> Additionally, there are other reasons not to take advantage of such offers, especially this one. Use your imagination and you'll figure it out. 
> Mike All: 
> Just because other organizations do something doesn't make it morally right nor does it mean that the nfb of Washington should do it. People rob banks, too. Does this mean we should also rob banks? I think the goodwill of the public is worth a lot and there's no faster way to garner enmity than to do unwanted bulk email and spam people. 
> Additionally, there are other reasons not to take advantage of such offers, especially this one. Use your imagination and you'll figure it out. 
> Mike 
> 
>> On Oct 31, 2013, at 9:31, maurice mines <kd0iko at icloud.com> wrote:
>> 
>> Good morning, I respectfully disagree. We must find ways of modernizing our fundraising efforts. And that means taking advantage of any online opportunity that can be verified and be certain that it is indeed refutable. Has anybody thought of constant contact and yes Michael harvesting email addresses unfortunately that is the way organizations to raise money in the 21st century. I know that you are stuck somewhat in the 20th. But we must must must move into the 21st century or we will just simply dry up and blow away. That’s just my two cents worth.
>> On Oct 31, 2013, at 8:58 AM, IEWeich <IEWeich at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Stagnation is not the answer. Moving forward is the answer? Which will it be in the future? Again these are just my thoughts.
>> 
>> Respectfully maurice.
>>> I am with you Mike.  There is no Free Lunch.  I don't subjecting myself and my contacts to spam.  
>>> 
>>> Ivan Weich
>>> Sent from my iPhone via Dragon
>>> 
>>>> On Oct 31, 2013, at 8:34 AM, "Mike Freeman" <k7uij at panix.com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>> With respect, I profoundly disagree with all of you. In this world, there
>>>> ain't no such thing as a free lunch. A number of sites run such spam-scams.
>>>> The only way the NFB of Washington would get credit would be if every
>>>> purchaser allowed his/her addressbook or other such lists of email addresses
>>>> or friends to be used by the sites to spam the purchaser's unsuspecting
>>>> confraires. I refuse to allow the NFB of Washington to be used as an
>>>> instrument of unwanted spam. There's way to much of that already.
>>>> 
>>>> CFB looked into this already and I said the same thing on it's list.
>>>> 
>>>> Check it out and caveat emptor.
>>>> 
>>>> Mike Freeman
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of
>>>> corey.grandstaff at gmail.com
>>>> Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:45 AM
>>>> To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
>>>> Subject: R`e: [nfbwatlk] Fundraising
>>>> 
>>>> this is a great idea. if anyone else hasno  time i will volunter to get this
>>>> process started and get us signed up. corey
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