[nfbwatlk] : Fundraising

Debby Phillips semisweetdebby at gmail.com
Thu Oct 31 18:58:11 UTC 2013


Hello, just thought I'd add my 2 cents' worth.  Personally, I like this kind of fund raiser, our friends who have email don't get spammed, but we could put a link on our website so that if people who purchase from Amazon or other entities who offer such fundraising options, and folks could hit the link or not.  Now, I have some issues with Amazon, because of the Kindle, but the idea is a good one, and Mike, I personally think we should look at other entities who offer this kind of fundraising option.  Especially with Christmas coming, people will be doing more shopping.  (Grin).  I wish somebody like Green Mountain Coffee or some company that sells chocolate would do this.  (Grin).  Then I could shop guilt free.  Lol.    Peace,    Debbyere

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> On Oct 31, 2013, at 11:40 AM, Cindy Bennett <clb5590 at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Well, if it is only $5 on $1,000, then I can understand not doing it.
> But since signing up is effortless, what can it hurt? I know that some
> people on this list (Mike Mello,) :) spend a fair amount on Amazon
> each year, and I probably spend a few hundred. I bet that if we get
> people we know to go through it, we could rack up some money. And,
> does it cover Amazon Fresh?
> 
> Cindy
> 
>> On 10/31/13, Prows, Bennett (HHS/OCR) <Bennett.Prows at hhs.gov> wrote:
>> Banks rob people too!  (grin.)
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Mike
>> Freeman
>> Sent: Thursday, October 31, 2013 10:19 AM
>> To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
>> Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] : Fundraising
>> 
>> 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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