I have to say that one of my biggest gripes with donating to CA or any group is the amount of snail mail spam I get. I don’t like e-mail spam either, but it’s easier to just not read it/ send it to a spam folder.
I don’t have time to read 1/10th of the number of magazines, mailers, etc I get. Most of it just goes straight to the trash and like Titivillus it annoys me that my donations are being wasted on killing trees and buying postage to send me stuff that’s a headache to dispose of.
If some charity group could ensure that I would never get a piece of paper in the mail, I would be happy to give them a much larger donation for the privilege. Just sayin’.
And when I see that for an extra donation I get the “perk” of a magazine, I say, No thanks.
I hope as time goes by, more nonprofits understand that a lot of us want to just live the electronic life…or not get pestered at all.