How to Get Off Mailing Lists For Charity?
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Don’t give your address
If you’ve received mail from charities asking you to donate, don’t just ignore it. Contact the charity directly and ask to be taken off their mailing list. They may have obtained your address from another organization, such as a magazine subscription list or retail catalog. You should also have your charity letter or other mail with you when calling. If you don’t recognize the charity’s name, ask them where they got their information. You can also write to them requesting that they not sell or rent your address.
Don’t give your name to charities
Unless you like receiving unsolicited solicitations, it’s a good idea to not give your name to charities’ mailing lists. Most nonprofits rent their mailing lists from other organizations. If you want to opt-out of receiving these solicitations, you’ll need to write to the organization in question and request that they remove your name from their mailing list. Be prepared to include a tear-off contribution form or mailing label in your letter.
Don’t give your name to telemarketers
Don’t give your name to telemarketing charities! There are some guidelines you should follow to avoid being placed on their mailing list. For instance, they must inform you of their product or service before pitching you. Charitable organizations must also disclose what they’re offering before asking for your name. In addition, nonprofits aren’t covered by the “Do Not Call” registry, so don’t give them your name and contact information unless you’ve specifically asked them to.