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Jun 14, 2011 kliko345 commented on Dear Street Canvassers, Stop..
i keep reading "yes but they're still essentially taking money away from the charity." this isn't true. all fundraising costs money. even if you've got a bunch of volunteers with jars, somebody had to buy the jars. canvassing has an aim of a 3:1 return on investment within an allotted amount of time. Usually 5 years or so. it takes money in the short term, and then triples it in the long.

Also. Apologies for anyone who's ever been aggressive with you. If you need to tell us to fuck off, or hand out a card, or spit or what have you. That's fine. Sometimes things like being asked repeatedly to talk about an issue can be annoying. I'm not being passive aggressive. I really do understand.

I would just ask that you try to be cool about it. It sounds weird saying something like this, but many of you probably have friends that canvass. These consultancies employ a lot of people. Do your best to treat the strangers with clipboards the way you'd treat a close friend who happened to be a canvasser. Be respectful, regardless of their behavior, and either move on or listen. It's fine either way.

I've had a lot of friends who've groaned when i tell them what i do, but many over time have come to be a lot kinder to folks that canvass just because they know that i'm a reasonable, generous, level headed person. if i'm out there, then they probably should be nice to the whole lot, because they wouldn't want to be shitty to someone who could possibly be me (that whole sentence sounds super arrogant. my apologies).

i know. fuck off canvassers. leave me the fuck alone. i know. feel free to say it directly into my face. it's a free country. i'm going to keep working though. i might as well try and help while im young and able bodied. also a fuck off or a sneer or even a punch in the gut isn't nearly as bad as dying from cholera. so i'll probably be ok.

anywho. big fan of the stranger and free papers in general. from chicago and we have one here called the reader. it's nice. shouts out to city pages in minneapolis and all the other free rags. thanks for keeping writers writing. if there's ever a canvass for people who write for free papers, i promise i'll give my $15 a month.
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Jun 14, 2011 kliko345 commented on Dear Street Canvassers, Stop..
i keep reading "yes but they're still essentially taking money away from the charity." this isn't true. all fundraising costs money. even if you've got a bunch of volunteers with jars, somebody had to buy the jars. canvassing has an aim of a 3:1 return on investment within an allotted amount of time. Usually 5 years or so. it takes money in the short term, and then triples it in the long.

Also. Apologies for anyone who's ever been aggressive with you. If you need to tell us to fuck off, or hand out a card, or spit or what have you. That's fine. Sometimes things like being asked repeatedly to talk about an issue can be annoying. I'm not being passive aggressive. I really do understand.

I would just ask that you try to be cool about it. It sounds weird saying something like this, but many of you probably have friends that canvass. These consultancies employ a lot of people. Do your best to treat the strangers with clipboards the way you'd treat a close friend who happened to be a canvasser. Be respectful, regardless of their behavior, and either move on or listen. It's fine either way.

I've had a lot of friends who've groaned when i tell them what i do, but many over time have come to be a lot kinder to folks that canvass just because they know that i'm a reasonable, generous, level headed person. if i'm out there, then they probably should be nice to the whole lot, because they wouldn't want to be shitty to someone who could possibly be me (that whole sentence sounds super arrogant. my apologies).

i know. fuck off canvassers. leave me the fuck alone. i know. feel free to say it directly into my face. it's a free country. i'm going to keep working though. i might as well try and help while im young and able bodied. also a fuck off or a sneer or even a punch in the gut isn't nearly as bad as dying from cholera. so i'll probably be ok.

anywho. big fan of the stranger and free papers in general. from chicago and we have one here called the reader. it's nice. shouts out to city pages in minneapolis and all the other free rags. thanks for keeping writers writing. if there's ever a canvass for people who write for free papers, i promise i'll give my $15 a month.
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