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'I'd love to give them my two cents' worth, but they won't listen for less than $10,000.'
Annual Run For Your Life 10 K.
"I told him he was allowed one phone call. He's making a pledge to Channel 13."
Tags:pledge drive, pledge drives, pledge, pledges, pledging, legal right, legal rights, due process, phone call, phone calls, telephone call, telephone calls, cop, cops, arrest, arrests, tv channel, tv channels, television channel, television channels, crime, crimes, criminal, criminals, charity pledge, charity pledges, fundraising, crowdsourcing, fundraiser, fundraisers, crowd-sourcing, legal process
"It starts earlier every year."
Tags:christmas, christmas season, holiday season, holiday, holidays, retail, retailer, retailers, commercialism, commercialist, santa, santas, santa claus, father christmas, charity, charities, fundraising, fundraiser, fundraisers, start early, starts early, starting early, raise money, raises money, raising money
'For tax purposes. . . we can deduct our $7.00 dinners on our tax return. . . the food wasn't worth $7.00. . . they only gave me one scoop of corn.'
"That was Ross Perot. He wants me to send him fifteen dollars."
Tags:ross perot, h. ross perot, fundraiser, fundraisers, fundraising, fund raiser, fund raisers, fund raising, take back america, greed, greedy, election, campaign, campaigns, campaign finances, campaign finance reform, independent party, candidate, candidates, presidential candidate, presidential candidates
'Movember is over...I want it off!'
"Now, I know you'd like us to go away and let you get on with your dream, but, given the cutbacks in federal funding, without your pledge there may not be any more dreams!"
"Look! It's the Montgomerys from the breast-cancer walk."
Tags:fundraising, fundraiser, fundraisers, fundraising walk, fundraising walks, do gooder, do-gooders, aids, breast cancer, alzheimers, charity walk, charity walks, modern life, middle class, middle classes, friend, friends, middle age, middle aged, walkathon, walkathons, walkathon fundraiser, walkathon fundraisers, fundraising event, fundraising events
'I've raised millions for charity. I've just never given them any of it.'
"Oh, great! Here comes Valerie to raise the bar."
Tags:women, women's group, mothers, mother, mom, moms, mum, mums, socialise, socialising, socialised, socialize, socializing, socialized, visit, visits, visiting, courtesy, courtesies, courteous, baking, bake, bakes, bake sale, friend, friendship, friendships, friendly, unfriendly, companion, companions, dislike, like, disliked, annoyed, annoy, annoying, annoyance, raise the bar, standard, standards, charity, fundraiser, community, communities
"Don't - they'll just spend it on drugs."
Tags:philanthropist, philanthropists, philanthropy, charity, charities, charitable, donation, donations, charitable donation, charitable donations, medical charity, medical charities, drug, drugs, drug money, homelessness, negative, stereotype, stereotypes, stereotypes, doctor, doctors, nurse, nurses, fundraiser, fundraisers, fundraising, collection bucket, collecting bucket, social problem, social problems
"Hi. Steve Smith here. Just calling to say hello and touch base. Well, bye. Hi. Steve Smith here. Just calling to say hello and touch base. Well, bye. Hi..."
Tags:phone bank, phone banks, phonebanking, touch base, touches base, touching base, politician, politicians, fundraise, fundraises, fundraising, fundraiser, fundraisers, political donation, political donations, donate, donates, donation, donations, cold call, cold calls, multitask, multitasks, multitasking, customer care, call, calls, calling
"My child's school is having an auction, so can your entire life come to a halt?"
Tags:school, schools, auction, auctions, fundraiser, fundraisers, fundraising, unrealistic, expectation, expectations, self-interest, self-interested, selfish, parent, parents, modern parent, modern parents, parenting, annoyance, annoyances, annoying, nuisance, nuisances, co-worker, co-workers, colleague, colleagues, entitled, entitlement complex, imposition, impositions, impose, imposing
"You probably already know this disease from the walkathon of the same name."
"Peggy, can we find someone to misuse a few of these campaign funds for a run to the deli to get us some lunch?"
Tags:politics, politician, politicians, political, political leader, political leaders, government, governments, president, presidents, politics, political, political leader, political leaders, government, governments, campaign, campaigns, election, elections, fundraiser, fundraisers, campaign finance, corrupt, corruption, corrupted, running for office, office, offices, candidate, candidates, nominee, nominees, money
"I know you're angry at me - I'm angry at me, too!"
Tags:politician, politicians, hypocrite, hypocrites, hypocrisy, campaign, campaigns, campaigning, campaigner, campaigners, populist, populists, populism, furious, elite, elites, campaign rally, campaign rallies, fundraiser, fundraisers, tea party, alt-right, conservative, conservatives, right-wing, right-winger, right-wingers, career politician, career politicians
'This man has some sort of complaint about the pie his wife bought at the PTA bake sale, sir.'
Tags:divorce, divorces, divorcing, yard sale, yard sales, split up, splits up, splitting up, break up, breaks up, breaking up, fundraiser, fundraisers, fundraising, bad marriage, bad marriages, breakup, breakups, homeowner, homeowners, home owner, home owners, alimony, settlement, settlements, settle, settles, settling
"My goodness! It's a check from George Bush for a hundred and fifty thousand dollars to fix the screen door."
Tags:hurricane, hurricanes, hurricane katrina, katrina victim, katrina victims, george bush, george w. bush, president bush, fund, funds, funding, stimulus, stimulus check, stimulus checks, screen door, screen doors, home repair, home repairs, restitution, damage, damaged home, damaged homes, donate, donates, donating, donation, donations, fundraising, fundraiser, fundraisers, disaster, disaster relief, relief program, relief programs
Meanwhile, Deep in the Rain Forest...Save the Cities
Tags:environmentalist, environmentalists, environmental activist, environmental activists, environmental activism, rainforest, rainforests, rain forest, rain forests, conservationist, conservationists, city, cities, campaign, fundraiser, fundraisers, fundraising, urban life, jungle, jungles, wildlife, animal activist, animal activists, activism, role reversal, endangered species, endangered habitat, habitat, habitats
"Ordinarily, we'd love to come, but we don't want to miss a single minute of tonight's pledge drive."
Tags:pledge drive, pledge drives, funding drive, funding drives, fundraiser, fundraisers, fundraising, public television, public funding, publicly funded, television, televisions, watching television, tv, tvs, watching tv, t.v., t.v.s, watching t.v., invite, invites, invitation, invitations, rejecting, rejection, turning down, excuse, excuses, boring, old age, middle-age, middle-aged, middle age, middle aged, elderly, senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, staying in
'I revel in competition. I have two charities, right now, vying for my $50 donation.'
"So we're agreed-whoever picks the short straw has to cold-call potential donors and try to raise enough money for some food."
Tags:cold call, cold calling, coldcall, coldcalling, fundraise, fundraising, fundraiser, fund raise, fund raising, fund raiser, donor, donate, donating, draw straws, straw, straws, money, futile, pointless, life raft, stranded, drifting, pointlessness, food, foods, ocean, liferafts, liferaft, life rafts, life boat, life boats, lifeboat, lifeboats, sea, ocean
Runners at the end of a 'Fun Run'.