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'I'd love to give them my two cents' worth, but they won't listen for less than $10,000.'
"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, 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
Going to the Hamptons for the Summer, Sale.
Tags:hamptons, summer, summers, holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, sale, sales, summertime, summer-time, yard sale, yard sales, garage sale, garage sales, fundraising, fundraiser, fundraisers, fundraise, fundraised, travel money, travel fund, travel funds, tourist, tourists, sidewalk sale, sidewalk sales
"By god, gentlemen, I believe we've found it - the Fountain of Funding!"
Tags:funding, explorer, explorers, exploration, explorations, funding source, funding grant, funding grants, grant application, grant applications, fundraising, academic, research project, research projects, budget, budgets, research funding, researcher, researchers, adventurer, adventurers, adventuring
'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
"Your generous contribution helps fund these solicitations."
Tags:junk, junk mail, charity, charities, charitable donations, charitable donation, charitable giving, charitable, giving to charity, giving, fundraising, fundraise, charity fundraising, charity spending, asking for money, charity mailing list, charity mailing list, pointless letters, waste of money, wasting money, wasting resources, waste of resources
"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!"
'Movember is over...I want it off!'
"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
"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, drug money, homelessness, negative, stereotype, stereotypes, stereotypes, doctor, doctors, nurse, fundraiser, fundraisers, fundraising, collection bucket, collecting bucket, social problem, social problems
'I've raised millions for charity. I've just never given them any of it.'
"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."
"Congratulations. Please remember the college's financial plight. Congratulations. Please remember the college's financial plight. Congratulations. Please remember . . ."
Tags:graduation, graduations, college, colleges, university, universities, college graduation, college graduations, university graduation, university graduations, congratulations, financial plight, financial plights, finances, money, donation, donations, alumni, diploma, diplomas, certificate, certificates, ceremony, ceremonies, graduation ceremony, graduation ceremonies, commencement, commencements, commencement ceremony, commencement ceremonies, dean, deans, education, graduating, graduate, graduates, student, students, former student, former students, higher education, problem, problems, financial problem, financial problems, remember, fundraising, debt, student debt, institution, institutions, school, schools, begging, asking
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
Private Contractor's Target Fee as charity thermometer
"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
'Splendid new laptop, Miss Frimley! How on earth did you raise the funds?'
"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
"Hey, it's that time of year again – Bobby's pledge drive!"
'I revel in competition. I have two charities, right now, vying for my $50 donation.'