help me make my donation more skim-proof
August 26, 2011 2:08 PM Subscribe
A canvasser signed our family up to make regular contributions to Planned Parenthood. How can I tell how much of our donation is actually being received by PP?
posted by Sauce Trough to work & money (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've heard claims that canvassing firms take a huge cut out of any donations they collect. I don't want to support a canvassing firm, I want to support PP!
From the documents I've got, I don't see any indication that a canvasser is getting a cut. The receipt mentions only PP, and the credit card charges are under PP's name.
I've thought about just canceling my current donation and replacing it with a donation set up through PP's website, but I was curious about this as well -- does PP get 100% of those donations? Or do revenue-sucking third parties operate donation websites as well? Am I better off just mailing a check?