Best way to respond to clipboard-bearing sidewalk fundraisers?
July 17, 2017 11:50 AM Subscribe
It's impossible to walk around the central part of downtown Chicago (and no doubt many other downtowns) without running into clipboard-bearing people who want to talk passersby into giving to their nonprofit organizations. I give to charity, but never like this. I hate this form of fundraising, so I will never support it by giving money through it, or allow myself to be delayed more than a few seconds in one of these encounters. However, the sidewalk fundraisers are, you know, people who are just doing their job and/or really care about the causes they work for, and I'd rather make their efforts less sucky for them rather than more so, within those parameters. So what's the best approach? I'd love to hear from people who have actually done sidewalk fundraising.