Rescue Journal

are you kidding me...this is ethical???

Carol  ·  Jan. 26, 2013

not in my books..i am sure donors would just love being passed around..not. and where is the privacy and confidentiality in this either?
does anyone know is this universally accepted practice?
cuz it just feels TOTALLY wrong to me.

Good Afternoon,

My name is XXX, I am the Co-Executive Director and Co-Founder
of XXX., a nationally registered XXX
charitable organization. We would like to ask if your charity has a
policy in place where they will trade their Donors List with another

If you would be interested in exchanging our donor list please contact
me by email or by telephone at: xxxx

Thank you for your time.

well we didn't have a policy in place before but we sure as heck do is very simple policy ...NO not EVER.
(oh and X is not an animal charity, just so no one thinks this is an animal rescue thing.)


Keryn Denroche

Hi Carol: I received the same email. Seems like this person and organization are canvassing all charitable organizations in Canada. Is there an app for that :)
This email request is definitely against the BC Personal Information Protection Act. But it seems we both know it is wrong on so many levels.
Receiving a donation means someone cares about what you are doing. They are not an ATM!


I think this may not be as uncommon as we think. For awhile, I seemed to be on every charity's call list like maybe my name was been passed around. I don't believe it is ethical though.


Note for the cat folks & maybe Carol, Wallmart has 24 variety packs of Friskies for 9.97 till the 31st of Jan


I don't know, I have donated to a couple of different hospital charities and now it seems like I get emails from every hospital charity...


Good up to date mailing lists are very valuable. I think they are trolling around trying to catch lists they can sell on