Charities and Telemarketing The Make a Wish Foundation is a globally known volunteer organization that seeks to help children with life-threatening medical conditions. The organization was founded in 1980 and has reached more than 193,000 children around the globe. Children with life-threatening medical conditions are selected to have a personal wish come true by a staff of volunteers. They are encouraged and inspired to dream despite their medical condition. This organization creates an unforgettable experience for a child in need. The organization receives all funding from fundraisers and donations. Other than fundraising and donations, would telemarketing affect the organization’s spirit of volunteerism? Making donations to the Make A Wish Foundation can help make children that are diagnosed with terminal illnesses dreams come true. It is the community’s donations that help make children’s dreams come true. Not only does the foundation benefit the children, but it also benefits the children’s family and its volunteers. Members of the child’s family, and the family as a whole benefits mentally and emotionally from the experience with the foundation. The wish experience provides both stress relief and support to the family, and strengthens the family during difficult times. The foundation contributes stability to the families, allowing the parents to deal more effectively with health issues and challenges. It improves their ability to cope with their children’s illness and its effects on their lives. Volunteers are also impacted by the wishes in ways that are connected to the foundation’s mission. They benefit emotionally and socially from their involvement with the foundation. Granting wishes fosters an emotional connection with the children and their families. Even President Barack Obama has aided in granting wishes by meeting with some participants of the foundation (See figure 1, Appendix B). When people think of telemarketing they often hang up immediately after answering the phone, or they do not listen to whatever the person on the line has to say. If a volunteer organization decides to use telemarketing as a way of asking for donations, it may change the audience’s view of the organization. Also, the organization could suffer greatly from the decreased amount of people who are willing to donate. Telemarketing can be defined as “a new marketing discipline that utilizes telecommunications technology as part of a well-planned, organized, and man- aged marketing program that prominently features the use of personal selling, using on-face-to-face contacts” (Johnson p. 21-22). The majority of people see telemarketers as con artists. Some con artists may try to confuse people by using names that sound like well-known charitable organizations or even law enforcement agencies. Although most phone calls are made on behalf of legitimate organizations offering opportunities, many of them are frauds. Many people lose billions of dollars a year to telemarketing frauds. Telemarketing is a powerful marketing tool that is often misunderstood. There are two forms of telemarketing: inbound and outbound. Inbound telemarketing is used by charities to make themselves available to their customers and their members. They can also use inbound telemarketing to hire new clients. “The key to successful inbound telemarketing is the use of mass media advertising, direct mail, and other promotional techniques to stimulate calls from supporters, clients, and members. A toll-free 800 number, featured in advertisements and other promotional materials, encourages people to call for added information, to request services, or to contribute to the organization” (Johnson, p. 20-21). Outbound telemarketing is the form that most people have experienced. A telemarketing firm only makes phone calls to those who have not responded to the organization’s “person-to-person approach or the direct-mail campaign.” After the organization has tried the other…
American Intercontinental University
Unit 3 Individual Project
March 3, 2013
This paper will discuss the definition and growing trend of e-commerce and m-commerce. It will discuss the type of Internet business model that Faith Filled Fibers should use. Then it will discuss the benefits of using and owning an Internet website. Lastly, it will review the specifications (both functional and technological) that a computer, laptop, or smart phone should…
When you send money to people you do not know personally or give personal or financial information to unknown callers, you increase your chances of becoming a victim of telemarketing fraud.
Here are some warning signs of telemarketing fraud—what a caller may tell you:
“You must act ‘now’ or the offer won’t be good.”
“You’ve won a ‘free’ gift, vacation, or prize.” But you have to pay for “postage and handling” or other charges.
“You must send money, give a credit card or bank…
unfortunately is a huge business for many people in this country.
The worst of these charities is called the Kids Wish Network. According to CNN, Since the start of this organization in 1997, they have raised a whopping $127.8 million dollars in donations, yet sadly, only 2.5% of this is spent on aid for the children and families they claim to help, so to put that in perspective, if you donated $1 to this charity, not even 3 cents goes to help children. In the past decade alone, Kids Wish Network…
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1. The charity organization
In 2002 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Health Program donated 20 million euro’s (equivalent to 25,029,000 million dollars in American Currency) as an award to establish the Schistosomiasis Control Initiative program at Imperial College London. The award had been directed to delivering treatment for schistosomiasis and intestinal worms to millions of sub-Saharan Africans at high risk of serious disease…
commonly thought that giving to charity is a selfless act where one puts another's needs before his own, and maybe it was before but now it is a way to better one's self. Even if a student's grades are not altered due to participation in charitable events, it is unethical to allow students to believe that they are helping others more than they are helping themselves.
Without anonymity, charity is selfish. It of often rumored how much money politicians spend on charity, but their reward is greater…
000 charities ranked by
Which charities raise the most money? Photograph: Alamy
Which is Britain's biggest charity?
The death of Claire Squires in the London marathon - and subsequent influx of donations to the Samaritans - have drawn attention to the size of Britain's charities.
The money is a huge boost to the Samaritans, who raised £6.7m in the latest year available, 2010 - according to this data from the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF).
CAF collects the data by interrogating the Charity Commission…
the hospitals would certainly be losing money rather than making money.
Oxfam is a charity that that sells goods/services below costs to support their charity. Charity shops are mostly small with a small amount of employees, the majority of the workers at charity shops are unpaid volunteers. People hand in their unwanted items for the charity to sell on below cost to make money for their charity. Charity shops could not happen without the unpaid volunteers, or the unwanted items, everybody helps…
Viewing/Paper of Sweet Charity
The movie Sweet Charity begins with Charity singing through Central Park with her ‘boyfriend’ Charlie. Hopelessly romantic and optimistic, Charity believes they will get married and even has a tattoo of his name on her arm. However, as Charity is about to make a wish, Charlie pushes her off a bridge and steals her entire lifesavings. In denial about what happened Charity returns to her work as a Dance Hall Hostess at the Fandango Ballroom and tries…
Charity Care Policy and Application
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