For years, I have not bothered to entertain fundraisers who approach me in restaurants or shopping malls. Not that I am uncompassionate, but I suspect that they are professionals who earn a living in the name of charity.
A few years ago, I gave money to people who purportedly raised fund for National Kidney Foundation. Later it was revealed that only 10% of the fund would go to the foundation. The balance was shared by the fundraisers and other parties involved.
In another occasion, I was approached by someone who raised fund for the Worldwide Fund of Nature (WWF). I was eager to help. Upon discussion, nonetheless, I found out that the fundraising body refused to accept one-time cash donation. Instead, I was told to sign an agreement to donate, using my credit card, every month. Furious at their demand, I backed off.
I did make donation to a