Does anyone here regularly contribute to any charity by means of auto-charge to your credit card? If yes, what experience/s do you have so far (good / bad)?
Fri May 27, 2016 3:03 am
Peppermint0406 Contributing Member
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I have been using my credit cards for shopping only and other expenses. Actually, I'm not familiar yet with the auto charge especially in terms of donations.
Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:44 am
oldguy Senior Member
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quote: regularly contribute to any charity by means of auto-charge to your credit card?
Marketing people have studied these methods to optimize the contributions, the $16 to $19 month is about max, that amounts to about $200 per year. Most people don't realize that they are contributing $200/y because it is so painless and easy.
Wounded vets, rescue dogs, save the elephants, save dolphins, and so on, are very successful. They draw millions, much of it goes to the TV Ads, the ads are very long, several minutes, they are designed to be tear-jerkers, they focus on guilt-tripping. (You're a bad person if you don't save puppies). Unfortunately, much (over 50%) of your contribution goes to overhead, the TV spots, etc.
IMO, it's better to make a one-time lump contributions to the charities that you care about - that money is more likely to actually go to the actual cause.