I remember walking door-to-door on my own as a kid selling items to raise money for different organizations. I canvased the neighborhood, knocking on every door I could to raise money.
When my son did door-to-door fundraising, either I was with him or he went out with a friend. This was to make sure he was safe while he was interacting with people we didn’t know.
Today, the people on the other side of the door can also be concerned about safety and honesty when fundraisers ring the doorbell. The following news article highlights one of the concerns:
Bexley police warning on bogus doorstep callers – News Shopper
Imagine if at every house you stopped at, the owner would have to call the organization you are raising money for in case you were a scammer. You would be frustrated about the time it would take to raise money, the home owners would probably not answer the door, and the nonprofit organizations wouldn’t be able to staff the constant barrage of phone calls they would receive every time a volunteer fundraiser went door-to-door.
I believe doing door-to-door fundraising is dead. What do you think?