The Charity Sleuths

What the Intelligent Giving researchers are uncovering, and whose turn it is to make the tea

Thursday, May 25, 2006

A case of mistaken identity

Mainly because we're getting through a laser toner cartridge every three weeks by printing off the electronic versions, we're increasingly asking charities to send us print copies of their Annual Report and Accounts. You would think that such a straightforward request would be followed by a straightforward reply and that would be the end of it.

Not so. Charities seem so bewildered that anyone is actually looking at their accounts that they keep sending us the wrong things (though we still appreciate the attempt). The Annual Review (a marketing document containing the charity’s achievements for the year and, if you're lucky, a summary of the accounts) is what we most commonly receive, but there have been others. Adam received a prayer book today.

One charity that cannot be accused of this is Kew Gardens who will make sure they send you the right document…for nine quid (we're printing that one).



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