Nowadays, charities and fundraisers (groups that solicit funds on behalf of organizations) use the phone, face-to-face contact, email, the internet (including social networking sites), and mobile devices to solicit and obtain donations. Naturally, scammers use these same methods to take advantage of your goodwill. Actually, I donate generously to any number of social, cultural, medical and political causes, but I NEVER respond to telephone solicitations
from any source, for any reason. Pushy telephone campaigns are more likely to lose my contribution than to secure it.