The problem in the charity world is that we cannot say no. Try calling a donor to tell them that their donation was tossed in the dumpster. In a bad economy like this, we can’t ruin a relationship with a donor. Every donor counts in this new age.
We just grit our teeth, as say thank you. Even when it is hard to let go of that coveted tax deduction form since we know we cannot use the donation. But we do.