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We’re In It For The Money

The Agitator

Frankly, I would have written the matter off as a tempest in a teapot, but this situation is grist for a good debate among Agitator readers. Here’s the situation. There’s a niche group of companies that use online petitions to generate acquisition leads for nonprofits.

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The Phoney Baloney Email Spam

A. Fine Blog

I know direct mail still gets results in some quarters, but what really burns me up is when folks take those same offline, astroturf, “donors as database cogs” techniques and brings it all online. I’ve noticed a recent trend of a spam message from politicians one day followed by another message the next day pretending it was forwarded from someone in their office. As though these were “real” emails.