Vicki Smith-Williams, Fargo, Published August 30 2013
Letter: ‘No soliciting’ really means itI promise that I’m not a Grinch. I give to worthy causes, but I don’t want people showing up at my door asking for a contribution. I don’t care that your grandmother lives down the block or next door. I have those signs up for a reason. I work from my home office and am often on conference calls. When you ignore the sign and get my two dogs barking like crazy, that is disruptive. Don’t do it.
No soliciting means don’t come to ring the doorbell or knock on the door asking for a contribution – because if you do that, you’ve already ticked me off and my answer will be “no” – no matter how worthy your cause.
No soliciting means you, too. I’m stunned that so many young people raising money don’t know what “no soliciting” means. This means you, too.