Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Dead or in prison? You can still give us money...

One of the things I hate most about being under the umbrella of a national organization is that the national organization often fucks things up.

Until very recently, it was impossible for us to get a current membership list, so we used old lists and purged them as necessary.

Somehow, that didn't stop us from sending a fundraising letter to two people who have been dead for years, and someone who is a member, but currently in prison.

So next year, when we do this again, I should start with a disclaimer: "We apologize if you have received this letter in error. If you are deceased or incarcerated, please feel free to return it."





15 comments:

Lynn said...

It could happen to anyone. I'm so glad not to be in prison, or dead for that matter.

Love Mittens doing the wave.

Senorita said...

How awkward ! Where I work our old founder recently died and people are still calling for him.

lgsquirrel said...

I also used to work for a non-profit and we had members that were apparently over 100 years old according to the records. After investigation, we found out that these were all "life members" (i.e. they had paid a large once off fee to be members for life). Their family members did not inform us of their passing on because the family wanted to continue to get our quarterly nature magazine for free!

Riot Kitty said...

L: LOL!! And I, too, loved this lolcat.
S: At least it's recently for you - these people both died years ago!
LGS: That is hilarious!

Claire said...

Aw, Mittens!

Cxx

wigsf3 said...

What about the incinerated and the incontinent?

Granny Annie said...

or the incapacitated and the decapitated?

Riot Kitty said...

C: I know. I love Mittens!
WIGSF and GA: We'll add them to the list for next year...

A Beer for the Shower said...

He was probably just glad to get some mail. Hell, if I were in prison, I'd jump for joy as the sight of even a Sears catalog.

Riot Kitty said...

ABFTS: That's the sad thing - they sent it back!

G said...

My comment got eaten up by the angry computer gods.

Perhaps I should have Mittens prostrate himself/herself to beg for forgiveness on my behalf.

LL Cool Joe said...

I wish I was as agile as Mittens, it might be quite useful.

Riot Kitty said...

G: Sorry! Mittens will be at your service.
Joey: It would make for some interesting pictures, anyway ;)

Logical Libby said...

Our employee list at work has two dead people on it. And we are for profit.

Riot Kitty said...

L: OMG. Seriously?