More complaints over hired fund-raisers' tactics

These pertain to wrongful representation, aggressive behaviour: Charities watchdog

Fund-raisers are told they should not "act manipulatively, dishonestly or deliberately make a potential donor feel guilty", or block the public's right of way in order to get them to donate.
Fund-raisers are told they should not "act manipulatively, dishonestly or deliberately make a potential donor feel guilty", or block the public's right of way in order to get them to donate. PHOTO: ST FILE

With fewer than 10 staff, Realm of Tranquility, a charity that runs a traditional Chinese medicine clinic, has limited manpower and resources.

So it hired a commercial fund-raiser to raise funds so that its staff can focus on running their services.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 23, 2019, with the headline 'More complaints over hired fund-raisers' tactics'. Print Edition | Subscribe