If you respond to this free blog promoting the Clarion County Community Foundation by sending a check in the mail your gift will increase 45%. The wonderful increase is very easy to achieve. First you need to know that the Wise Giving Alliance of the Better Business Bureau has revised part of its Standards for Charity Accountability. They now say it is acceptable for fund-raising expenses to cost 45 percent of every charity dollar solicited, up from the previous 35 percent.
In contrast, Clarion Friends costs you nothing to read and costs CCCF nothing to sponsor. If you send us a personal check the only expense is the 44 cents for your first class stamp. When you find a gratifying opportunity like this, it is some kind of a shame to pass it up.
The check routine is easy. Make the check out to Clarion County Community Foundation and on the memo line write Unrestricted Grants Fund. Mail the check to CCCF, P. O. Box 374, Oil City PA 16301. Make the check big enough and I may show up with a cake.
I found the news about this gratifying opportunity in a one paragraph news brief in the January 14th issue of The Chronicle Of Philanthropy. It is good to know they are looking out for CCCF. Charles Marlin