If a charity calls you chances are the person on the other end of the line works for these guys.
From their “Our Markets” page:
Serving the nation’s largest health and humanitarian organizations, professional and recreational associations, museums, and public broadcasting stations, InfoCision’s nonprofit division reaches out on behalf of the causes that touch our lives. In addition to making outgoing fundraising calls, we also take incoming calls generated by television and radio broadcasts as well as print media.
That means late at night when you see the commercials with the sad animals and the kids dying from cancer, InfoCision is ready to pick up the phone and take your money.
They also take a heathy percent (Sometimes it is over 100%) of the donation you give over the phone. If you really want your money to go farther for the charity, give to the charity directly.
InfoCision is listed as a telemarketer but they are so much more than that. They also do mailing list management for their clients. And maybe a little data brokering on the side.
How well does being a telemarker pay? Well they have a stadium named after them.
Washington State page for InfoCision. It has a partial list of their clients:
American Lebanese Syrian Associated Charities has been the exclusive fund-raising organization of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 1957. Wiki page, Charity Navigator page. Opt-out here firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 822-6344. St. Jude’s also uses MDS Communications they have a do not call hotline (888) 243-2981.
American Lung Association, Wiki page, Charity Navigator page 2 stars. Opt-out here. They also use Brickmill/Quadriga Arts as a fundraiser. CNN on Quadria Arts. Brickmill pops up on the fundraiser side of the Worst Charities in America list. I would tell you how to opt-out from Quadriga Arts but they have deleted their website.
Back To The Bible Opt-out here email@example.com or call them at (800) 759-2425
Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Of America, Inc., Wiki page, Charity Navigator page, Op-out here firstname.lastname@example.org and call (800) 932-2423 They also use Sanky Communications email@example.com (212) 868-4300
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc./Medecins Sans Frontieres USA, Inc. Wiki page, Charity Navigator page, Opt-out here and call (212) 679-6800 They also use Names in the News call (415) 989-3350 and AB Data opt-out here and call (866) 217-4470
The Humane Society Of The United States, Wiki page Charity Navigator page Donor Advisory (HSUS is going to have to pay $15.7 million settlement and other drama.) Opt-out here firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (202) 452-1100 or (866) 720-2676
International Fellowship Of Christians & Jews, Inc., Wiki page, Charity Navigator page Opt-out here email@example.com (
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Wiki page Charity Navigator page Opt-out here firstname.lastname@example.org and call (888) 557-7177. They also use Innovairre for fundraising email them at email@example.com and call them at 856.663.2500 and Direct Media Communications opt-out here and call (866) 588-7360 and Paradysz
The National Center For Missing And Exploited Children, Wiki page, Charity Navigator page. Opt-out here and call (703)224-2150
North Shore Animal League America, Inc., Opt-out here (516) 883-7575
Operation Blessing International Relief And Development Corporation, Wiki page, Charity Navigator page. Opt-out here and call (800) 730-2537
And here are a few more not listed on the Washington State page
Guideposts opt-out here GPSprod@cdsfulfillment.com
What I would do if you are getting phone calls and/or junk mail from anyone on this list is first contact them directly. Then contact InfoCision. If you are getting phone calls and junk mail from one, you will be contacted by other clients of InfoCision.