Despite Exemption, Charities Experience Do-Not-Call Fallout
Many other organizations have been reeling from the effects of state do-not-call lists, which allow people to block calls from paid solicitors, including those contracted by charities.
“The state regulators want to overlook a clear mandate by the federal courts that say charitable and political speech is protected speech,” says telemarketing expert Dennis McCarthy, vice president and general manager of relationship marketing firm Epsilon. “The state bans could have an enormously egregious impact on nonprofit fundraising. It goes without saying, there is not going to be a lot of sympathy for telemarketing.”