I work in a non-profit. My client base also works in-house, as we are a job-readiness program. They actually earn $, though not a lot, but are quite mentally viable. At any rate, one of the managers was collecting $$ today from everyone for a food pantry initiative for the holidays (Not related to our program). A very nice gesture, but he was making a note of the donation amount. I have no idea why. But it struck me as odd and, frankly, inappropriate. I volunteer 20-30 hours per week and personally feel I do enough for my community. I didn't mind donating a couple bucks, but I DID mind that he made a note of this.
I'm thinking of sending an e-mail out advising that this is inappropriate. It's a nice group of folks and I don't want to be sour grapes over the whole thing -- just want to point out the inappropriateness in as nice a way as possible. We really are a struggling organization. Suggestions?