I got a card in the mail earlier this week from a nonprofit organization that I have donated to in the past.
The note was nice, thanking me for my gift last year, telling me what the gift had enabled them to do.
All pretty standard nonprofit fare, but when I got to the end of the note, there was a handwritten note at the bottom asking me to contribute again.
That was fine.
Except for, the signature was from the executive director of the organization, but it was obviously not their signature.
How do I know?
Because I know the person’s handwriting.
It may seem like a small thing in the middle of a sea of larger things, but if you are going to sign the bottom of a card with someone’s name, make sure it is that person’s signature.
Or, at the least, have it stamped with the person’s signature.
The other way does more harm than good.