Once in an org, you get harassed incessantly to donate to a myriad of 'causes'. Here's what worked for me beautifully when I was inside to get rid of these regging pressures in a breeze:
Don't flinch, stutter, look for excuses or otherwise feel uncomfortable. Just tell the reg: "Can you please show me an LRH reference that says I must do what you say?"
The reg will leave you alone in a hurry and go hunt for another unfortunate soul.
LRH never wrote any policy that said you must donate for anything other than actual services - training or auditing. The donations for IAS/Ideal Org/Library project etc. etc. were instituted only after LRH departed.
Moreover: LRH wrote explicitly against fundraising in general and against buying posh buildings in particular:
"If the org slumps... don't engage in 'fund-raising' or 'selling postcards' or borrowing money. Just make more income with Scientology. It's a sign of very poor management to seek extraordinary solutions for finance outside Scientology. It has always failed.
“For orgs as for pcs, 'Solve It With Scientology'.
Every time I myself have sought to solve financial or personnel in other ways than Scientology I have lost out. So I can tell you from experience that org solvency lies in More Scientology, not patented combs or fund-raising barbeques."
HCO PL 24 February 1964, Issue II.
(OEC Vol. 7, p. 930)
“…So little by little, using donations you give us for your service, your training and your processing, we create little by little areas of sanity.”
LRH The Auditor #51, 1970
What Your Donations Buy
When buildings get important to us, for God's sake, some of you born revolutionists, will you please blow up central headquarters.
Don't get interested in real estate. Don't get interested in the masses of buildings, because that's no important."
Tape: The Genus of Scientology
Anatomy of the Human Mind Congress
31 December 1960
“…In twenty years an enormous amount of experience has been gained regarding the quarters and housing of orgs. From this experience there are only a few clear-cut lessons. These follow:
“A. VIABILITY of the org… is the first and foremost consideration… not how posh or what repute or what image”
“C. Image is a secondary consideration.”
HCO PL 23 Sept 1970.
Quarters, Policy Regarding – Historical