On 03/07/2017 09:06 AM, Tufts wrote:
> It will be interesting to see how this works out.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Tom Smith <odl-giv...@mit.edu>
> Subject: Save the Date for The MIT 24-hour Challenge
> Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2017 12:21:36 -0500
> To: stephen.mic...@tufts.edu
> Save the Date for The MIT 24-hour Challenge
> MIT's 24-hour Challenge on Pi Day!
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> <http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ad81d725159c1f322a0c54837&id=0a536e529b&e=7149e9efdc>
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> Dear ,
> We are excited to participate in the first MIT 24-hour Challenge! The
> goal is to encourage 1,500 people to donate
> <http://edx.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ad81d725159c1f322a0c54837&id=6a40317dd7&e=7149e9efdc>
> – at any amount – on one day, March 14th (Pi Day).
> If we reach this goal then MIT will receive a $150,000 gift from a
> generous donor. 
> The clock starts at 12AM on March 14 and will run until 11:59PM EST.
> In the meantime, please consider becoming a campaign ambassador
> <http://edx.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ad81d725159c1f322a0c54837&id=aeb22369dd&e=7149e9efdc>
> and help us raise awareness about the challenge. We look forward to
> keeping you posted on the giving day and we hope you'll consider helping
> us reach our goal. 
> Sincerely,
> Tom Smith

As I've said generally, this sort of matching is good (way better than
no matching), but there's no risk reduction (all donations go ahead no
matter what), and the threshold means I, as an individual can say "I
like this, but too busy too worry about it, I hope others will hit the
threshold. But it's a good campaign as campaigns go anyway.

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