On Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 1:15 PM, Aaron Wolf <aa...@snowdrift.coop> wrote:
On 03/07/2017 09:06 AM, Tufts wrote:
It will be interesting to see how this works out.
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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
Save the Date for The MIT 24-hour Challenge
MIT's 24-hour Challenge on Pi Day!
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We are excited to participate in the first MIT 24-hour Challenge!
goal is to encourage 1,500 people to donate
– 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
The clock starts at 12AM on March 14 and will run until 11:59PM EST.
In the meantime, please consider becoming a campaign ambassador
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
us reach our goal.
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.
It does do one thing differently than other matching campaigns, which
is that the amount of each person's donation doesn't matter; it only
matters that 1500 people donate. It is a similar to snowdrift in that
it tries to reduce barriers to donation.
We do that better because your donation also incentivizes others to
donate, whereas here your donation is still unilateral. And theirs is
also a hard cutoff instead of scaling.
It will still be interesting to see what happens. Perhaps some
interesting conclusions about how much participation this gets compared
to standard matches.
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