On 03/07/2017 10:25 AM, Tufts wrote: > 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. ---------- >> Forwarded message ---------- From: Tom Smith <odl-giv...@mit.edu >> <mailto: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 <mailto:stephen.mic...@tufts.edu> Save >> the Date for The MIT 24-hour Challenge MIT's 24-hour Challenge on >> Pi Day! View this email in your browser >> >> <http://us6.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ad81d725159c1f322a0c54837&id=0a536e529b&e=7149e9efdc> >> >> <http://edx.us6.list-manage.com/track/click?u=ad81d725159c1f322a0c54837&id=5e5d5f0e12&e=7149e9efdc> >> 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. > > 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. > >
Oh yeah, that's true! Now that you emphasize it, I've not seen a match based on donor numbers before, only based on dollars! Incentive, of course, to take your $10 and give it to 5 friends to each have them donate instead of you donating it all (an issue Snowdrift.coop has in some respects too) — I doubt this is a big issue though.
Description: OpenPGP digital signature
_______________________________________________ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.snowdrift.coop https://lists.snowdrift.coop/mailman/listinfo/discuss