On March 7, 2017 1:39:40 PM EST, Aaron Wolf <aa...@snowdrift.coop> wrote: >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.
Honestly as long as there's a good way to mitigate people donating multiple times using throwaway identities, I don't think this is actually an issue (in either system). Sure, you've (in some sense) gamed the system so you have a bigger impact with the same amount out of your pocket -- but you've also spread the word to 5 friends. -- Sent from my Android device with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity. _______________________________________________ Discuss mailing list Discuss@lists.snowdrift.coop https://lists.snowdrift.coop/mailman/listinfo/discuss