The design of charitable fund-raising schemes: matching grants or seed money

Gong, Ning and Grundy, Bruce D. 2014, The design of charitable fund-raising schemes: matching grants or seed money, Journal of economic behavior and organization, vol. 108, pp. 147-165, doi: 10.1016/j.jebo.2014.09.007.

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Title The design of charitable fund-raising schemes: matching grants or seed money
Author(s) Gong, NingORCID iD for Gong, Ning
Grundy, Bruce D.
Journal name Journal of economic behavior and organization
Volume number 108
Start page 147
End page 165
Total pages 19
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2014-12
ISSN 0167-2681
Keyword(s) charitable fund-raising
matching grants
public goods
Summary For a fixed large donation a matching scheme that simply uses a one-for-one match ratio can actually raise less money than a seed money scheme. But when the match ratio is chosen to reflect the characteristics of the small donor base so as to exhaust the large donor's willingness to give, matching schemes always raise more money and are preferred by both charities and large donors. However, when the large donor chooses the size of her donation, a conflict can arise. The large donor can prefer a smaller leadership gift and more reliance on small donor matching while the charity can prefer seed money.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.jebo.2014.09.007
Field of Research 140214 Public Economics- Publically Provided Goods
1402 Applied Economics
Socio Economic Objective 910299 Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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