Large donors (for example) might agree to match all donations made if a particular threshold is reached, or if there is a particular response rate (share of people who donate).

Alternative tool name: contingency matching

Tool variation:

Category: Incentives/gifts


Relevant theories:

Type of evidence:

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Main findings

One paper finds that a match contingent on a 75% participation rate was more effective than a standard match and also more effective than no match.


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