Ask people (now) to (increase) their donation at a later date, rather than increase it immediately. For example, ask a regular donor to begin giving 10% more starting in the following year.

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Category: Timing/conditionality, income source

Sub-category: Timing

Relevant theories: Hyperbolic discounting

Type of evidence: Field-exp-charity

Evidence strength (ad hoc assessment): 6

Main findings

People increase their regular giving more if asked to start doing so in 2 months time, rather than immediately or in 1 month's time.


Practical relevance

No particular relevance to EA; general not superpower

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  • Last modified: 2019/02/28 02:29
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