Let's say that my parties cost $1000 each. A party is coming up in a couple of months, and I send out a link to a page where you can donate money. $5 minimum, and it uses paypal or google checkout or something like that to collect the money. If donations get to $1000 or more, I get the money, I throw the party, everybody's happy. If they don't get to $1000 (within whatever time period. Say two weeks before the party.), then everybody gets their money refunded, and no party happens. Within that framework, would you:
Ok, same set up, but this time, say it's coming up my birthday, and there's something specific I want, but can't quite afford it, so instead of getting me presents, I'm asking people to donate to helping me afford it. I set the minimum at something like $20, and the time limit for 6 months, and trying to collect $2500. Would you:
And finally, you have some random entrepreneur out in the world, with some Great New Idea, but e just doesn't have the cash to fund eir startup. You're excited by the idea, you think e can probably pull it off. It's something the world needs. VCs have turned em down, and e's down to this. E needs $10,000 to get up and going. Would you:
If you selected 'Donate more than the minimum', please do comment regarding how much and what would affect your decision on the specific amount.