Martin Tithonium (tithonium) wrote,
Martin Tithonium
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This is a purely a hypothetical exercise. Please answer honestly.

Poll #993470 If I asked people to donate for a party...

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:

Donate the minimum
3(14.3%)
Donate more than the minimum
14(66.7%)
Donate only if it would push the total over the top
1(4.8%)
Not donate anything
3(14.3%)

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:

Donate the minimum
8(38.1%)
Donate more than the minimum
7(33.3%)
Donate only if it would push the total over the top
3(14.3%)
Not donate anything
3(14.3%)

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:

Donate the minimum
9(45.0%)
Donate more than the minimum
5(25.0%)
Donate only if it would push the total over the top
4(20.0%)
Not donate anything
2(10.0%)


If you selected 'Donate more than the minimum', please do comment regarding how much and what would affect your decision on the specific amount.
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