Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are run in Cavanaugh Hall, Room 323A in Indianapolis.
Workshops run from 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Sara E. Helms is Assistant Professor of Economics and Brock Scholars Program Coordinator in the Brock School of Business at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. Her research focuses on giving and volunteering behavior, education policy, and health policy.
There is a rich literature on fundraising and charitable giving by and for nonprofit organizations which considers incentives applied to existing and potential donors. We add to the existing field experiment research body in two important ways. First, we establish results for the impact of incentives on acquisition of new donors for organizations which do not have clearly partisan appeal, unlike much of the existing work. Second, we consider the influence of bonus trigger incentive gifts, which fall somewhere between matching gifts and seed gifts. We find that promising that a bonus gift of $10 be added to each donation significantly influences the acquisition and behavior of new donors. While the $1 and $5 incentive conditions did not impact the sample of potential donors, the promise of the $10 bonus increased the likelihood of acquiring a new donor and likely changed the distribution of the new donors’ gifts.
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