Leadership Giving in Charitable Fund-raising

@inproceedings{GIVING2006LeadershipGI,
  title={Leadership Giving in Charitable Fund-raising},
  author={LEADERSHIP GIVING and CHARITABLE FUND-RAISING and James Andreoni},
  year={2006}
}
  • LEADERSHIP GIVING, CHARITABLE FUND-RAISING, James Andreoni
  • Published 2006
Why do charities often begin new capital fund drives by announcing a large contribution by a single wealthy donor? This paper explores the possibility that such “leadership giving” provides a signal to all other givers that the charity is of high quality. The dilemma is that if the lead giver can deceive others to believe the charity is of higher quality than it truly is, then these followers will make larger contributions, which will benefit the leader. Hence, the leader must give an unusually… CONTINUE READING
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