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Experience with Donation Matching Initiatives?

Thanks everyone for the comments & resources!

Interesting--do you have any sources for the evidence suggesting "that donation matching may not actually lead to people who donations are matched to necessarily donate more out of their own pocket"?

Edit: is this what you were referring to?  source  (in the "offer a matching donation" row)

There is some evidence that the presence of a match does increase out-of-pocket donations (Karlan and List); however, it works in an unpredictable way and may act simply as a signal. It may even be counterproduc

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1david_reinstein2moEssentially yes. I was giving my impression of the consensus of the academic literature, partly from memory. But I’m fairly confident in my memory of this, and you can see the citations in that resource.