Experiments Investigating Fundraising and Charitable Contributors

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R.M. Isaac, Douglas D. Davis
Emerald Group Publishing, Apr 21, 2006 - Social Science - 260 pages
This volume consists of nine papers that use experimental and theoretical tools to examine issues pertaining to charitable auctions and fundraising. In recent years, the revenue-generating effects of different fundraising techniques have been a subject of increasing policy interest as private, religious and state originations have come to rely increasingly on fundraising activities for revenues. Experimental methods provide an ideal context for conducting the dialogue between economists, fundraisers and policymakers regarding the revenue and social consequences of alternative fundraising methods. Themes explored in the volume include the structure of charity auctions, charity lotteries, fund drives as well as some of broader issues underlying charitable behaviour. It explores the structure of different fundraising and charitable programs. It is a valuable resource for economists, fundraisers and policymakers interested in the consequences of their fundraising efforts.
 

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Contents

COMPARISONS OF AUCTIONS WITH PRICEPREFERENCE VALUES
1
SEALED BID VARIATIONS ON THE SILENT AUCTION
31
AUCTIONS VERSUS LOTTERIES
47
THEORY AND EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE
93
MULTIPLE PUBLIC GOODS AND LOTTERY FUND RAISING
121
THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL COMPARISONS ON NONPROFIT FUND RAISING
143
DO DONORS CARE ABOUT SUBSIDY TYPE? AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY
157
IDENTIFYING ALTRUISM IN THE LABORATORY
177
THE VOLUNTARY PROVISION OF A PUBLIC GOOD WITH BINDING MULTIROUND COMMITMENTS
225
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