Why charities announce donations: A positive perspective

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Charities frequently announce contributions of donors as they accrue. Doing so induces donors to play a sequential-move rather than simultaneous-move game. We examine the conditions under which a charity prefers such sequential play. It is known that if donors only value contributions through their effect on the total provision of a public good, then the charity will not announce contributions sequentially. However, with more general utility functions that include additional effects such as warm-glow or snob appeal, the charity may benefit from announcing contributions. © Elsevier Science S.A.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Romano, R; Yildirim, H

Published Date

  • September 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 423 - 447

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0047-2727

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0047-2727(00)00078-5

Citation Source

  • Scopus