milon wrote:The lower you set the goal, the less money you get. I say keep it where it is.
As for how much you can accomplish with an amount of money, it depends on what country they live in. Some countries (Canada/US/UK) are very expensive to live in, while others are much cheaper.
Any evidence for your first sentence? When taken at face value, it seems a bit doubtful. so basically, then, the highr you set it, the more you get? If that were the case, why not set it at 100000 euro? Or better still, a billion? I mean, according to that reasoning, we should get far more than when just placing 30000 there.
No, I don't think it really works that way, or otherwise everyone would ask for amounts with 20 or more zero's in it. In fact, I think it's rather the reverse, at some given point: if people see that the goal is almost reached, they'll have the tendency to actually give a bit more, so that the goal is, indeed, reached. With an unrealistically high amount, this is less likely to happen.
One could debate what is realistic and what not, true, but that would become clear soon enough, I guess. Then again, what is proven to augment giving , is when one focusses on identity and the context of a 'peer group' (see 'Why do people give? The role of identity in giving.Jennifer L. Aaker, Satoshi Akutsu'). In fact, re-arranging the list of donors so that the highest donations are on top will already augment the donations. I think that would have more influence than setting extremely high donation-bars.
Keep it where it is, who cares if the goal is not met? Haiku's goal is even higher and they don't change it. They've collected about 5,500EUR so far.
Also, you may say that it's "already the end of May", but the campaign was announced on April 28th. It has literally been only a month since it started.
Good point. Theoretically, it would be possible, then, indeed. Though, as aid, I fear most that wanted to donate already have done so, so it will gradually become less and less, except maybe for some unfoseeable news-coverage, which might bring in some 'new blood'.
I don't think the 'haiku' (or whatever) does it, and thus
should we' really is a good argument viewed on itself, though. Maybe if they had set their bar a wee bit lower, people would have had realistic hope of attaining it, and have donated more than the 5500 Euro. Just saying.