Seeking matcher for SIAI donation

post by VNKKET · 2010-10-08T05:38:41.316Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 9 comments

I just donated $150 to the Singularity Institute.  Would anyone be willing to match my donation (as in, donate at least $150 and tell me you did so)?  A first-time donor would be ideal, but anyone would make me happy.

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comment by AngryParsley · 2010-10-12T07:56:44.356Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Donated 1,000 units of caring. Thanks for the reminder.

comment by VNKKET · 2010-10-15T01:52:54.878Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

You are awesome.

And let me know if you want more evidence of my little donation.

comment by JamesAndrix · 2010-10-09T21:34:50.636Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

If someone does decide to match you, they should also announce and retroactively ask someone to match them, and so on...

The 'forward' way to do this, "I will donate $150 if someone else commits to this statement.", may or may not be better.

comment by VNKKET · 2010-10-10T04:35:55.423Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

And if they take long enough, I'll match that person myself. :)

comment by Vladimir_Golovin · 2010-10-15T07:37:21.209Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

When I read this post I committed to wait for 24 hours (but then extended it to 7 days) and match you. The time is up, so I've just donated $200.

comment by VNKKET · 2010-10-16T03:14:26.353Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Thank you! And your commit-then-wait method sounds obviously good.

comment by Eneasz · 2010-10-08T19:14:35.388Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

The best way to seek a match is to condition it rather than ask afterwards.

comment by Eneasz · 2010-10-08T19:14:32.427Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

The best way to seek a match is to condition it rather than ask afterwards.

comment by VNKKET · 2010-10-09T03:38:28.079Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I see no reason to disagree with you. (By the way, the other time I did this was non-backwards.)

A note for potential matchers: if you match this donation, you'll make me more likely to donate in the future. (I'll be like, "Not only would I be helping out, but I could probably get someone to match this donation as well. ") I was relying on this being obvious.