Why do people donate?

A Survey from February 2017 made by the English Institute of Fundraising contacted around 2000 people about their motivations to donate.Here the results:59% said they believed in the cause37% said it was a good thing to do21% said the charity had helped someone they knew12% said the campaign caught their attention8% said they had benefited from […]

Randomized Controlled Trials

It is already known in the world of public polices and social projects’ interventions that knowing if pre-defined objectives have been attained is a difficult tasa. But even more difficult is to know if those polices and interventions have had an impact in the aimed population. The newest technique developed by economists are Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT). […]

Donations Trends

This podcast made by Science, presents an interview to Ayelet Gneezy (UC San Diego) who explains the different possible explanations taht can be given to high overhead costs in nonprofits. She has done experimental studies that show a preference to giving more when overhead costs are lower. The general trend shows that donors are always interested […]