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kingmudsy  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Philosophizers of Hubski, should charities use leaderboards?

Y'ever seen a Carnegie library? Or a printed program with a list of donors?

The leaderboard for charities is having public works and spaces named after you. It's why you'll never find a 'Mrs. Deras' Third Grade Class of 2012 Pavilion.'

As it happens, it has the exact effect you mention, at least according to the wealthy.

    Fundraisers have learned it is easier to raise money in the name of a donor and easier to raise money when others see that you have raised large gifts.

The leaderboard has been there your entire life, we've just never been wealthy enough to consider ourselves part of the game!





user-inactivated  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Carnegie hall was built with his own money (ill gotten, some people would argue, as he was an industrialist) and was in his family's ownership for decades. So, I dunno, does that count?

Well then we're in the tricky area of people like, The Sacklers, using philanthropy to whitewash their names.

    Or a printed program with a list of donors?

I'm kind of flattered you hold me in a regard that you think I'm cultured enough to be in the proximity of those things on the regular. :)

dublinben  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    then we're in the tricky area of people like, The Sacklers, using philanthropy to whitewash their names

Call me a socialist, but I think everyone who can donate "philanthropy" levels of money to various causes has some blood on their hands.

kingmudsy  ·  72 days ago  ·  link  ·  

'scuse me, how much did soros pay you to make this comment? I've only been getting $5 per, maybe you could help me negotiate for that big big commie money

kingmudsy  ·  73 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Valid! I don't think it does.

No worries, I've mostly seen those things at the symphonies my ex used to bring me to. We got a lot of free tickets because she was in the music program - After awhile, you learn who the real bougie people in your city are because their names are printed in a classical font under the "[DIAMOND | LEGACY | FOUNDER | PLATINUM] DONORS" heading :)

Ah shit, I've annihilated the image you had of me as a scrappy rebellious lad just trying to make his way through the world!