Thanks! Yup, if we were guaranteed success, I agree it would be worth it. On the other hand, I don’t know how likely that is or how much money we’d attract if we did get off the ground. We’re trying to get people to participate in a rudimentary version of our platform to see how much interest there is in this sort of thing.
Thanks for recommending the funds. I’m not heavily involved in this community (yet) so I wasn’t aware of these; we will definitely look into them!
I’ve thought about allowing matches besides 1:1, but this seems overly complicated. Seems like a much higher barrier to entry if a donor has to make the additional choice of “what ratios am I willing to match my money at.” I agree the idea is appealing in theory though!
It’s good to know that people hate choosing between charities. It seems like a good solution may be to have a default charity (as Sanjay suggested below) but still give people a choice.