Reminders, Payment Method and Charitable Giving: Evidence from an Online Experiment

7 Pages Posted: 26 Feb 2014

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Axel Sonntag

University of Vienna - Vienna Center for Experimental Economics

Daniel John Zizzo

University of Queensland - School of Economics

Date Written: February 26, 2014

Abstract

We present the results of an experiment testing whether different methods of payment in combination with different reminder intervals affect the amounts of charitable donations. Following a lab session, participants could make online donations to charity for a total duration of three months. Reminder intervals and payment methods did not affect the total amounts donated, although participants were more likely to donate at least once when receiving monthly (and not weekly) email reminders.

Keywords: charitable giving, payment method, reminders, online experiment

JEL Classification: C91, D64, L31

Suggested Citation

Sonntag, Axel and Zizzo, Daniel John, Reminders, Payment Method and Charitable Giving: Evidence from an Online Experiment (February 26, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2401516 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2401516

Axel Sonntag

University of Vienna - Vienna Center for Experimental Economics ( email )

Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1
Vienna, Vienna 1090
Austria

Daniel John Zizzo (Contact Author)

University of Queensland - School of Economics ( email )

St Lucia
Brisbane, Queensland 4072
Australia

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