(This came up because the idea was included in an illustration idea at Suggestions for How it works )

For reference, the concept of more-and-more matching of each extra cent is something we presented early on at https://wiki.snowdrift.coop/about/mechanism#existing-patrons-match-each-new-patron — so the chart there is just another way to see the same pattern.

The math isn’t that far off, but the presentation is confusing. 10,000 people each giving a penny is $100. So, when the pledge value goes up by 1¢, the 10,000 patrons together give an extra $100.

Of course, in our crowdmatching, the only way to raise the pledge value by 1¢ is to get 10 new patrons. So, we actually get ~$200 extra because of the increase in pledge value *and* patron numbers.

- Each of 9,990 patrons gives $9.99, project gets $99,800.10
- Each of 10,000 patrons, gives $10, project gets, $100,000.
- Each of 10,010 patrons, gives $10.01, project gets $100,200.10

Around 10,000 patrons, **each penny more than I gave before is part of the project getting ~$200 extra** (~$100 extra from the existing patrons plus ~$100 extra from 10 new patrons each giving ~$10).

@david noted this early on (EDIT: we’ve decided to deprecate that framing now).

Whether this framing is especially convincing or important, I’m not sure. But maybe this framing or variations of it could be tried to see how it connects with people.