You have two choices:
- You owe me. For example, I could say “I’ve written for you daily for the last three months. Since you’ve read and enjoyed (at least a couple), you owe me.” Does that make you want to do me a favor by donating to ALS-TDI?
- I will owe you. For example, I could say, “If you do me the favor by donating to ALS-TDI, I will owe you a matching donation.” Does that make you want to do me a favor by donating to ALS-TDI?
The latter should. And I will.
Donate today and I will match your donation 100%.
Now you can’t say “What have you done for me lately?” Even though I did just teach you how to ask for a favor.
I actually need to put a limit on this match offer because my girlfriend has a big network of donors. Let’s say $500 aggregate match, matching donations as they come in. If you donate after the $500 aggregate match, I will owe you.