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Charity donations

Question:
In order to encourage individuals so that they will donate to a certain cause (for example the building of a synagogue/yeshiva or a community learning centre ) can a charity organisation tell the donors that their individual donations will be multiplied (doubled or tripled as in some charidy campaigns) when in fact they will not be?

Answer:

No, this would be gneivas daas, and also causing people to give money under false pretense. If there is in fact other money pledged or coming in and it is being portrayed as a matching campaign [even though the money would likely come in anyway] there would be room to allow such practice, since the money is fact coming in, and it is certainly the desire of that donor that his money be used in a way that will most benefit the organization.

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