Catalyst: Triggering Collective Action with Thresholds

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February 19, 2014

Catalyst: Triggering Collective Action with Thresholds

Presented at CSCW 2014.

Activation thresholds generalize the crowdfunding concept of calling in donations when a collective monetary goal is reached into. With activation thresholds, commitments that are conditioned on others’ participation, and supporters only need to show up for an event if enough other people commit as well. Catalyst is a platform that introduces activation thresholds for on-demand events.


Justin Cheng

February 19, 2014