Change Lives and Unlock Free Strategy Videos!

As I did last year, I’m once again raising money this holiday season for the Bay Area Urban Debate League, a non-profit organization I’m deeply involved with as a Board member, volunteer, and donor. Debating in high school and college changed my life, and in the 15 years that I’ve been involved with the urban debate movement, I’ve seen it change the lives of hundreds of kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. If you enjoy listening to me talk about poker on the Thinking Poker Podcast or in my strategy videos, well, debate is the reason I can think as critically and analyze things as clearly as I can. Please help me extend this opportunity to young people who stand to benefit tremendously from it – you’ll get access to lots of great poker content in the process!

For every $1000 raised, I’m releasing a poker strategy video that will be at least an hour long. Plus, every person who donates at least $20 will be entered in a drawing to win great prizes like a custom video, a free month at Tournament Poker Edge, an item from, or coaching with Nate Meyvis!

Please click here to donate now. Your donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated!

5 thoughts on “Change Lives and Unlock Free Strategy Videos!

  1. Andrew,
    Razoo (and all other donation platforms) take over 7% of the donation in fees. Many people like the convenience of credit cards for donations, and that’s why charities use these platforms, but I would encourage everyone to mail in a check (or send an EFT) so that 100% goes to Bay Area Urban Debate League.
    Bay Area Urban Debate League
    287 17th St, Suite 201
    Oakland, CA 94612

    • Thanks, Dan. Of course you’re right about the fees. This is beyond my pay grade, but my guess is that there are some intangibles associated with using a platform like Razoo, particularly for smaller donations. In particular, there’s the social/signaling piece, where seeing what others give perhaps makes an individual more likely to donate. And just lowering the barrier to donating, so that some well-meaning person doesn’t decide to mail a check “later” and then never get around to it, may be a factor as well. But that’s just speculation on my part – I’m certainly in favor mailing checks and dodging fees, especially for larger donations! #nitcast

      • I won’t argue either side, but note that you can check a box and add the processing fee to the donation. I did that, which was worth the convenience.

    • Thanks! Coming later this week! (Though really that’s one I already owed for clearing $3000. So at least one more coming next week!)

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