MBAvolunteers increases its minimum donation amount from $100 to $175 per application review. The decision was made after assessing both the time volunteers take to review applications and after benchmarking our service against similar application review services (e.g. consultants, other current MBA student review services).
On average, an application review takes around 3-4 hours. Given the extremely busy lives of MBA students and alumni, we found that the time we take to provide thorough reviews should yield more donations for non-profits.
Also, after reviewing our competition, we found the cheapest application review service to charge $250 per application (while the most expensive service charged $600). Therefore, an increase of our minimum donation to $175 appears to be more than justified, also considering that the money raised goes directly to non-profit organizations.