Stimulating giving with one small addition

Practical implications for the use of social information as a stimulant for donation behavior.  The following report is a summary of my dissertation and based on five years of scientific research. In this report we discuss how and when social information can be used as a stimulant for charitable giving. Why follow the donation behavior … Continue reading Stimulating giving with one small addition

Open science and pre-registration: let’s unite instead of fight

Open science and pre-registration, why am I writing a blog about this? I often hear that PhD’s perceive their work as stressful, competitive, solitary and disconnected with the rest of the world. A seemingly unrelated problem is the private profit maximization and the collective inefficiency in information asymmetries that are inherent in competitive markets. What … Continue reading Open science and pre-registration: let’s unite instead of fight

NEW in NVSQ: Look to Others Before You Leap

People are influenced by the #donation behavior of others (i.e. social information), but why & when? The article written with Rene Bekkers and Bianca Beersma explores the effectiveness of social information as a charitable stimulant. While the societal and scientific focus on philanthropy has increased (Schuyt, 2012), the field misses a solid theoretical framework as … Continue reading NEW in NVSQ: Look to Others Before You Leap

Did the connection fail? The slow digital transformation of donations

This blog was published by Alliance Magazine, click here for the original post. When did you last donate to an online donation campaign? Researchers at the ERNOP conference came to an astonishing conclusion: the digital transformation for the non-profit sector hasn’t happened yet, at least not in terms of donations. Sure, lots of charities use … Continue reading Did the connection fail? The slow digital transformation of donations

New forms of philanthropy: New ways of support

Philanthropy: the individual voluntary contribution (money, time, goods expertise) for the benefit of the public good (Payton, 1988). I started my very first article citing this definition. However, five years later I question whether this definition still applies. These days we can share a lot more than just money, time (i.e. volunteering) and expertise. While … Continue reading New forms of philanthropy: New ways of support

Follow the crowd! The effect of information on donation behavior

Why do we donate more when others are doing it too? This question has motivated me throughout my PhD. I still don’t have a concrete answer, and I don’t expect I will have one any time soon. Human behavior is such a mystery! I feel very fortunate for being payed to do what I love: … Continue reading Follow the crowd! The effect of information on donation behavior

Why a pre-analysis data plan is important, useful and easily done

More and more scientists talk about open science and preregistering your design. The main goal is to warrant the quality of the research and to ensure that the knowledge is shared. I have a positive experience with preregistration. However, is can oftentimes seem daunting and binding. My fellow PhDs ask me: ‘what if I make … Continue reading Why a pre-analysis data plan is important, useful and easily done

Vlog/promo: online engagement, video making and open science

Hi there. I've developed a short promo for our newest course, in collaboration with the VU Graduate Winter School. You can watch the promo/vlog BY CLICKING HERE.  <<<<<<<<<<< During the course you will learn more about online engagement and video making. You will receive an extensive pitch and video making training. During the course we will … Continue reading Vlog/promo: online engagement, video making and open science

COURSE manual: Reaching the crowd

The following course is hosted by the VU Graduate Winter School between the 14th and 18th of January 2019 at the VU University. You can read the complete course manual here. If you want to apply, click here.  Reaching the crowd: Video making and online engagement for research promotion, transparency and impact. Contact summary Course level … Continue reading COURSE manual: Reaching the crowd