PLEASED TO MEET YOU: Me and my research in 3 minutes

In dit filmpje pitch ik het belang van mijn onderzoek in 1 minuut. : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoiMWZb8HSQ In dit filmpje stel ik mijzelf en mijn onderzoek kort voor. Klik op de link hieronder om het filmpje te bekijken. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjS2kd-TJZY&t=2s  

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10 key characteristics of crowdfunding, part II – Blog #3

This is the second part of the 10 key characteristics of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding as a financial tool is not 100% a new thing. Can we even say it is a new thing, and is it an attractive tool? Well there are some features that make crowdfunding unique. Below we discuss 3 additional characteristics of crowdfunding. … Continue reading 10 key characteristics of crowdfunding, part II – Blog #3

Crowdfunding research: how does that work?

Written by Connie van Uffelen news editor at the Delta Journalistic platform TU Delft.  Is crowdfunding an option to finance your research? PhD student Claire van Teunenbroek from the Centre for Philanthropic Studies at the VU is exploring that topic. Lees in het Nederlands As a researcher, you are increasingly dependent on research funding from third … Continue reading Crowdfunding research: how does that work?

10 key characteristics of crowdfunding, part I – Blog #2

In this blog series we want to determine whether an increasing focus on crowdfunding is a logical step for the philanthropic sector.  Is crowdfunding in line with the next generation of givers? In order to answer this question I will present the 10 key characteristics of crowdfunding. The word 'crowdfunding' appeared more than ten years … Continue reading 10 key characteristics of crowdfunding, part I – Blog #2

Crowdfunding science-only projects: Good alliance, or bad marriage?

Slides of the presentation: Crowdfunding for Science_VanTeunenbroek2018 I've been asked to provide a lecture about the possibilities of crowdfunding to fund scientific projects (that is science-only crowdfunding). For a short preview, see below: There is an increasing focus on third party funding to support scientific research, since it can be a resourceful way for scholars and … Continue reading Crowdfunding science-only projects: Good alliance, or bad marriage?

The 4 basics of crowdfunding – Blog#1

This is the first blog of the new blog series: all you need to know about crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is an online funding tool that emerged in 2006 here in Amsterdam. In this blog I explain the four key concepts of crowdfunding: the initiator, the platform, the project and the donors. This blog will provide you … Continue reading The 4 basics of crowdfunding – Blog#1

Crowdfunding for science: let it be?

I am often asked about the opportunity of crowdfunding to fund scientific projects. Is it of any use? Isn't it insignificant, meaning that the amounts assembled are too small. In my opinion crowdfunding should not be overlooked and is has its opportunities. Is it a savior? No it is not, but what is? Well, not a … Continue reading Crowdfunding for science: let it be?

Upcoming COURSE: Reaching the Crowd: Video-making and Online Engagement for Research Promotion, Transparency and Impact

The value of research lies not just in developing knowledge, but also in communicating the findings: so reach out to the crowd and connect!  With that being said, let me introduce you to the following awesome course I'll give in collaboration with Scientist Wanted provided by the VU Graduate Winter School: Video-making and Online Engagement for Research … Continue reading Upcoming COURSE: Reaching the Crowd: Video-making and Online Engagement for Research Promotion, Transparency and Impact

NEW blog series: All you need to know about crowdfunding

All you need to know about crowdfunding in 6 blogs I will upload a new blog series after the summer break: ‘all you need to know about crowdfunding’. In this blog series we focus on the following questions: (1) is crowdfunding in line with the new generation of givers and (2) is it a logical … Continue reading NEW blog series: All you need to know about crowdfunding

Crowdfunding to fetch our T-rex: A lot of coins for a lot of old bones

As of May 2018 I’m an official blogger for several sites. I wrote this blog a short while ago, it is featured by ISTR.

ISTR 2018 Conference Blog

Guest post by Claire van Teunenbroek, 3rd year PhD student at the Center for Philanthropic Studies at VU University. You can read more about Claire’s research on her blog here.

Trix the T.rex: a successful Dutch crowdfunding project

A long time ago far away from Amsterdam, ‘Trix’ the Tyrannosaurus (T-rex) roamed the earth. She stood twelve meters tall, weighed five thousand kilos and had more than 50 sharp teeth of about 20 centimetres long. These days, the T-rex skeleton (lovingly dubbed “Trix,” which is a common Dutch pet name and the nickname for our previous queen) travels through Europe thanks to more than 23,000 Dutch donors. After the tour, the T-rex will be on permanent display at the Naturalis, a Dutch museum of Biodiversity.

The bones of this beautiful female T-Rex, who lived about 66 to 67 million years ago, were found in Montana, USA during an…

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