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

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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

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

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?