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

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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?

A changing donor, summary. Blog #7

Do charities have to change their strategies in order to stay in the game? These are two important questions. If the target group changes, so should the organization. Right? Yes, probably but in which way? The philanthropic world is experiencing an overall participation decrease: fewer individuals donate. Are we still satisfying the needs of donors? … Continue reading A changing donor, summary. Blog #7

Trust and relationships: all about engaging Blog#4

Charities find it harder to reach (potential) donors. They also note that even if they come in contact with a potential donor their solicitation methods fail. Most people focus on the motives of the givers to determine the important aspects for nonprofits. However, those who do not give are just as interesting and important if you … Continue reading Trust and relationships: all about engaging Blog#4

Dag van de Filantropie 2018 (NL)

De dag van de filantropie 2018 was zeker interessant en inspirerend. Wat kan filantropie betekenen voor het onderwijs? Een zeer belangrijke vraag. Veel belangrijker dan de meeste mensen denken. Onderwijs en onderzoek is niet bepaald een populaire geef categorie. Mogelijk omdat mensen het zien als een overheidstaak. Ja, de overheid is verantwoordelijk voor het financieren … Continue reading Dag van de Filantropie 2018 (NL)

The 3 basics of philanthropy Blog#3

What does a donor need? In order to answer this question we considered the importance of efficacy and quality singels. But maybe I forgot an essential step: the three basics of philanthropy. In order for a donor to care about philanthropy they should know what it is. Do they?  Hé! Each month I will upload a … Continue reading The 3 basics of philanthropy Blog#3

VLOG#5: de 3 basics van filantropie (NL)

De week van de filantropie 2018 is begonnen  Maar wat is filantropie nou eigenlijk? Dat en meer leg ik uit in mijn nieuwste Vlog (vlog#5). Veel kijk plezier! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRs0noosMCY&t=120s Ik merk dat veel mensen moeite hebben met het woord filantropie, wat jammer is aangezien iedereen wel eens in contact is geweest met en afhankelijk is van … Continue reading VLOG#5: de 3 basics van filantropie (NL)

Impact: I want to make a difference! Blog#2

What does a donor want and need? This is an important question for nonprofits to consider. Another important question is: how can I satisfy the need of my donor(s)? People are becoming less pro social and charities note that their solicitation methods are less effective than before: generosity is declining. So lets start thinking about changing/updating the solicitation methods. … Continue reading Impact: I want to make a difference! Blog#2

Waar denken mensen aan bij: filantropie? (NL & Eng)

For ENGLISH please scroll down. Eerder vroeg ik via Twitter en LinkedIn waar mensen aan denken bij het woord filantropie. Een totaal van 28 reacties (binnen 1 dag) weergeeft dat mensen vooral denken aan geld, goede doelen, helpen, doneren en donateur. Het is opvallend dat mensen vooral denken dat filantropie te maken heeft met het … Continue reading Waar denken mensen aan bij: filantropie? (NL & Eng)