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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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