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

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Next generation, next step. Blog#6

What is the next step for charities and donors? It should be clear that charities are probably going to have to change a couple of things, one of them the way donors give. The need for a change should not be seen as a threat, but as an opportunity.Next generation donors show less interest in … Continue reading Next generation, next step. Blog#6

Less religous & impact: Same cause, different way? Blog #5

Will the next generation give to the same causes as the previous generation? 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? Change is complex and let's be honest … Continue reading Less religous & impact: Same cause, different way? Blog #5

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

A changing donor: we need them but what do they need? Blog #1

It is obvious that charities need donors, but it is less clear what donors need? This is an important question, since philanthropy is changing and with it the donors. Today’s generation of givers is less religious, less prosocial but higher educated. What do these donors expect from charities before and after they made a donation? Hé! … Continue reading A changing donor: we need them but what do they need? Blog #1

Crowdfunding for science! Blog #5

Financial concerns are the biggest cause of stress for scientists. Crowdfunding can be used to fund small (parts of) research projects. It is important to note that crowdfunding for research is in an early-stage. Also, in general the assembled amounts are small compared to the amounts given through research grants. Still, crowdfunding has its value for … Continue reading Crowdfunding for science! Blog #5

A picky donor: the democratic side of crowdfunding BLOG #4

Philanthropy is changing, and with it, the donors. These days, everyone has an opinion. This is no different in science and philanthropy. Fewer individuals are giving while there is a higher need for additional funding for scientific projects. Are we still using the right solicitation methods? Crowdfunding, an online solicitation/funding method, has the advantage that … Continue reading A picky donor: the democratic side of crowdfunding BLOG #4