NEW paper in JBPA: Follow the crowd

Follow the crowd? Research shows that donors tend to mirror the donation amounts of others, that is the social information effect. Is social information more effective when the crowdfunding campaign just launched, or towards the end? The article written with Rene Bekkers has been published by Journal of Behavioral Public Administration (JBPA) for a summary of... Continue Reading →

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 →


Click here for my PhD Portfolio. Biography Claire (1992) was born in Haarlem, the Netherlands. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2013, she decided to continue her studies at the Vrije Universiteit (VU) University. In 2014, she obtained a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology after conducting an internship as at the Hague University... Continue Reading →

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 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 →

ARTICLE: Follow the crowd (van Teunenbroek & Bekkers)

For the latest draft: click here The following article is under review, comments and suggestions are always welcome ( Below I summarize the main findings, for a complete overview of the findings please read the draft presented above. Short summary (really short) Introduction: Guiding human decision making by a discrete suggestion, that is a nudge,... Continue Reading →

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