The Netherlands

European Research Network on Philanthropy

Institutional Members

VU University AmsterdamVUlogo
Department of Philanthropic Studies
Website: www.giving.nl

René Bekkers
Department of Philanthropic Studies / FSW
VU University Amsterdam
email: R.Bekkers @ vu.nl

Dick de Gilder
Department of Organizational Science
VU University Amsterdam
email: tc.de.gilder@ vu.nl

Barbara Gouwenberg
Department of Philanthropic Studies
VU University Amsterdam
email: b.m.gouwenberg@ vu.nl

Barry Hoolwerf
VU University Amsterdam
Department of Philanthropic Studies
email: l.k.hoolwerf@ vu.nl

Elly Mariani
Department of Philanthropic Studies / FSW
VU University Amsterdam
email: e.e.mariani@ vu.nl

Theo Schuyt
Department of Philanthropic Studies / FSW
VU University Amsterdam
email: t.schuyt@ vu.nl

Claire van Teunenbroek
Department of Philanthropic Studies / FSW
VU University Amsterdam
email: t.schuyt@ vu.nl
p.s.c.van.teunenbroek@ vu.nl

Erasmus University RotterdamECSP
Erasmus Center for Strategic Philanthropy
Website: www.ecsp.nl

Renate Buijze
Erasmus University
Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy
buijze@law.eur.nl

Ann  Huijbregts-Gummels
Erasmus University
Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy
email: kellieliket@ gmail.com
huijbregts-gummels@ ese.eur.nl

Lucas Meijs
Erasmus University
Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy
email: lmeijs @ rsm.nl

Pushpika Vishwanathan
Erasmus University
Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy
email: pvishwanatan@ rsm.nl

Pamala Wiepking
Department of Business-Society Management
Erasmus Centre for Strategic Philanthropy
Erasmus University Rotterdam
email: pwiepking@ rsm.nl

Individual Members
 
 
Marco van Leeuwen
Department of Sociology/ICS Utrecht University
Postbus 80140
3508 TC Utrecht
The Netherlands
phone: +31 30 253 8225
email: m.h.d.vanleeuwen @ uu.nl
 
Alan Muller
University of Amsterdam
Department of Strategy and Marketing
Plantage Muidergracht 12
1014 TV Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
phone: +31 (0) 20 525 42 62
email: amuller@ uva.nl
 
Jan Smit
Department of Psychiatry
VU University Medical Centre
De Boelelaan 1118
1081 HL Amsterdam
phone: +31 629577086
email: JH.Smit@ ggzingeest.nl
 

Publications

A selection of recently published Dutch philanthropic research

De Wit, A. & Bekkers, R. (2016). Government support and charitable donations: A meta-analysis of the crowding-out hypothesis. Journal of Public Administration & Theory.

Dinesen, P.T. & Bekkers, R. (2016). ‘The Foundations of Individuals’ Generalized Social Trust: A Review’. In: Van Lange, P.A.M., Rockenbach, B., & Yamagishi, T. (Eds.). Trust in Social Dilemmas. Series in Human Cooperation, Volume 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Final version.

Bekkers, R. & Wiepking, P. (2016). Eight Mechanisms That Drive Charitable Giving. In: Moody, M. & Breeze, B. (Eds.). The Routledge Philanthropy Reader. Final version.

Bekkers, R. & Ottoni-Wilhelm, M. (2016). ‘Principle of Care and Giving to Help People in Need’. European Journal of Personality, 30(3): 240-257. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/per.2057

Bekkers, R. (2016). ‘Regional Differences in Philanthropy’. In: Routledge Companion to Philanthropy, edited by J. Harrow, T. Jung & S. Phillips. Routledge. The near-final version is here.

Bekkers, R. (2016). Foundations of Societal Resilience – Talma Lecture 2016. January 15, 2016.

Gouwenberg, B.G., Karamat Ali, D., Hoolwerf, B., Bekkers, R., Schuyt, T.N.M. & Smit, J.H. (2016). Foundations Supporting Research and Innovation in Europe: Results and Lessons From the Eufori Study. The Foundation Review, 8 (1): 11. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.9707/1944-5660.1287

Bekkers, R. (2016). The Analysis of Regional Differences in Philanthropy: Evidence from the European Social Survey, the Eurobarometer and the Giving in the Netherlands Panel Survey. In: Meuleman, R., Kraaykamp, G. & Wittenberg, M. (Eds.). Nederland in context: verschillen en overeenkomsten. Proceedings vijfde Nederlandse Workshop European Social Survey – 22 mei 2015. The Hague: DANS. Paper: https://renebekkers.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/bekkers_16_regional_differences_empirical.pdfSupplementary material (Open Science Framework).

Bekkers, R. (2015). When and Why Matches are More Effective Subsidies Than Rebates. Research in Experimental Economics, Volume 18: Replication in Economic Experiments. Edited by Deck, C. Fatas, E., & Rosenblat, T. Emerald Group Publishing. Slides from the first presentation of this paper, ten years ago. The submitted version is here.

Gouwenberg, B., Karamat Ali, D., Hoolwerf, B., Bekkers, R., Schuyt, T. & Smit, J. (2015). Synthesis Report EUFORI Study: European Foundations for Research and Innovation. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union. Full version (1277 pages, 25 MB) and synthesis report.

Bekkers, R., & De Wit, A. (2015). Policy brief on volunteering, its effects and circumstances. Deliverable 3.5 of the project: “Impact of the Third Sector as Social Innovation” (ITSSOIN), European Commission – 7th Framework Programme, Brussels: European Commission, DG Research.

De Wit, A., Mensink, W., Einarsson, T., & Bekkers, R. (2015). Organisations that facilitate volunteering. Deliverable 3.4 of the project: “Impact of the Third Sector as Social Innovation” (ITSSOIN), European Commission – 7th Framework Programme, Brussels: European Commission, DG Research.

De Wit, A., Bekkers, R., Karamat Ali, D., & Verkaik, D. (2015). Welfare impacts of participation. Deliverable 3.3 of the project: “Impact of the Third Sector as Social Innovation” (ITSSOIN), European Commission – 7th Framework Programme, Brussels: European Commission, DG Research.

Bekkers, R. & Verkaik, D. (2015). How to estimate what participation in third sector activities does for participants. Deliverable 3.2 of the project: “Impact of the Third Sector as Social Innovation” (ITSSOIN, 613177), European Commission – 7th Framework Programme, Brussels: European Commission, DG Research.

Bekkers, R. & De Wit, A. (2015). Participation in volunteering: What helps and Hinders. Deliverable 3.1 of the project: “Impact of the Third Sector as Social Innovation” (ITSSOIN, 613177), European Commission – 7th Framework Programme, Brussels: European Commission, DG Research.

Gouwenberg, B., Karamat Ali, D., Hoolwerf, B., Bekkers, R., Schuyt, T. & Smit, J. (2015). EUFORI Study: European Foundations for Research and Innovation. Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

De Wit, A. & Bekkers, R. (2015). Exploring Gender Differences in Charitable Giving: the Dutch Case. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly. Published version.

Bekkers, R., Schuyt, T.N.M., & Gouwenberg, B.M. (Eds.). Geven in Nederland 2015: Giften, Sponsoring, Legaten en Vrijwilligerswerk. Amsterdam: Reed Business. Summary in EnglishDutch

Wiepking, P. & Bekkers, R. (2015). Giving in the Netherlands: A Strong Welfare State With a Vibrant Nonprofit Sector. Chapter 13 in Wiepking, P. & Handy, F. (Eds.). Generous People, Generous Nations: A Comparative Study of Global Giving. The Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.

Wiepking, P., Bekkers, R.H.F.P., & Osili, U.O. (2015). Examining the Association of Religious Context with Giving to Non-profit Organizations. European Sociological Review, 30(5): 640-654. Preprint; Published version.

Bekkers, R. & Brink Lund, A. (2014). Perceptions of the Third Sector. Deliverable 3.1. of the project: “Impact of the Third Sector as Social Innovation” (ITSSOIN, 613177), European Commission – 7th Framework Programme, Brussels: European Commission, DG Research. http://itssoin.eu/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ITSSOIN_D1_3_Perceptions-of-the-thrid-sector.pdf

Anheier, H. K., Krlev, G., Preuss, S., Mildenberger, G., Bekkers, R., Brink Lund, A. (2014). ITSSOIN Hypotheses. Deliverable 1.4. of the project: “Impact of the Third Sector as Social Innovation” (ITSSOIN, 613177), European Commission – 7th Framework Programme, Brussels: European Commission, DG Research. http://itssoin.eu/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/ITSSOIN_D1_4_ITSSOIN-Hypotheses.pdf

Anheier, H.K.; Krlev, G.; Preuss, S.; Mildenberger, G.; Bekkers, R.; Mensink, W.; Bauer, A.; Knapp, M.; Wistow, G.; Hernandez, A, & Adelaja, B., (2014). Social Innovation as Impact of the Third Sector. Deliverable 1.1 of the project: “Impact of the Third Sector as Social Innovation” (ITSSOIN, 613177), European Commission – 7th Framework Programme, Brussels: European Commission, DG Research. http://itssoin.eu/site/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/ITSSOIN_D1_1_Social-Innovation-as-Impact.pdf

Wiepking, P. & Bekkers, R. (2014). De acht motieven voor geefgedrag: Waarom geven mensen geld aan goede doelen? In: De rol van filantropie in de participatiesamenleving. Stichting Maatschappij en Onderneming.

Bekkers, R. & Schuyt, T.N.M. (2008). ‘And Who is Your Neighbor? Explaining the Effect of Religion on Charitable Giving and Volunteering.’ Review of Religious Research.

Bekkers, R. (2008). ‘Straight From the Heart’. In: Advances in Medical Sociology: Patients, Consumers and Civil Society: US and International Perspectives, edited by Susan Chambré and Melinda Goldner. Emerald Publishing.

Bekkers, R. & Veldhuizen, I. (2008). ‘Geographical Differences in Blood Donation and Philanthropy in the Netherlands: What Role for Social Capital?’ Journal of Economic & Social Geography, 99 (4): 483-496.

Bekkers, R., Völker, B., Van der Gaag, M. & Flap, H.D. (2008). “Social Networks of Participants in Voluntary Associations”. In: Lin, N. & B. Erickson (Eds.). Social Capital: Advances in Research. Oxford University Press.

Bekkers, R. (2008). ‘Volunteerism’. Pp. 641-643 in: Darity, William A. Jr. (Ed.). International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, 2nd Edition. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.

Bekkers, R. (2007). ‘Measuring Altruistic Behavior in Surveys: The All-Or-Nothing Dictator Game.’ Survey Research Methods, 1(3): 139-144.

Bekkers, R. & Wiepking, P. (2007). ‘Generosity and Philanthropy: A Literature Review’. Report commissioned by the John Templeton Foundation. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1015507.

Bekkers, R. (2007). ‘Intergenerational Transmission of Volunteerism.’ Acta Sociologica, 50 (2): 99-114. Bekkers, R. & Crutzen, O. (2007). “Just keep it simple: A field experiment on fundraising letters”.

International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 12 (4): 371-378.

Bekkers, R. (2006). ‘Traditional and Health-Related Philanthropy: The Role of Resources and Personality’. Social Psychology Quarterly, 68 (4): 349-366.

Bekkers, R., & Wiepking, P. (2006). ‘To Give or Not to Give…That’s the Question’. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 35 (3): 533-540.

Bekkers, R. (2006). “Effectiviteit van subsidies voor giften aan goede doelen”. ESB, 91(4477): 8-10.

Bekkers, R. (2005). ‘Participation in Voluntary Associations: Relations with Resources, Personality, and Political Values’. Political Psychology, 26: 439-454.

Bekkers, R. (2004). Giving and Volunteering in the Netherlands: Sociological and Psychological Perspectives. (Dissertation Utrecht University).

Bekkers, R. (2003). “Trust, Accreditation, and Philanthropy in the Netherlands”. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 32, 596-615.

Gilder, Dick de, T.N.M. Schuyt, and Melissa Breedijk. 2005. Effects of an Employee Volunteering Program on the Work Force: The ABN-AMRO Case. Journal of Business Ethics 61:143-152.

GINS95-09. (1995-2009). Dataset: Giving in the Netherlands Study 1995-1999. VU University Amsterdam.

James III, Russell N. & Pamala Wiepking. (2008). A Comparative Analysis of Educational Donors in the Netherlands. Accepted for publication in the International Journal of Educational Advancement 8(2).

Van Lange, P.A.M., Bekkers, R., Schuyt, T.N.M. & Van Vugt, M. (2007). ‘From Games to Giving: Social Value Orientation Predicts Donations to Noble Causes’. Basic & Applied Social Psychology, 29(4): 375-384.

Leene, G.J.F., and T.N.M. Schuyt. (2008). The Power of the Stranger. Structures and Dynamics of Social Interventions: a Theoretical Framework. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishers.

Meijer, May-May & T.N.M. Schuyt. (2005). Corporate Social Performance as a Bottom Line for Consumers. Business and Society 44 (4):442-461.

Wiepking, Pamala & Ineke Maas. (2009). Resources That Make You Generous: Effects of Human, Financial, and Social Resources on Charitable Giving. Social Forces 87(4).

Wiepking, Pamala. 2008. For the Love of Mankind. A Sociological Study on Charitable Giving. (Dissertation VU University Amsterdam).