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Latest issue of the ERNOP Research Notes

The research notes are published quarterly.

Issue I: December 2022

How to make volunteering more inclusive?

Authors: Philine S. M. van Overbeeke, Stephanie A. Koolen-Maas, Lucas C.P.M. Meijs, & Jeffrey L. Brudney
Provided by: Teresa Sofio from Centre for European Volunteering (CEV)

Certain groups tend to be excluded from volunteer opportunities based on perceptions about lack of previous volunteering experience and perceptions by receiving organisations. What strategies can be used by organisations that recruit and place volunteers to guarantee a more diverse and inclusive environment for participants?

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Showing donation amounts of other donors increase average donation amounts
Authors: Claire van Teunenbroek, René Bekkers & Bianca Beersma

Provided by: Claire van Teunenbroek and Barry Hoolwerf from the European Research Network On Philanthropy (ERNOP)

This article explores how donation amounts can be increased without donors feeling unhappy about donating a higher amount. What happens when fundraisers mention the donation amount of other donors? People donate higher amounts (10%) if they can see the donation amount of others. However, the chance of giving was unaffected: it cannot be used to increase the number of donors. Donors reported happier moods after donating, especially among the group who could see the donation amount of others (10%). This means that the way we increased donation amounts were not perceived as forceful since there was no adverse effect on donors’ moods.

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Corporate Foundations as Partnership Brokers in Supporting the SDGs

Author: Theresa Gehringer

Provided by: Sevda Kilicalp from Philea Philanthropy Europe Association (Philea)

To what extent do Corporate Foundations (CF) consider SDGs in their processes and activities? To what extent do CF perceive themselves as initiators of cross-sector collaborative arrangements to support SDGs? This article seeks to understand whether corporate foundations (CF) proactively incorporate SDGs and agree on their role to act not only as direct financiers but also as brokers facilitating the process of cross-sector partnerships.

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Developing a children’s rights approach to fundraising with children in primary schools and the ethics of cultivating philanthropic citizenship

Authors: Alison Body, Emily Lau, Lindsey Cameron & Shazza Ali

Provided by: Simona Biancu from the European Fundraising Association

Many successful fundraising initiatives involve children in primary schools. However, children’s engagement in fundraising is often passive, without an actual awareness of their choices. Is this passive engagement in fundraising ethical? Is this approach able to foster long-term engagement and, in the end, an effective children’s philanthropic citizenship (CPC)? If not, how can CPC be encouraged and developed by NPOs and schools?

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