International Symposium on Government Policy and Nonprofit Finance, January 29, 2018

International Symposium on Government Policy and Nonprofit Finance Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, January 29, 2018 We would like to invite you to the international symposium on Government Policy and Nonprofit Finance on January 29, 2018 organized by the Center for Philanthropic Studies (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). The symposium addresses two key questions on the relation between government policy and nonprofit finance. The first question is how direct government funding affects private giving, and the second question is how indirect funding through tax incentives affects giving. In the often heated debates on optimal design of tax incentives for charitable giving, empirical evidence on their effects is of crucial importance. Three speakers present results of academic research. Responses from practitioners in government and fundraising are invited to open the discussion on the policy implications of the findings. The symposium is free and open to professionals, scientists, students and other interested persons. Please register your attendance via this link before January 26. Program 14:00 – Welcome and introduction to the symposium by René Bekkers 14:10 – Arjen de Wit, Center for Philanthropic Studies, VU Amsterdam: Government funding and charitable giving in the Netherlands 14:30 – Discussion by Jan Kamphuis (Data-analyst Unicef) 14:45 – Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, IUPUI: Matching donations to higher education in Indiana: Evidence from a natural experiment 15:05 – Discussion by Carolyn Wever (Director foundation of UvA) 15:20 – Sigrid Hemels, Erasmus University Rotterdam: Incentivizing donations through taxation 15:35 – Discussion NAP Thesis Award The Netherlands Academy of Philanthropy (NAP) was founded in 2016 as a partnership between the Major Alliance and professors in the field of philanthropy. The NAP enables more effective and productive collaboration between its members and aims to highlight the role of philanthropy in the Dutch society. One of its mission statements is to encourage younger generations to do research in the field of philanthropy. In this regard the NAP annually awards the best master thesis in the field of philanthropy with a prize. 15:50 – Geert Sanders, professor of Entrepreneurship at Nyenrode University: Some reflections on winning the prize for the most outstanding thesis on Philanthropy 16:15 – Mariëtte Hamer, President of the Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER). The Netherlands Academy of Philanthropy Thesis Award 16:30 – Drinks You may also be interested to attend the public defense of the dissertation of Arjen de Wit, the day after the symposium, on January 30, at 15:30 in the Aula of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.   Kind regards, The Center for Philanthropic Studies Contact:...

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Order now: de jubileum-editie Geven in Nederland 2017

Only in Dutch – In deze elfde uitgave van GIN worden de verschillende soorten bijdragen van huishoudens, individuen, fondsen, bedrijven en goede doelenloterijen in kaart gebracht en samengevoegd tot een macro-economisch overzicht. Nederlanders beperken zich niet tot het geven van geld, zij verrichten ook vrijwilligerswerk op vele maatschappelijke terreinen. In dit boek wordt daarom ook de stand op dat terrein geschetst. GIN2017 geeft antwoord op de volgende vragen: vanuit welke bronnen zijn vrijwillige bijdragen aan maatschappelijke doelen afkomstig? Wat is de waarde van de bijdragen van Nederlandse burgers, bedrijven, fondsen en kansspelen? Welke doelen ontvangen hoeveel steun en op elke manieren? Hoe zijn de hoogte en wijze van bijdragen in de afgelopen jaren veranderd? Het onderzoek geeft inzicht in de omvang, de bronnen en de bestemming van vrijwillige bijdragen. Het boek verschaft al diegenen die werkzaam zijn in en/of (wetenschappelijke) interesse hebben in filantropie de basiskennis over deze sector. Maar ook besturen, staf en directies van instellingen voor cultuur, onderwijs, zorg en welzijn zullen in dit boek informatie vinden als zij zich op fondsenwerving (gaan) richten. Geven in Nederland 2017 wordt uitgegeven door social enterprise Lenthe. Het boek is nu beschikbaar. Bestel uw exemplaar nu voor €47,50. De verzendkosten bedragen...

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Giving in Europe launched at Spring of Philanthropy

The total amount of philanthropic contributions in Europe is estimated at EUR 87.5 billion annually. This is a lower bound estimate from 20 European countries that contributed to Giving in Europe, the first study measuring philanthropy in Europe. The study was officially presented in Brussels at the King Baudouin Foundation organized event “Spring of European Philanthropy” on May 12th. Mr. Herman van Rompuy, former President of the European Council received the first copy. According Mr. van Rompuy ‘there would be no Europe without philanthropy’.   Giving in Europe sheds light on authentic European philanthropic performance and serves as a tool to measure the prosocial surplus in European societies. It is an initial attempt to map philanthropy in Europe and presents a first overall estimation of the total philanthropic giving by households, bequests, foundations, corporations and charity lotteries. The study shows that households (including bequests) are the main source of philanthropic contributions (53%, EUR 46 billion), followed by corporations (25%, EUR 21.7 billion), foundations (19%, EUR 16 billion) and lotteries (3%, EUR 3 billion). ERNOP President Prof. Theo Schuyt states that ‘Philanthopy is not an American , but a European invention’. Giving in Europe contributes to reframing philanthropy in the mindset of many policymakers and politicians in Europe. Despite the promising signs of an emerging philanthropy sector in Europe, it is still a phenomenon and a sector that is not very well understood. Besides the anecdotal glimpses from national researchers and the great work that has been carried out on the subdomains of philanthropy, we know little about its actual scope, size and forms in Europe. For a better discussion and assessment of the (potential) role that philanthropy can play in solving societal problems, a clear picture of the size and scope of philanthropy is needed. Giving in Europe further aims to stimulate researchers, policy makers and philanthropy professionals in fostering research on philanthropy and to inspire to exchange knowledge and information. This pioneering study has been carried out by the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP), an association that was founded in January 2008 by collaborating philanthropy researchers in Europe. ERNOP’s mission is to advance, coordinate and promote excellence in philanthropic research in Europe. A two-pager with the most important numbers and an Executive Summary are available as download. Giving in Europe. The State of Research on Giving in 20 European Countries. Barry Hoolwerf & Theo Schuyt (eds.). Lenthe Publishers. Amsterdam, 2017. ISBN 9789075458862 For more information on the study contact Barry Hoolwerf: info@ernop.euSuccessfully Encoded / l.k.hoolwerf@vu.nlSuccessfully Encoded /...

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