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The Center of Philanthropic Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
VU University Amsterdam
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June 6th, 2023
Classical economic theory has posited offering incentives - through monetary or nonmonetary extrinsic rewards - is a promising strategy to encourage prosocial behavior. However, results from empirical research on the effect of incentives on prosocial behavior are mixed. While some studies provide evidence for a positive effect of incentives andRead more...
May 25th, 2023
For organizations that aim to connect donors with recipients, solicitations are an important tool used in an attempt to encourage prosocial behavior. Compliance with these solicitations, however, tends to vary between individuals and social contexts. Can the characteristics of a social context have an influence on how potential blood donorsRead more...
February 2nd, 2023
Center for Philanthropic Studies researchers receive Emotional Well-being and Health Data Analysis Award
January 31st, 2023
Unemployment, especially when involuntary, often has a negative effect on one’s emotional well-being. But is that the same for volunteers and non-volunteers? It could be that volunteers are less sensitive to the stress of job loss by having a social support network and performing a meaningful social activity through theirRead more...
January 31st, 2023
In the corona year 2020, the Netherlands gave 5.6 billion euros to charitable organizations. This is evident from the research Giving in the Netherlands by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Companies in particular have started giving more to charitable causes: they gave 2.2 billion euros. In 2018, that was still 1.9Read more...
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