I work as an assistant professor at the Department of Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. I study philanthropy and nonprofit organizations from a cross-national and interdisciplinary perspective. Starting May 2010, my work is funded by a 'Veni'-grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. Together with other researchers I have published on philanthropic behavior in –among others- Social Forces, Voluntas and the Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
I am a member of the editorial board for the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. I am also board member and founding member of the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP). I am also Vice President of Regional Associations for ICSERA, the International Council of Voluntarism, Civil Society, and Social Economy Researcher Associations. I am a member of the research committee of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute, based at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and I am a board member of the Dutch Fundraising Institute (IF). I lecture at the Erasmus University on the topic of methodology of business research.
Charitable giving; philanthropy; donations; third sector; quantitative methods and analysis (SPSS, stata); sociological research
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