PhD defence S.A. (Stephanie) Maas

Prof.dr. L.C.P.M. Meijs
Prof.dr. J.P. Cornelissen
Friday 20 Mar 2020, 11:30 - 13:00
PhD defence
Senate Hall
Erasmus Building
Campus Woudestein
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S.A. Maas will defend her PhD dissertation, entitled: ‘In the Moment of Giving: Essays on contemporary forms of private and corporate philanthropy’.

No part of the philanthropic landscape appears to be as diverse as the ways in which individuals and for-profit organizations seek to do good. While philanthropy is not a new phenomenon, its diversification of practices and the emergence of (third party) organizations and new vehicles call for a renewed understanding. The studies in this dissertation represent a more in-depth exploration of contemporary forms of private and corporate philanthropy. The four studies advance our understanding in two areas of research. First, I examine temporary episodic volunteering by examining National Days of Service initiated by a third party. National Days of Service are state- or countrywide volunteering programs in which individuals and groups support nonprofit organizations by giving their time to a one-day time-limited volunteer project. In the first two studies, I show how nonprofit organizations integrate National Days of Service and how they can do so more meaningfully.  Second, I examine two vehicles that channel important elements of corporate philanthropy and stand between corporate donors and nonprofit recipients. These include a corporate foundation serving the interests of multiple corporate donors simultaneously (collective corporate foundation) and third party intermediary organizations. In the last two studies, I demonstrate how these two channels of corporate philanthropy add value and what the consequences are for the corporate donor and nonprofit recipient.

The public defence will take place at the Senatehall, 1st floor of the Erasmus Building, Campus Woudestein. The ceremony will begin exactly at 11.30 hrs. In light of the solemn nature of the ceremony, we recommend that you do not take children under the age of 6 to the first part of the ceremony.

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