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Ph.D. — VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Philanthropic Studies, January 2004 – April 2008
Title Ph.D. thesis: “For the Love of Mankind. A Sociological Study on Charitable Giving.” Defended: April 21, 2008. Supervisors: Prof. dr. Th.N.M. Schuyt (VU University) and dr. I. Maas (Utrecht University).
M.Sc. — Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Sociology, 2002, Title M.Sc. thesis: “Gender Differences in Poverty: A Cross-national Study” (in Dutch).
Dr. Pamala Wiepking (Schiedam, 1978) is the inaugural Visiting Stead Family Chair in International Philanthropy at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. She studies cross-national and interdisciplinary explanations of philanthropy.
She aims to make philanthropy more meaningful for all actors involved and she is the 2017 UMD SPP Do Good Institute-ARNOVA Award for Global Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership recipient for her leadership in international philanthropy and nonprofit research. Together with other researchers she has published on philanthropic behavior in—among others—Social Forces, European Sociological Review, Social Science Research, Voluntas and the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly.
She is co-editor (with Femida Handy) of the Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy, which won the 2016 ARNOVA Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize. She is a member of the editorial board for the Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly and the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. Pamala is one of the founding members of the European Research Network on Philanthropy and the Center for Global Generosity. She is also board member of the Dutch Fundraising Institute (NLFL).
Pamala is the mother of Yse (2012) and Olli (2015).
- Explanations for prosocial behavior
- Certificate programs for philanthropy professionals
- Resources That Make You Generous: Effects of Human, Financial, and Social Resources on Charitable GivingGraduate courses on designing research questions, research projects, and
- Supervision Master theses
- Supervision Bachelor theses
- Introduction to Research Methods
- Introduction to Statistical Analysis
On global philanthropy:
- The Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy (with Femida Handy, Eds.)
- Do Government Expenditures Shift Private Philanthropic Donations to Particular Fields of Welfare? Evidence from Cross-country Data (with Arjen de Wit, Michaela Neumayr and Femida Handy)
- Examining the association of religious context with giving to nonprofit organizations (with René Bekkers and Una Osili)
- Explaining Differences in Charitable Giving in Europe (with René Bekkers)
- Documentation Individual International Philanthropy Database (IIPD) (with Femida Handy)
On (motivations for) giving:
- A literature review of empirical studies of philanthropy: Eight mechanisms that drive charitable giving (with René Bekkers)
- Who Gives? A Literature Review of Predictors of Charitable Giving I – Religion, Education, Age and Socialization (with René Bekkers)
- Who Gives? A Literature Review of Predictors of Charitable Giving II – Gender, Marital Status, Income and Wealth (with René Bekkers)
- Testing Mechanisms for Philanthropic Behaviour (with René Bekkers)
- Resources That Make You Generous: Effects of Human, Financial, and Social Resources on Charitable Giving (with Ineke Maas)
- Feeling Poor, Acting Stingy: The Effect of Money Perception on Charitable Giving (with Beth Breeze)
- Democrats support international relief and the upper class donates to art? How opportunity, incentives and confidence affect donations to different types of charitable organizations
- The Philanthropic Poor: In Search of Explanations for the Relative Generosity of Lower Income Households
- Why Are the Oldest Old Less Generous? An Explanation for the Unexpected Age-related Drop in Charitable Giving (with Russell N. James III)
- Does Who Decides Really Matter? Causes and Consequences of Personal Financial Management in the Case of Larger and Structural Charitable Donations (with René Bekkers)
- The Giving Standard: Conditional Cooperation in the Case of Charitable Giving (with Merijn Heijnen)
- A Comparative Analysis of Educational Donors in the Netherlands (with Russell N. James)
- For the Love of Mankind. A Sociological Study on Charitable Giving PhD Dissertation VU University Amsterdam.
On methods of studying charitable giving:
- To give or not to give, that’s the question: How methodology is destiny in Dutch giving data (with René Bekkers)
- Accuracy of Self-reports on Donations to Charitable Organizations (with René Bekkers)
On bequest giving:
- Motives and Barriers to Bequest Giving: The Willing and the ‘Unwilling’ (with Wendy Scaife and Katie McDonald)
- Leaving a Legacy: Bequest Giving in Australia (with Kym Madden and Katie McDonald)
On mass media campaigns for charitable organizations:
- Picturing Generosity. Factors of Success and Failure of National Campaigns in the Netherlands (with Marco H.D. van Leeuwen)
- National Campaigns for Charitable Causes: A Literature Review (with Marco van Leeuwen)
Honors & Awards
- 2017 UMD SPP Do Good Institute-ARNOVA Award for Global Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership.
- Best conference paper award for the paper A Different Driver? Exploring Employee Engagement in Corporate Philanthropy, at the European Research Network on Philanthropy (ERNOP) Conference in Copenhagen, July 12 2017 (with Beth Breeze).
- 2016 Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Book Prize for The Palgrave Handbook of Global Philanthropy by the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA), the largest international association for research on philanthropy (with Femida Handy).
- 2016 Academy of Management (AOM) Emerald Best International Symposium Award at the 2016 AOM Conference (with Femida Handy and Lonneke Roza).
- 2016 Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Emerging Scholar Award for research on philanthropy and fundraising.
Grants & Funding
- “Creating comparable giving data.” Support Programme National and International Project (SNIP) grant from the Erasmus University. €10,000
- “Generous People, Generous Nations” Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Grant number 016.105.179 (veni grant). 2009-2014. €250,000
- “Net Worth donors in the Netherlands,” funding provided by Mindwize and Elite Research. €50,000.