Lucas Meijs


Lucas C.P.M. Meijs graduated in 1991 at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He joined the doctorate program in general management at the same institute. In 1997 he defended his Ph.D. dissertation: "Management of Volunteer Organizations."

Meijs is now a Full Professor with an emphasis on "strategic philanthropy and volunteering” in the Department of Business-Society Management, Rotterdam School of Management. He teaches nonprofit management and business-nonprofit partnerships. He has published articles on issues relating to volunteer management, Volunteer energy, how to support/promote volunteering and volunteer organizations, and the relationship between business and nonprofit.

Meijs was a member of the Dutch National Policy Committee on local volunteer policy, aimed at getting local municipalities to create policies to support volunteerism. He was also a member of the national Dutch advisory board on Social Policy. He served as the first non-North American editor of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. He is member of several boards including a corporate foundation and the local castle.