Matthijs Terpstra has a Master’s degree on Business Administration, specialised in non-profit organisations. After six years in consultancy, Matthijs joined Movisie, Netherlands Centre for Social Development in 2005, focusing on volunteer effort. In that role, Matthijs managed several national programs on supporting volunteer effort, volunteer organisations and local governments. Since 2016 Matthijs is a member of the board of Movisie and manager of a team of 20 experts on Active Citizenship. Next to his work at Movisie, Matthijs is a forester at Staatsbosbeheer and father of 4 children.