Blog

Our team members regularly share their ideas and thoughts on topics and issues we are working on. This does not happen in regular intervals, but whenever we feel that we have something to say.

Reading Recommendations for December

This month's reading recommendations mainly present interesting articles on how digitalization transforms the philanthropic sector. 

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Companies have to rethink their role in society

The study “MEHRWERT²”, jointly developed by Beyond Philanthropy and Social Impact, was published in September. In his blogpost, Maximilian Grimm describes the relevance and implications of new approaches to corporate social innovation.

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Transparency – a missed opportunity for (corporate) foundations

Regarding  the non-profit sector, transparency has always been an important topic. In this blog post, Anne-Sophie Oehrlein explains why the lack of transparency is particularly remarkable when it comes to (corporate) foundations.

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Do we need an empathy machine?

Some approaches use Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality to promote empathy. In her blogpost, Gabriele Störmann displays exemplary projects and asks herself whether using machines is the right thing to do in order to teach empathy.

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In Between Different Worlds – My Internship at Beyond Philanthropy

Eva Schneider supported us for the last three months as intern at Beyond Philanthropy. In this blog entry, she shares her experiences with you and describes what it's like to be an intern in our office.

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How do foundations gather knowledge?

In April, our colleague Lea shares her thoughts on how foundations gather knowledge. The simple answer: They exchange knowledge with other foundations.

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6 QUESTIONS FOR THE CKX PHILANTHROPY FELLOW

Read this interview with Beyond Philanthropy’s Managing Director Michael Alberg-Seberich to find out more about his fellowship in Canada and his research plans for the upcoming six months in Toronto.

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THE IMPACT MEASUREMENT CONUNDRUM

Michael Alberg-Seberich, Beyond Philanthropy’s Managing Director, shares his experience with impact measurement in Germany's Third Sector. Michael wrote this blog entry as CKX Canadian Philanthropy Fellow in Toronto.

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Corporate Foundations as outdated institution?

In a critical blog in Stiftung&Sponsoring, Michael Alberg-Seberich and Maximilian Grimm challenge corporate foundations as appropriate tool to engage socially (German only).

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Neighbors in Values: Philanthropy and Civil Society across Borders

Michael Alberg-Seberich and Diya Khanna analyse the role philanthropy is and should be playing in respect of migration.

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Reconciliation as a driver for engaged philanthropy

Michael Alberg-Seberich attended the Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC) Conference 2016. In this blog entry he recaps his impressions of this event from an outsider's perspective.

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Suddenly Mainstream: Philanthropy for Refugees in Germany

Michael Alberg-Seberich and Isabell Bleienheuft publish their take on the CEP Blog.

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Förderwettbewerbe: Ausschreibungen erfolgreich planen und durchführen (German only)

Förderwettbewerbe: Ausschreibungen erfolgreich planen und durchführen (German only)

Gabriele Stoermann and Julia Roehrich contribute to a publication by Bertelsmann Stiftung on planning and managing tender offers.
Publisher: Bertelsmann Stiftung

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Impact Investing Vermögen wirkungsorientiert anlegen – ein Praxishandbuch (German only)

Impact Investing Vermögen wirkungsorientiert anlegen – ein Praxishandbuch (German only)

Fabian Suwanprateep contributes a book chapter on Schneider Electric’s CSR activities to show how Corporate Impact Investing can be successful Link to buy book.

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Observations from the EVPA Conference 2015: The Role of Corporates in Venture Philanthropy (English only)

Observations from the EVPA Conference 2015: The Role of Corporates in Venture Philanthropy (English only)

Fabian Suwanprateep writes on Alliance Magazine about growing interest of corporates in the field of venture philanthropy.

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Germany`s foundation day – the largest gathering of foundations in Europe

Germany`s foundation day – the largest gathering of foundations in Europe

Julia Röhrich gives an insider perspective on the German foundation day in Leipzig

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