A strong network for a greater impact

As Switzerland’s largest digital philanthropy platform, the online portal stiftungschweiz.ch promotes direct dialog between donors, grant giving organizations and non-profit organizations, as well as experts and companies. Innovative services for direct, secure online donations and for streamlined funding processes, practical offerings for integral digital fundraising, and a wealth of information about philanthropy increase transparency and efficiency and sustainably strengthen charitable engagement in Switzerland.

StiftungSchweiz is an initiative of Philanthropy Services AG from Basel. StiftungSchweiz is backed by the Zürcher Kantonalbank, the association SwissFoundations and a broad-based consortium of grant giving organizations. Together, we pursue the goal of harnessing the potential of digitization for impactful philanthropy.

3 Questions for Stefan

Stefan Schöbi has been CEO of StiftungSchweiz since November 1, 2022. Previously, he established and managed the Migros Pioneer Fund, which was founded in 2012, and was most recently responsible for the Migros Group’s entire national social commitment. From 2008 to 2012, he was head of marketing at the Zurich University of the Arts. Schöbi studied literature in Zurich, Berlin and Vienna and earned his doctorate on Zurich’s economic history. He holds an MBA in Marketing and certificates from INSEAD and Stanford University.

We see StiftungSchweiz as a movement that can only be successful if all sides are committed and pursue a common goal.

On November 1, 2022, you took over the baton as Managing Director from founder Peter Buss. What particularly appeals to you about this role?

The idea behind StiftungSchweiz is as simple as it is visionary – to use digital tools to simplify philanthropy, shift the focus from fundraising to impact, and bring participants closer together. Peter Buss started with this idea almost 10 years ago. Today we feel that the time is ripe – now more than ever. And that we can and want to be much more as an innovator for the sector than an operator of a directory of sponsors. Philanthropy is unique because of its diversity. Typically, only the big, well-established organizations and projects are visible. But we also want to pay close attention to the many small ones that our world so desperately needs. We want to support and accompany them on their way to sustainable success.

You want to drive further development co-creatively. What can we expect from such an approach?

The aim is to create solutions that simplify everyday life for users of the platform. NPOs, grant giving organizations, companies and donors know best where to start and what to improve. Therefore, we invite them to actively contribute to the further development of stiftungschweiz.ch with ideas, wishes and suggestions. We are aware that we still have a long way to go.

What are your three wishes for the sector?

That the players don’t wait and think: Oh, something is moving, let’s see what happens. But rather that they actively participate in the process of change and thereby lead us to good solutions and useful offers. So for them to take the step into digital philanthropy with us now and maintain their digital profile. We see StiftungSchweiz as a movement that can only be successful if all sides are committed and pursue a common goal. That is only one wish, but it is a big one.

The team of StiftungSchweiz

Fabienne Angst - Sales
Fabienne Angst
Partner Solutions
Eldina Begic
Rechnungswesen & Administration
Moritz Brunner
Leitung Digitales Marketing
Claire de Trey-Freymond
Product Development
Fabio Duò
Leitung Entwicklung
Claudia Dutli
Medien & Kommunikation, Verlagsleiterin The Philanthropist
Clau Isenring
Cyril Jocz
Support & Administration
Anne Mayer
Customer Success
Yara Miescher
Datenqualität & Marketing
Israel Moreno
Jaime Oberle
Tais Okai
Content & Social Media
Stephanie Pfenninger
Markenstrategie- & Kommunikation
Stefan Schöbi
Julijana Stula
Digital Marketing
Susanne Sugimoto
Redaktionsleiterin The Philanthropist
Takashi Sugimoto
Redaktionsleiter The Philanthropist

The partners of StiftungSchweiz

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StiftungSchweiz in the media

Seniorweb.ch 01.08.2021
There are over 13’000 foundations in Switzerland – but only very few have an online presence. StiftungSchweiz provides a solution with its online platform and the magazine «The Philanthropist».
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European Fundraising Association 06.09.2021
New study reveals charitable giving trends in 6 European nations
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SPONSORING extra January 2021 21.02.2021
«People in Switzerland want to do good, and they do. On average, 84 percent of Swiss households donate around 300 francs a year.» Dr. Peter Buss shows where StiftungSchweiz’s donation platform comes in.
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ZH / No. 4 | 19 19.12.2019
«Digitization simplifies matching between project owners, grant giving foundations and private donors,» Peter Buss in ZH, the magazine of Zürcher Kantonalbank. Focus topic: «Mirror of society. Zurich has a rich foundation tradition».
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«We do good» Switzerland / Liechtenstein (No. 1) 9.12.2019 08.12.2019
Dr. Peter Buss in an interview with the magazine «Wir tun Gutes» www.wirtungutes.de on key questions about the potential of digitization for the nonprofit sector. How has the sector developed over all these years? …
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Way, way too much paper in the mailbox! There is another way. 25.10.2019
The leaves are falling, it’s getting close to the end of the year – this is also the time when many donation letters land in the mailbox. Digitization can help remedy this situation. Peter Buss in conversation with Manuel Rentsch in the SRF Wirtschaft feature from 27.10.2019
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SRF Podcast 05.06.2019
In the first installment of its summer series, «Trend» browses through the directory of all foundations in Switzerland and talks to the operator of the online database, which aims to bring together foundation managers with people looking for money.
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