News Overview 2014

The Future of Foundations

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Foundations are special creatures. Their nature of being financially and politically independent gives them an almost unparalleled freedom to operate. This means they are equipped to position themselves as an important source of inspiration and ideas in civil society. This freedom is a major privilege, and as such, also encompasses the responsibility to be a driving force which shapes societal development.

This year, the Robert Bosch Stiftung is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Foundation is using its birthday as an opportunity to examine the future viability of the sector. How do foundations need to position their organization and their work to use the resources available in the best way possible for the good of society?

Roland Berger Strategy Consultants conducted this study on behalf of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and offers a fresh, entrepreneurial perspective on the industry. As part of the study, a number of interviews and discussions were held with notable professionals and experts from the world of foundations – including in the United States.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung hopes that this study reaches numerous readers and plays a role in society’s debate on the "Future of Foundations". The study will be presented and discussed at the conference "The Era of Citizens" in Berlin on October 16-17, 2014.
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Stefan Schaible, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, speaking about the future of foundations: the year 2030 in eight highlights.