Social Investors, the Zurich- and Geneva-based independent philanthropy advisory firm, is pleased to announce that it is now offering a range of tools available online for its clients to further develop their philanthropic strategies. Our company, founded in 2005, has been assisting a growing number of foundations, individuals and families whom we have the privilege of accompanying throughout their philanthropic engagements.

The toolbox for philanthropists has been developed by Berlin-based Active Philanthropy, which is a sister organization of our strategic partner, Beyond Philanthropy. Commenting on the tools and materials, Active Philanthropy’s founder Felicitas von Peter said, “We have seen that there is an unmet need in the market for short and concise materials on the subject of philanthropy. For this reason, we have collaborated with renowned experts from the nonprofit sector to develop these very practical materials covering the latest thinking from the sector, so that everyone – from the novice philanthropist to the most experienced family foundations – can continue to refine their own personal philanthropic strategies at their own pace.”

We are also pleased to inform you that Felicitas von Peter and Social Investors’ co-founder, Patrick Frick, have been interviewed in the Spring 2012 issue of the Alliance Magazine regarding the strategic partnership between the two organizations announced in November 2011. Click here to read the interview. Additionally, Beyond Philanthropy co-founder and Partner, Michael Alberg-Seberich, has recently uploaded a new blog entry on the Alliance website on the question of how to encourage a new, more active culture of giving; one idea put forward is to launch a viral social media campaign that asks the question, “what would you do with 20 million Euros?”. Click here to follow the conversation.

Social Investors accompanies our clients to help maximize the impact of their philanthropic investments. As part of our mission, we aim at enhancing the professionalism in the field of philanthropy; as such, we dedicate our time and passion to assist our clients in going about their engagements strategically to make an impact by design – and not by default.