About us

#ImpulseStiften is a series of virtual events for German speaking philanthropic foundations and grant makers.  Every two weeks. Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. (Berlin time). With #ImpulseStiften, we pick up on trends, initiate debates and share tools of our trade.

The vast majority of our events are held in German. From time to time, we invite English-speaking colleagues: 

  • Phil Buchanan on Effective Philanthropy during the Covid19 pandemic (Link to Video)
  • Pamala Wiepking and Peter Schubert on unrestricted grantmaking and the nonprofit starvation cycle (Link to Video)
  • Gemma Stone and Tom Steinberg on "Modern Grantmaking" (Link to Video)
  • Caroline Fiennes on evidence-based philanthropy (Link to Video)
  • Rhodri Davies on why philanthropy matters, the giving of MacKenzie Scott and critiques of philanthropy (Link to Video)


#ImpulseStiften is organised by Felix Dresewski, Stephanie Reuter, Karsten Timmer und Kirsten Wagner