What We Do
The iac Berlin was founded by the Robert Bosch Stiftung to support the development of networks for social impact. It advises foundations and other non-profit organizations on their alumni work, helps develop practical solutions in designing impact-oriented networks and initiates new forms of collaboration.
A Partner in Philanthropy
For many years, foundations have built capacity, advocated for causes, facilitated connections, and offered a wide range of support. Yet few have found ways to empower individuals or organizations beyond the direct, time-bound support of their established programs. We see networks as a key asset and powerful tool for creating impact that is effective and sustainable in the long term.
As a Do & Think tank, the iac Berlin works with foundations, academia, public institutions, and non-profit organizations to build networks for social impact and to initiate new forms of collaboration and engagement.
Building Networks That Matter
A shift towards impact-oriented networks requires approaches that are more collaborative, creative, and continuous. Together with dedicated partners, we develop such methods and work with peers to adapt and expand on them in a co-creative process.
In our role as initiators and guides, we work shoulder-to-shoulder with our partners, driven by the conviction that an orchestrated approach that harnesses the power, reach, and ideas of many can amplify the impact for everyone involved.
How can we apply collaborative approaches and integrate them into our repertoire of action?
Activity Report 2021
Today, we no longer ask ourselves whether collective approaches and collaboration in networks are important—we know they are. The challenge now is "how?" How do we successfully apply open and collaborative approaches and integrate them into our organizations' repertoire of action?
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The International Alumni Center (iac Berlin) is a Do & Think Tank for Impact Networks. It supports foundations and other non-profit organizations in their alumni work, helps with practical solutions in the design of impact alliances and initiates new forms of cooperation.Contact us