Resilience and Adaptation: Rethinking Civil Society

Join Andreas Rickert (CEO, PHINEO) and Brian Gallagher (CEO, United Way Worldwide) in this recent discussion with the American Council on Germany and tenfourteen on the huge importance of the civil society sector during and beyond corona. They talk about why cross-sector collaboration is so important right now in Germany and the US and how …


Corona relief fund: Together for a strong civil society!

In the Corona crisis, civil society is needed more than ever. At the same time, the existence of many non-profit organisations and associations is threatened by Corona: no income is generated, costs continue to run, subsidies and donations break down and very few organisations have financial reserves. DONATE NOW The Corona Relief Fund is intended …


New: Online Training Series – Corporate Citizenship Plus

More than 30 million people are regularly committed to society and more and more companies embrace responsibility: Corporate Citizenship is growing in popularity. In our new online training series, we take a closer look at that subject.


Corporate Citizenship in the Corona Crisis

Corona threatens societal structures. People fear for their jobs, social security, livelihoods. These are extraordinary times which have to met by extraordinary measures. Many companies are proving their willingness to take exceptional measures. German industry is acting quickly, innovatively, and in many cases even selflessly.

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Covid19 Emergency Fund for Civil Society Organizations

United Way Germany’s (PHINEO’s) mission is to strengthen civil society by helping those doing good achieve greater social impact. In this time of crisis, civil society organizations need our support more than ever. They are an integral part of a well-functioning society and paramount in all efforts towards greater social cohesion and prosperity. The Covid19 …


Non-profits in the Corona crisis: Nestwärme launches digital initiativ

Many non-profit organizations struggle with the Corona-related challenges – so does the organization Nestwärme e.V. But their target group – families with seriously ill or disabled children – actually need twice as much help right now. Therefore the staff of the non-profit organization has built up a digital initiative from nothing.


The Age of Civil society

Co-founder and CEO of PHINEO Andreas Rickert is an optimist. On the stage of TEDxBerlin, he talks about his vision for civil society and how it can exploit its full potential. In Germany alone, around 600,000 non-profit organizations and 30 million volunteers are committing themselves to solve social issues. Our society would not function without them. They often only become visible when the state reaches its limits. Like 2015, when thousands of refugees arrived in Germany. Our civil society stepped in and has shown enormous strength. The non-profit sector faces many challenges though.


Fostering the Courage to get involved

Once a year, some 1,500 communications and marketing professionals from across Germany meet in Berlin where they spend two days discussing current issues, trends and recent developments in technology. This year’s theme of “Courage” was addressed by the 150 lectures, workshops, discussions and keynote speakers. The courage to make a decision, the courage to advance progress, but also the courage to take a stance – these expressions of courage are more important than ever, also for companies.



Under sunny skies on our roof terrace in the heart of Berlin, PHINEO and United Way hosted a lively gathering of organizations targeting social impact. The two not-for-profit organizations introduced their new partnership to a select group of companies, foundations and representatives from the private sector. United Way’s CEO Brian Gallagher took the opportunity to welcome the guests personally and share details of the organization’s international network. With more than 60,000 corporate partners, United Way can draw upon a large number of successful examples of civic engagement.


Publikationen & Pressematerial

Corporate Citizenship Plus Registration Form

Corporate Citizenship in the Corona Crisis PDF (730kb)

Concept collective-impact funding initiative PDF (930 KB)

Study “Paths to Working Life” PDF (1.3 MB)

Sector report “Jobs Ahead” (PDF, 15 MB)

Checklist „Strategic Corporate Citizenship“ (German – PDF, 1.7 MB)

Guide for impactful Corporate Giving (German – PDF, 3.4 MB)

Guide Corporate Volunteering (German – PDF, 3.7 mb)

Guide for Strategic Corporate Citizenship (German – PDF, 3.7 MB)


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