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Launch of a Swiss initiative for the training of foundation board members – the Foundation Board Academy

May 2021

The importance of the swiss foundation sector continues to grow. On average, a public utility foundation is created every day in Switzerland. Understanding of the role of donor foundations is also evolving. This development is accompanied by an increased need for professionalism on the part of the foundation boards. A central concern of the initiators is the strengthening of diversity and the inclusion of the youngest. 

The Foundation Board Academy was therefore founded with the aim of offering continuing education for foundation boards. 

This is a training and networking platform for board members of charitable foundations co-founded by Beate Eckhardt, former CEO of SwissFoundations and expert in strategy and philanthropy, Professor Georg von Schnurbein CEPS director at the University of Basel and Etienne Eichenberger for WISE philanthropy advisors. The Academy aims to promote professionalism and diversity in foundation boards and to contribute to an increased impact of donor foundations in Switzerland. 

To find out more about the training : FBA

Press release in French and AGEFI news