Christoph Weber and Bruno Ammann from Zürcher Kantonalbank began the countdown.

The count­down has begun

The countdown for the new stiftungschweiz.ch platform was launched at Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich on 26 September. There’s no doubt about it: the platform will go live on 21 October.

The count­down for stiftungschweiz.ch began on 26 Septem­ber 2019. Peter Buss, the platform’s foun­der and CEO, unvei­led its features in front of more than 100 guests at Caba­ret Voltaire in Zurich. After Buss’ talk, Chri­stoph Weber, deputy chair­man of the direc­to­rate gene­ral at Zürcher Kanto­nal­bank, pres­sed the red button: with 24 days, 16 hours, 44 minu­tes and 59 seconds before the website’s launch, the clock began to tick backwards. 

The plat­form will be avail­able online from 21 Octo­ber onwards. ‘I’m convin­ced it’ll be a huge success,’ says Chri­stoph Weber. He can’t believe how long it took for someone to begin making this project a reality, in view of the billion Swiss francs (if not more) that chari­ties spend every year on just trans­fer­ring money. The hope is that the platform’s services will reduce this figure. Chri­stoph Weber: ‘I’m exci­ted not so much about whether it will work, but how quickly it will work.

Welcome messages provi­ded in video form:

We need addi­tio­nal tools to improve the infor­ma­tion land­s­cape and the facts at hand. That’s what stiftungschweiz.ch does. It’s a great tool that goes a long way to impro­ving our current situa­tion, which is marred by inade­quate levels of information.

Chri­stoph Degen, Mana­ging Direc­tor of proFonds

The chari­ta­ble sector needs to be more visi­ble, more trace­able and more acces­si­ble. Plat­forms like StiftungSchweiz play a criti­cal role in this.

Beate Eckhardt, Mana­ging Direc­tor of SwissFoundations

The evening revol­ves around digi­ta­li­sa­tion: an exci­ting, up-to-the-minute issue that’s a pres­sing matter for the non-profit sector, too.

Phil­ipp Erpf, Vice Direc­tor of the Insti­tute for Rese­arch on Manage­ment of Asso­cia­ti­ons, Foun­da­ti­ons and Co-opera­ti­ves at the Univer­sity of Freiburg

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