Team

At the CEPS, an interdisciplinary team of committed researchers and passionate organizers work together. Get to know the team members and their specific research interests. 

Director

Prof. Dr. Georg von Schnurbein

Director CEPS, Professor of Philanthropy Studies, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel

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Publications

Tel. +41 61 207 34 63

georg.vonschnurbein-at-unibas.ch

Managing Director

Maria Clotilde Henzen

Managing Director and Seminar Coordinator

Tel. +41 61 207 56 30

maria-clotilde.henzen-at-unibas.ch

Affiliate Professor

Jeffrey L. Brudney, Ph.D.

Betty and Dan Cameron Family Distinguished Professor of Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector
University of North Carolina Wilmington, Department of Public & International Affairs

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Tel. +1 (910) 962 3920

brudneyj-at-uncw.edu

Research and Executive Education

Dr. rer. pol. Oto Potluka

Senior Researcher

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Publications

Tel. +41 61 207 28 40

oto.potluka-at-unibas.ch

Research Interests: Partnerships between Nonprofits and Public Administrations

Robert Schmuki, MSc ETH Architecture / MAS NPO Management

Head Executive Education & Knowledge Transfer

Tel. +41 61 207 56 26

robert.schmuki-at-unibas.ch

Interests: Strategy development in the NPO sector, knowledge management & transfer, criteria of success during upscaling & implementation phases

Research Assistants

Nicholas Arnold, MA in Socioeconomics

PhD candidate, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 56 28

n.arnold-at-unibas.ch

Research Interests:Partnerships between NPOs and the private sector, organizational learning in NPOs, impact measurement

 

Theresa Gehringer, MSc in Sustainable Development

PhD candidate, Philosophical-Historical Faculty, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 28 53

theresa.gehringer-at-unibas.ch

Research Interests: Corporate Philanthropy, Corporate Foundations, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability in NPOs

Alice Hengevoss, MA in Economics

PhD candidate, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 28 56

alice.hengevoss-at-unibas.ch

Research Interest: NPO Internationalization, Transnational NPO activity, Corporate Social Responsibility

Sophie Hersberger, MSc in Business & Economics

PhD candidate, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 56 27

sophie.hersberger-at-unibas.ch

Research Interests: NPO and Markets, Stakeholder Management of NPOs, Competition and Cooperation between NPOs, Global Philanthropy

Dominik Meier, MSc in Psychology

PhD candidate, Faculty of Psychology, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 33 09

dominik.meier-at-unibas.ch

Damian Schweighauser, Master of Law, Attorney at Law

 

Tel. +41 61 207 23 99

damian.schweighauser-at-unibas.ch

Research interests: Swiss Foundation, Association and Cooperative Law, Alternative Legal Forms for NPOs (Hybrid Entities, Benefit Corporations etc.), Supervisory Law

 

Thomas Starzynski, MSc in Business & Economics

 

Tel. +41 61 207 34 56

thomas.starzynski-at-unibas.ch

Research interests: foundations and networks, gender distribution in foundations, database management

Sara Stühlinger, MSc in Sustainable Development

PhD candidate, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Basel

Tel. +41 61 207 34 60

sara.stuehlinger-at-unibas.ch

Research Interests: Impact Investing, Finance Management of NPOs

Secretariat

Leonore Wenzel, MSc in Sustainable Development

Secretariat and Seminar Administration

Tel. +41 61 207 23 92

leonore.wenzel-at-unibas.ch

Student Assistants

Lia Ferrini, BA in Development Economics and International Cooperation

cand. MSc Sustainable Development

Tel. +41 61 207 23 47

lia.ferrini-at-unibas.ch

Anja Rogenmoser, BA History and Economics

cand. MA in Cultural Studies

Tel. +41 61 207 23 47

anja.rogenmoser-at-unibas.ch

Former Staff

Felix Bartos, former student assistant l bartosfelix-at-gmail.com

Steffen Bethmann, former research associate l steffen.bethmann-at-unibas.ch

Patrizia Egloff, former student assistant
Energietal Toggenburg l patrizia.egloff-at-energietal-toggenburg.ch

Julia Fischer,  former student assistant l j.ch.fischer-at-gmail.com

Dr. rer. pol. Tizian Fritz, former research assistant
University of Basel  l tizian.fritz-at-unibas.ch

Vanessa Heiniger, former student assistant l heiniger.vanessa-at-gmail.com

Milena Jankovic, former student assistant l milena.jankovic-at-realwwz.ch

Marianne Käch, former student assistant l marianne.kaech@gmail.com

Dr. iur. Jonas Kipfer-Berger, former research associate
Studer Anwälte und Notare AG l jonas.kipfer@studer-law.com

Simone Leibundgut, former research assistant
Kantonales Steueramt Zürich l simone_leibundgut-at-hotmail.com

Anne Mayer, Internship, die.anne.mayer-at-web.de

Martina Merkle, former secretariat
Geo Explorers AG l martina.merkle-at-geo-ex.ch

Dr. Marybel Perez, former senior researcher l marybelperez-at-yahoo.com

Justine Portenier,  former student assistant l justine.p-at-bluewin.ch

Lucas Rizzo-Arrivillaga, former research associate

Dr. Daniela Schönenberg, former research assistant
Axa Versicherungen AG, Winterthur l daniela.schoenenberg-at-outlook.com

Michèle Spring, former student assistant l mispring@gmx.ch

Sabrina Stöckli, former research assistant
Kollegium St. Michael, Fribourg l stocklis-at-edufr.ch

Dr. rer. pol. Sibylle Studer, former research assistant
td-net, Bern l sibyllestuder-at-hotmail.com

Rebecca Wirbel, former student assistant l rebeccawirbel-at-gmx.de

Dr. Rafael Wyser, former research assistant
Hirslanden Klinik Aarau l rafael.wyser-at-hirslanden.ch