Where "Gute Kräfte Berlin" are at work. By the way, Gute Kräfte means – Good Forces.
There are over 1000 foundations in Berlin. They have different focuses, working on regional, nationwide, or even global issues. But they have one thing in common: they focus on others and fight for a better world. And they do so from Berlin. That's what makes our city the capital of Gute Kräfte.
More than 1000 foundations can achieve a lot together. They can achieve even more if they coordinate well.
That's why Konny Gellenbeck from the Taz Panter-Stiftung, Carsten Otto from the Foundation Berliner Sparkasse and Alexander S. Wolf from AusserGewöhnlich Berlin ein Treffen initiiert, um die Arbeitsebene der Stiftungen in Berlin besser miteinander zu vernetzen: Das Berliner Stiftungs-Meetup „Gute Kräfte Berlin“.
Gleiche unter Gleichen bei „Gute Kräfte Berlin“.
The rules of the „Gute Kräfte Berlin“meetup are very simple: each roundtable has three people and consists exclusively of strangers.
And this sets in motion an extremely dynamic process of getting to know each other on a multi-layered basis.
This was also the case on the 20th of February at the current meeting of the "Gute Kräfte Berlin" in the building of the cooperative bank on Pariser Platz. For an entire evening, the 100 or so guests found themselves standing together in ever-changing constellations of conversation.
The event was hosted in the AXICA Congress center by the managing director Marc Mundstock and brought together foundations like Nature Conservation Foundation, FC Internationale Soccer Club, Berliner Herz, Denk-Mal-Werte e.V., Philipp Lange Foundation, Kreuzberger Malers Kurt Mühlenhaupt.
Networking couldn't have been better.
It's about building a very special business network," says Konny Gellenbeck, one of the founders of "Gute Kräfte Berlin," outlining the goal.
Berlin is home to 20% of all German social enterprises, over 1,000 foundations and countless non-governmental organizations.
In „Gute Kräfte Berlin“ Etwas vollmundiger klingt das bei Mitgründer Alexander Wolf von der Stiftung „AusserGewöhnlich Berlin“: Die innovative lokale Mischung hat für ihn das Potential, Berlin zur einzigartigen „Global Impact Capital“ zu machen.
And that’s the plan: To make Berlin the “Global Impact Capital", we must join forces. Not by setting up new (association) structures, but by coordinating their daily work more effectively: Pooling resources, throwing together contacts, negotiating jointly with service providers, planning projects together.
Gute Kräfte Berlin unites foundations in their desire to make things better and show their love for this wonderful city.