Friends of PHINEO

Friends of PHINEO

Who are the Friends of PHINEO?

The Friends of PHI­NEO are a group of spon­sors who sup­port the analy­sis and the award­ing of the Seal of Impact to par­tic­u­lar­ly effec­tive non-prof­it organizations.

What is the Seal of Impact?

PHINEO’s Seal of Impact is a seal of approval for particularly effective non-profit projects. In Germany there are two charity seals, one of them is the Seal of Impact (“Wirkt-Siegel”). It is available free of charge.

The Seal of Impact is the result of a scientific method developed by PHINEO, in which we thoroughly analyze organizations for their quality.

Only when all aspects of the project, its funding and the people involved have been fully explored, an independent panel of experts will decide together with PHINEO whether the organization will receive the Seal of Impact.

How can I become a member?

With a dona­tion of 10.000 Euro per year you can join the Friends of PHINEO.

With this fund­ing you enable us to ana­lyze and pro­vide pro­fes­sion­al sup­port to two non-prof­it organizations.

Who is Friends of PHI­NEO for?

Entre­pre­neurs, lawyers, sci­en­tists, celebri­ties – Friends of PHI­NEO brings togeth­er com­mit­ted peo­ple from all sec­tors to joint­ly real­ize the vision of a strong civ­il society.

Chancellor Angela Merkel

"PHINEO examines the effectiveness of societal engagement. Particularly convincing projects are awarded the Seal of Impact."

What’s in it for me?

With your fund­ing, you make a deci­sive con­tri­bu­tion to ensur­ing that out­stand­ing orga­ni­za­tions achieve ade­quate pub­lic vis­i­bil­i­ty — and receive more finan­cial sup­port. You will also help us to estab­lish the con­cept of impact ori­en­ta­tion in the pub­lic per­cep­tion of society.

  • You expand your net­work: Once a year all Friends of PHI­NEO mem­bers meet up. Take this oppor­tu­ni­ty for an infor­mal exchange with like-mind­ed people!
  • You ensure greater trans­paren­cy in the sec­tor: The Seal of Impact serves as a guide­line for spon­sors. By expand­ing the pool of rec­om­mend­ed orga­ni­za­tions with your fund­ing, you make a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to ensur­ing that spon­sors learn more about pio­neer­ing fund­ing approach­es. And, impact-ori­ent­ed orga­ni­za­tions will gain faster the vis­i­bil­i­ty that they need.
  • You can get into close con­tact with orga­ni­za­tions: We reg­u­lar­ly award the Seal of Impact to orga­ni­za­tions. As a spon­sor you are cor­dial­ly invit­ed to get to know your orga­ni­za­tion and to con­grat­u­late it per­son­al­ly. We would be hap­py to ini­ti­ate a per­son­al con­tact with an orga­ni­za­tion and sup­port you if you are plan­ning a more exten­sive commitment.
  • You enable two non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions to receive free orga­ni­za­tion­al con­sult­ing: By pro­vid­ing fund­ing, you ensure that we can sup­port orga­ni­za­tions with­out them hav­ing to pay for it. The costs for the analy­sis are borne sole­ly by the sponsors.
  • You can deduct the dona­tion from your tax­es.

Kerstin Einecke, VbFF e.V.

"We are pleasantly surprised at the many positive reactions that our PHINEO Seal of Impact has generated. PHINEO has helped us to become more public."

What is the pur­pose of the seal?

The Seal of Impact con­tributes to the efforts of non-prof­it orga­ni­za­tions to invest more than before in the qual­i­ty of their work, which demon­stra­bly leads to a sig­nif­i­cant com­pet­i­tive advantage.

In addi­tion, by pay­ing more atten­tion to the actu­al impact of projects, it moti­vates orga­ni­za­tions to take a clos­er look at their own effec­tive­ness and report with more trans­paren­cy on their work.

And that works?

Absolute­ly! A sur­vey, in which 114 of our award­ed orga­ni­za­tions took part, revealed the fol­low­ing picture:

  • 94% would rec­om­mend the PHI­NEO analy­sis pro­ce­dure to oth­er organizations.
  • 78% con­firm high­er fundrais­ing income due to the award.
  • 58% entered into new coop­er­a­tions as a result of the award. The seal also acts as a door open­er for foundations.
  • 79% stat­ed that they had ben­e­fit­ed from an image improve­ment as a result of the award.
  • 83% used the analy­sis process for inter­nal learn­ing & qual­i­ty devel­op­ment and ini­ti­at­ed changes in the organizations.

Are you interested?

Then please get in touch with us! We will answer all ques­tions in detail and immediately.

How can I help you?

Stella Torosyan-Pohl

Strategic Cooperations
+49 30 520 065 304
stella.pohl@phineo.org