Impact-oriented networks in the context of philanthropy: an evaluation of the Bosch Alumni Network

Publication: Working/Discussion Paper


This report presents the findings of an exploration into the operating principles, benefits and social impact of the Bosch Alumni Network (BAN), an impact-oriented network that brings together more than 6,800 current fellows, grantees, staff and partners of the Robert Bosch Stiftung (RBSG) from all over the world. It builds on the results of a 12-month research project (09/2019-08/2020), comprising of the review of scientific literature (80+ sources) and company documents, 13 background interviews, 22 interviews with members, a participatory observation and an online survey of 634 members.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationVienna
PublisherSocial Entrepreneurship Center
Publication statusPublished - 2020

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