Prof. Dr. Georg von Schnurbein

Georg von Schnurbein is Professor of Foundation Management at the Faculty of Business and Economics and Founding Director of the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) at the University of Basel. He studied business administration with a minor in political science at the universities of Bamberg, Fribourg and Bern.  He is responsible for the Master of Advanced Studies in Nonprofit Management & Law at the University of Basel and teaches at various universities in Switzerland and abroad. Georg von Schnurbein is co-editor of the Swiss Foundation Code and the annual Swiss Foundation Report. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the journal "Nonprofit Management & Leadership" and of the Scientific Advisory Board of the "Satell Institute" in Philadelphia/USA. 

His research focuses on nonprofit management and philanthropy, especially on topics such as governance, financing of NPOs and volunteerism.

In addition to his research work, Georg von Schnurbein is committed to the development and promotion of the philanthropy sector. He is co-founder of the Foundation Board Academy for the training of non-profit foundation boards and shareholder of the consulting firm Con-Sense, which specializes in advising and supporting NPOs. Georg von Schnurbein volunteers on foundation boards in the fields of culture and education.

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Prof. Dr. Georg von Schnurbein
Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS)
Steinengraben 22
4051 Basel

Tel: +41 61 207 34 63

Selected publications

Frumkin, P./ von Schnurbein, G.: Strategische Philanthropie, Wiesbaden: Springer Gabler, 2022

Trautwein, St./ Liberatore, F./ Lindenmeier, J./ von Schnurbein, G.: Satisfaction with informal volunteering during the COVID-19 crisis: An empirical study considering a Swiss online volunteering platform, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2020, Vol. 49(6). 1142-1151,

Hersberger-Langloh, S./ Stühlinger, S./ von Schnurbein, G.: Institutional Isomorphism and Nonprofit Managerialism: For Better or Worse?, in: Nonprofit Management & Leadership, 2020,

von Schnurbein, G./ Fritz, T.M.: Benefits and Drivers of Nonprofit Revenue Concentration, Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 2017, Vol. 46, No. 5, 922-943,

von Schnurbein, G./ Seele, P./ Lock, I.: Rethinking the nexus of CSR and Corporate Philanthropy, in: Social Responsibility Journal, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2016, P. 280 – 294, .

von Schnurbein, G./ Timmer, K.: Die Förderstiftung: Strategie – Führung – Management, Foundation Governance Bd. 7, 2. full rev. ed, Basel: Helbing Lichtenhahn, 2015

Studer, S./ von Schnurbein, G.: Organizational factors affecting volunteers: a literature review on volunteer coordination, in: Voluntas, Vol. 24, No. 2, 2013, P. 403-440,