Together for an 

impactful social


Consense, consulting, Philanthropy, team, new work
About Con·Sense

We support nonprofit and funding organizations in strategic and operational matters. Always with the goal in mind that the social commitment of these organizations is strengthened.


We are committed to sharing knowledge and exploiting synergies. We see ourselves not only as a bridge builder between theory and practice, but also between business, government, and civil society.

As a spin-off of the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) at the University of Basel, we bring current research results and new trends into practice. Thanks to our many years of experience as practitioners, we know what it takes for theoretical concepts to really prove their worth in everyday life.

Our Services

Do you want to become more visible and more powerful? Are you planning to rebuild your funding or realign your organization? Would you like to legitimize your achievements more credibly to funders and foundation boards? Are you looking for suitable cooperation partners or suitable funding projects?


We support funders and nonprofits in the fields of culture, social affairs, education, and ecology in all aspects of their social commitment. 

Strategy planning

For a future-oriented strategy and clear positioning. 

Agile working

For an optimized capacity to act and contemporary organizational structures.

Managing impact

For successful fundraising and convincing legitimacy.

Scaling up

For sustainable scaling and a viable financing model.


We are committed to creating platforms for exchange and sharing knowledge.

Four times a year, we invite representatives of funders and grantees, nonprofit organizations, the government, and business to a digital exchange of ideas in our own series of events, "Auf den Punkt gebracht" ("Brought to the Point"). We do not shy away from controversial discussions. And we rise to the challenge of offering an exchange of experiences with like-minded people in just one hour, in addition to topical input. Precise and to the point. With Robert Schmuki and guests. 

Our events are carried out in German, unless specified otherwise.

Events and executive training courses of the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) can be found here

Sharing Knowledge

The development of the foundation and nonprofit sector is close to our hearts. We are therefore committed to sharing knowledge and leveraging synergies. 

In our blog, we regularly write about current developments and issues around the topic of social engagement.

Under Publications you will find selected publications, analyses, or presentations by us. 


SkillShare is a project under development that aims to strengthen peer learning among nonprofits and grantmaking organizations. 


Short and sweet.


Scientifically grounded and related to practice.


Learning from each other.

About Us

Our interdisciplinary team includes Robert Schmuki, long-time social entrepreneur, Regula Wolf, specialist for funding strategies and demand analyses in the fields of culture, social affairs and education, CEPS scientist Dr. Sophie Hersberger-Langloh and the specialist for agile work models, Sandro Antonello. In addition to this core team, Prof. Dr. Georg von Schnurbein, Director of the CEPS, is available as scientific advisor, as well as other experts from the CEPS environment for specific questions.

We work on mandates in close cooperation with each other, so that our entire expertise can flow into the process. What unites us is our enthusiasm for social issues and our motiavtion to use our expertise to contribute to the solution of complex social challenges.

We are committed to social and environmental values, which is why we seek to be certified as a B Corp. As a spin-off of the Center for Philanthropy Studies (CEPS) of the University of Basel, we work with scientifically based approaches and innovative methods. 


Do you have a question about our services or about your organization?

Get in touch with us - we look forward to hearing from you and will be happy to meet you for an initial free consultation.

Our newsletter C·News informs you three to four times a year briefly and concisely about our events and provides you with new knowledge from philanthropy. 

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