SWISSAID celebrates its 75th anniversary!
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«Our projects make a difference in the lives of many vulnerable people. Our work effectively contributes to a just, peaceful and diverse world. I am thrilled to work towards this goal together.»
Matthias von Allmen
Team Coordinator Public Fundraising and Responsible for Direct Dialogue
«Empowering women and young people - these are issues I am committed to, because I am convinced that this is a lever for sustainable change. Change that the world needs more than ever. Winning over foundations and donors who want to make this change possible together with SWISSAID - that's what my heart beats for.»
Senior Institutional Fundraiser with focus foundations
Donation accounting and database
"As many of my relatives live in poorer regions of southern Italy, I am constantly made aware of social injustice on earth, even in Europe. At SWISSAID, I have met people who are passionately committed to the common goal of a just world. It's motivating that I can do my part and thus give something back to the world."
Online-Fundraising & Online-Marketing
Intern communication and development policy
"Helping to make the world a little bit better. That is the main motivation for my work at SWISSAID. It's great that I can combine my passion for good content with a meaningful task: Telling the important stories and distributing them appropriately on the various communication channels - with the aim of reaching as many people as possible and showing how we are helping people in need in a concrete way."
In charge of content/editing
«Getting people enthusiastic about our projects through direct and personal contact, convincing them of their relevance and impact, and gaining their support is meaningful to me and gives me great pleasure.»
Private engagement and philanthropy
"It is wonderful to see how SWISSAID is committed to helping the disadvantaged people of this world so that they can have a dignified and independent life. And to be able to contribute to this myself as a "little hand" is very inspiring."
"As a partner of cantons, municipalities and companies, I show how our projects provide effective help for autonomy. We all have a social responsibility and it is only right to give back some of our wealth to the poorest people in the world. We cannot help everyone, but there is an old arab proverb that says: "Help one person and you have helped all mankind"".
Institutional partnerships (cantons, municipalities, companies)
"Without our donors, we could not achieve anything. They are the backbone of SWISSAID. They deserve to be treated honestly, transparently and as equals. And that we continually woo them and inspire them with the idea of a fairer world."
Head of Marketing & Fundraising Department
"For me, SWISSAID is like a good story: the people behind it are exciting, profound and multi-faceted. The themes are relevant, important and timeless."
"When I started working at SWISSAID, the motto ‘Helping people to help themselves’ was my greatest motivation. It has remained so to this day. In 2002, I was able to visit projects in Myanmar. It was nice to see how the donations were being used."
"I care about the world and its children. The injustice in the world makes me very sad. Through my work — be it only advising donors over the phone what options they have to help us with their money — I have the opportunity to make a difference."
Donors' information and Shop
"It's great to see how many school children make a commitment to a better world every year by selling SWISSAID trinkets!"
"All right, we're not saving the world. But I am absolutely convinced that the beneficiaries in our projects are given a unique opportunity to make a tangible improvement in their living conditions. Experience shows that they also seize their chance!"
Information and Fundraising
"By doing their bit, anyone can change the world. Working for an organisation that helps those most in need is in line with my deep desire to help create a better world where people support and care for each other more."
Public Fundraising Suisse romande
"I like working for SWISSAID because I share the same values. It is inspiring to see that our work really makes a difference in the countries where we operate and that the lives of so many women and their families have improved."
Institutional partnerships (foundations, parishes and associations)
"Eating organic food, regional dishes on the table, equality for women – these are topics which are currently very popular in Switzerland, but which SWISSAID has been working on in the countries of the South for decades. I am convinced that this is the right way to a better future."
Institutional partnerships and philanthropy
"Growing up amidst the wealth of our country, I was upset by the injustices in our world at a young age. With my work at SWISSAID, I can stand up for the people who are still suffering from hunger and extreme poverty."
"I love writing stories – the digital world offers immense possibilities and plenty of room for creativity. But what we are telling you here is taken straight from life. This honesty, transparency and closeness impressed me from day one at SWISSAID and continues to motivate me to this day."
Online Fundraising & Marketing
"Giving small farmers the chance to improve their living conditions is the essence of SWISSAID's work. By providing a platform here for the stories of these people, I share local successes and hopes for global change."
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