In this section, you’ll find exclusive insights into this flourishing sector, as we outline who the key players are, which causes and issue areas are being addressed, and in which cities you’ll find all the action. By the end of this section, you’ll know who’s who and be equipped with the in-depth knowledge to take your job search to the next level.

With a total of 5.6 million full-time employees working across nonprofit organizations, think-tanks and social enterprises, Germany’s impact sector is definitely booming. While the majority of these employees work in welfare organizations and foundations, recent years have also seen a rapid expansion of less traditional, more innovative organizations tackling social and environmental problems. That said, if you’re not familiar with the sector, it can be hard to navigate as it’s not (yet) as mainstream as the private sector. Lucky for you, this is your insider pass. 

In Section 1, you’ll find:

  • An overview of the key players in the German impact sector
  • City career guides for Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Bonn, Cologne and Stuttgart
  • Key issues and causes to work on - and which organizations work on them
  • The kind of roles that exist within the impact sector and where to find the latest job openings