University of Fribourg collaborated with the Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector Project to research the scope, structure, financing, and role of the nonprofit sector in Switzerland.
For this project, I conducted structured qualitative interviews with leading experts in the field of nonprofit organisations in Switzerland. The interviews followed a schedule to ensure consistency of topics discussed with respondents across different interviewers and included questions about developments in the sector, issues nonprofit organisations face, finance, and the relationship between the state and the nonprofit sector. The qualitative interviews were conducted over the phone and recorded for later analysis. They were used by the project team to produce the White Paper Government Policy and the Nonprofit Sector: Switzerland.