The coordinating office was established along with the start of the Foundation in 2003. Financed by the Global Marshall Plan Foundation, the coordinating office takes care of tasks such as the maintenance of the website, mediation of speakers, delivery of the Newsletter and organising the Initiatives annual meetings. After the founding of the first local university group in Karlsruhe in 2005, the team extended their efforts to support the people and groups that are dedicated to achieving a world in balance through local activities, or that want to become active. In addition, the office has taken on the secretariat function of the coordinating committee and the organisation of the Global Marshall Plan Academy. The office also provides an important contribution to the international networking of the initiative, the communication amongst members and the sharing of previous knowledge and experience.