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As a member of the international 180 Degrees consultancy family, we strive for actively bringing social impact by offering student-based consultancy to social businesses and social organizations in Hamburg.
Our vision is to chart the course of the organization, to spread the network and effectively contribute social impact in Hamburg. Our actions will generate advantage not only for our clients but also for everyone involved in the process – our partners, sponsors and especially for the students.
Students will be scouted and carefully selected based on their level of motivation, drive, engagement, and potential.
180 Degrees Consulting
Dates // Winter Cycle:
Applicantion Deadline: 12. November 2017
Open Doors Event: 9. November 2017
Kick-Off: 01.- 02. December 2017
Design Thinking Workshop: 13. December 2017
Consulting Period: December 2017 – March 2018
Final Event: March 2018
Hangouts: Once every month (details on facebook)
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Founded in 2013 by Constanze Klotz and Hanna Charlotte Erhorn, Bridge&Tunnel is a sustainable fashion label from Hamburg, which brings together professional design and socially disadvantaged people. Through their label they produce socially sustainable denim products right here in Hamburg. Part of this social sustainability model involves employing women and men who have not been able to find a job for a long time as well as refugees who have only recently arrived in Germany. Additionally, to reduce their ecological footprint they only use post- and pre- consumer waste for their designs, which is being obtained from big Hamburg-based retailers. Therefore, every of their product is unique. Their collection includes fashion, accessories and interior design products. The aim of this project is to optimize Bridge & Tunnel´s sales strategy. This may include an analysis of online versus offline retail methods, cost accounting and in a broader sense also marketing strategies. The objective of this consulting project is to help Bridge&Tunnel stay profitable on the long-term allowing them to not rely solely on donations.
Save Democracy is a grassroots initiative founded in 2016. The Hamburg-based organization aims to foster political participation and strengthen democratic awareness via discussions, films, and thematic campaigns. The impartial and unbiased work environment provides a great platform to start discussing current social, political, and economic problems and dilemmas, as well as policy proposals. A long-term goal is to launch several democracy-supportive projects and initiatives as well as facilitate the creation of networks that foster new ways of democratic participation. To do so, Save Democracy has decided to expand and is, therefore, looking for volunteers as well as supporters in order to offer a more diverse range of contents and formats. Consequently, the objective of this consulting project is to develop an implementable marketing strategy that would allow Save Democracy to increase its supporter base and the number of active members in the organization.
LimeSurvey GmbH is a Hamburg-based software company founded in 2015. The software allows users to create and publish online surveys, collect responses, compile statistics and export data to other applications. Its social impact lies in its open source nature meaning that anyone is allowed to download, modify and use LimeSurvey for personal or business projects at no cost. LimeSurvey’s impact is especially high on universities around the world, many of whom offer LimeSurvey to their students and researchers as a tool for conducting qualitative and quantitative research. An active community of IT and market-research-focused users has been built around the software. A general problem of open source projects is related to the level of engagement shown by the communities’ volunteers and supporters as the activity is not consistent throughout the year. Therefore, the social consultant’s team will aim at developing a plan to help LimeSurvey’s open source community to become more active and engaged. This may include research about factors that incentivize people to be part of such projects as well as a marketing study on how to better promote open-source projects.
Founded as an Oikos project in 2014, following the example of the Oikos chapter in St. Gallen, theEcoMap’s team has created an interactive map of Hamburg, displaying the Hamburg-based sustainable businesses. You may find on the map restaurants, coffee shops, supermarkets, and cosmetic shops. The EcoMap could tremendously increase the social impact it is creating at the moment. It has the potential to become a tool for the people to overcome the gap between attitude and behavior in regard to sustainable consumption. In the process of fighting against climate change and social injustice, this step is much needed. The website is under continuous development. The team aims at building a more user-friendly platform in the near future. However, more financial resources are needed to enhance the user interface. Therefore, the objective of the consulting project is to help EcoMap become a sustainable business. Its future existence shall not exclusively rely on the active volunteers’ funds and time. The consulting project should aim at developing a marketing strategy that would allow the continuity of the project by ensuring a continuous cash flow throughout the year.