180 Degrees Consulting is the world’s leading provider of very high quality consulting services for non-profits, social enterprises and socially minded companies.

Each year we work with several hundred organizations to help them overcome challenges they’re facing and increase their social impact. We’ve worked with organizations as large as Red Cross and World Vision, right through to small start-up social enterprises.

How You Can Benefit

 We help organizations to… 

 

  • Run the most effective programs possible
  • Measure their social impact
  • Improve their financial sustainability
  • Operate as efficiently as possible, so that donation revenue goes further
  • Be more data-driven in their decision-making
  • Expand to new geographical areas
  • Improve their human resource management and volunteer recruitment
  • Improve their branding and marketing
  • Work out organizational priorities
  • Increase the number of people they are able to help
  • Develop a workable business plan

 

To find out more about how your organization can benefit from working with 180 Degrees, watch the video below:

 

Being selected to receive consulting services is a competitive process. Typically less than 30% of organizations that apply for consulting services receive it.

 Applications for consulting services are assessed based on the following four criteria: 

 

1. Area of Social Impact

We prioritize organizations that focus on improving educational, economic, health, and environmental outcomes because we believe these areas are key to poverty alleviation and long-term sustainability.

2. Potential for Greater Social Impact

We want to work with organizations that have the potential to have a significant social impact in the future.

3. Match Between Consultants and Organization

We try to work with organizations where we can add real value and increase their social impact. As such, we identify the expertise and abilities of our consultants, and try to best match those to the needs of organizations seeking consulting services.

4. Likelihood of Implementation

An organization that is open to implementing recommendations and improving the way they operate will fare better in the application process than an organization that is unwilling or unable to make necessary changes to their organization.

 

Testimonials

  • Amnesty International

    "180 Degrees was an incredible help to us. They deserve a score of 10/10 with no reservations. I would highly recommend 180 Degrees to all other charities. 180 was very professional and worked hard to deliver innovative, helpful, and well-researched recommendations. We're immensely grateful for their assistance and advice. It's made a big difference to our ability to help others in need."

  • Habitat for Humanity

    “180 Degrees surpassed my highest expectations by a large margin. They challenged the assumptions on which we have been operating for many years, and provided us with a thorough model that is scalable. The conclusions we have been able to draw from the business model 180 developed have been outstanding. Thank you!”

  • Red Cross

    “We had been struggling with some issues for a very long time. It was great to have that outside perspective. 180 Degrees exceeded our expectations greatly in terms of what they have contributed. I cannot think of any improvements to their advice or way of working with us. A massive help.”

Consulting Services

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Our Unique Advantage

180 Degrees Consulting is able to offer you extremely high quality consulting services without the usual price-tag because of the innovative model we use. We select and train-up the most talented, most creative, and most committed university students around the world. These university students are involved not to make money but to make a difference through helping socially focussed organizations to overcome challenges they’re facing.

 We ensure consulting quality in the following ways: 

 

1. Very Selective Recruitment of Consultants

Typically less than 35% of all applicants are selected as 180 Degrees Consultants. In order to be selected as a 180 Degrees Consultant, applicants need to (a) have a very strong academic record, (b) prove relevant experience and/or ability, and (c) go through one or more interviews to ensure that their motivations and values are consistent with those of 180 Degrees Consulting. This rigorous selection process ensures that the quality of 180 Degrees Consultants is comparable to the quality of students recruited by established for-profit consultancies.

2. High Quality Training and Mentoring

Our consultants receive both general and project-specific training from world leading top-tier consulting companies. Many of our 180 Degrees Consultants also received mentoring from full-time consultants with decades of professional experience.

3. Matching the Expertise of Our Consultants with the Needs of Organizations
4. Utilizing the 180 Degrees International Network
5. Having Frequent and Rigorous Checks on Consulting Quality

Each consulting project is led by a Team Leader, who is overseen by a Branch Consulting Director, who is then in turn managed by an International Consulting Director. This three-tier quality control process ensures our work is always of the highest standard.

 

 It is a testament to the quality of our consulting work that 

 97% of our clients say they’d recommend us to other organizations. 

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