The Ghent branch of 180 Degrees Consulting was founded on July 1, 2014 and operates at Ghent University. We bring top university talent to the non-profit sector, transforming good organizations into great ones via high-quality and uniquely affordable consulting services. Our mission is to strengthen the ability of socially conscious organizations and to achieve high impact social outcomes through the development of innovative, practical and sustainable solutions.

Students
In order for our mission to succeed, we are continuously looking for motivated and ambitious university students with various academic backgrounds to strengthen our team. As a consultant, you like to tackle challenging problems, you are team-oriented and committed towards investing time in projects generating social impact. In return, we offer you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience and tackle real consulting cases for real clients. Furthermore, you will receive professional training from top-tier organizations and institutions, and get to meet like-minded, impactful peers.

Student applications are currently closed.

Socially conscious organizations
Each year we work with a dozen of socially conscious organizations to help them overcome the challenges they’re facing and increase their social impact. For example, we help them to improve their financial sustainability and operational efficiency, improve their branding and marketing strategy, measure and raise their social impact, develop a workable business plan, improve human capital management, etc. We’ve worked with organizations as large as Broederlijk Delen and Stichting Tegen Kanker, right through to small start-up social enterprises.

Contact Bram Lavens if you want to apply for consulting services via blavens@180dc.org.

Partners
To carry the operational costs of our branch and to increase the social impact our consultants make, we count on our valued partners. As a partner you benefit in several different ways. Firstly, our rigorously screened and skilled consultants can be your future employees. Secondly, our trainings, workshops and mentoring sessions can be your organization’s introduction. Thirdly, our events can be your marketing opportunities. Finally, our consultants can be your mobile advertising platform in the Belgian student population.

Contact Bram Lavens to express your interest in a partnership via blavens@180dc.org.

Address:

Noendries 75, Gent, België

Ghent

België

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Sample of Consulting Projects

  • 11.11.11

    Area: Volunteer Management
    Year: 2014

    We focused on the current and future volunteer management of 11.11.11 in Belgium. A profiling was made of the existing 11.11.11-volunteers, together with their goals and motivation to volunteer. This should deliver a basis for further projects, which will also cover fundraising & developing a general framework for new volunteers.

    We worked together with 11.11.11 on current and future volunteer management
  • Bond Beter Leefmilieu

    Area: Strategic Management
    Year: 2015

    We were asked to develop a new network structure in order for Bond Beter Leefmilieu to be able to bundle the knowledge and expertise of its members. The network structure influences the organization’s core business on a strategic level. Next to elaborating on the details of the network structure, we also conducted a field test to see how the market would respond.

    Our consultants developed a new network structure for Bond Beter Leefmilieu on a strategic level
  • Think Pink

    Area: Marketing
    Year: 2015

    We researched how Think Pink could diversify its portfolio of sports activities in order to stand out in a saturated market. Brainstorm and quantitative decision making techniques were used to come up with innovative ideas for current and new events. Beside, we’ve elaborated complementary marketing campaigns.

    We came up with new ideas to diversify and expand the event portfolio of Think Pink and elaborated complementary marketing campaigns
  • Breath of Heaven

    Area: Business Modeling
    Year: 2015

    We aided a start-up company in Kenya with a mission to help local farmers to become sustainable. We investigated how they could improve their operations, what products would yield the biggest return and what distribution channels they could pursue. Additionally, we estimated the social return on investment and proved the positive social impact of the project, making it much easier for Breath of Heaven to obtain governmental funding.

    Our consultants elaborated a business model for a start-up in Kenya and calculated the social return on investment

Partners

A.T. Kearney

Vlerick Business School

VDK Spaarbank

The House of Marketing

Addestino

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