Guten Tag – We are the Berliners!

Basic Philosophy

We are a group of like-minded students with the aspiration to use our entrepreneurial mindset to solve problems that matter. We have the passion for meaningful impact and seek to shape society by delivering pro bono consulting services to non-profit organizations and social enterprises.

Recruiting Statement

Depending on our project pipeline, we are recruiting 20-30 consultants each semester. We are looking for creative students from all disciplines with curiosity for new challenges and a deep compassion for people. Apart from these crucial qualities, they have to be able to dedicate a considerable amount of time to our organization. A consultant should be able to work up to 10 hours pro bono per week and also attend the workshops and training which will take place during the week (evenings) or Saturday/Sunday. Attendance at the Kick-Off Event and Training Weekend is mandatory. If this sounds like you, we encourage you to reach out to us.

Learning Opportunities

We tackle complex real-life problems and design implementable solutions – an experience unlikely to be found in classroom settings. To ensure both professional services and personal development we provide mentoring programs together with practical input on topics such as project management, consulting methodology and creative problem-solving. In short, everything we do is pointed at giving our consultants the opportunity to gain new food for thought, take responsibility and grow with new challenges.

Inspiring Atmosphere

Our working culture is what defines and differentiates us from other organizations. We stress a non-hierarchical, failure-friendly, and multidisciplinary approach. Our internal communication is direct, honest and designed to trigger novel perspectives. We build on each other’s ideas in order to encourage one another to succeed. To us, no idea is a bad idea – no matter how crazy. Instead, we seek to empower our consultants to think laterally and pursue bold ideas that solve our client’s toughest challenges.

Need-based Consulting

Our client-focused consulting services aim to have an immediate social impact. Combining traditional consulting methodology and team-based innovation practices, such as Design Thinking, we reach a holistic approach that yields need-based solutions. Due to regular feedback loops throughout the project phase, we ensure transparency, client satisfaction and continuous improvement of our services.

Engaged Clients

We exclusively work with organizations that are driven by a social mission. Furthermore, potential clients are screened for their inclination to novel ideas and their capacity for change. They are dynamic, inspirational and excited to interact at eye level with our consultants during a project period of one semester. This close collaboration leads to benefits on both sides.

Right Place

Renowned for its cultural diversity, accumulation of creative talent, and vibrant social start-up scene, Berlin offers the perfect environment for the first 180 Degrees Consulting branch in Germany. Due to a mature social sector with unique proximity to political decision-making power, our projects promise to have a high societal impact. Lastly, Berlin is home to more than 40 higher education institutions, giving us direct access to a large interdisciplinary pool of outstanding students.

Strategic Partnerships

Our goal is to establish mutually beneficial partnerships with organizations from various sectors. As a pro bono consultancy, our partners are essential to our growth. Their wide networks and in-depth expertise substantiate the quality of our consulting services. In return, we connect them with young talent and future leaders.


c/o Benedikt Ewald, Neckarstr. 7, 12053 Berlin, Germany

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Sample of Consulting Projects

  • Silbernetz e.V.

    Area: Strategy & Communication
    Year: 2019

    Silbernetz e.V. is fighting loneliness of elderly people.

    The 180 Degrees Consulting team is working on the improvement of communication practices in a time of a fast internal growth of Silbernetz e.V.
  • InterACT English

    Area: Impact Measurement
    Year: 2019

    InterACT English is a NGO bringing innovative arts based
    language education, instructed by
    native English speakers, to schools
    across Germany.

    The 180 Degrees Consulting team is working on a strategy for impact measurement as well as on a strategy to acquire new partnerships and fundraising models.
  • International Organization for Migration

    Area: Strategy & Outreach
    Year: 2019

    The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration. In Germany, IOM implements national and international projects in the field of migration.

    The 180 Degrees Consulting team is working on a strategy to raise awareness of IOM in Germany among migrants.
  • Share

    Area: Expansion
    Year: 2019

    Share is a social organization which aims to making daily consumption sustainable. Therefore, Share finances social projects through purchases of their products.

    The 180 Degrees Consulting team is working on an expansion strategy.
  • R3solute

    Area: Fundraising
    Year: 2019

    R3SOLUTE is a social organization in the field of refugee conflict solving mediation.

    The 180 Degrees Consulting team is working on a fundraising strategy.

Branch Leadership Team


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