The world’s largest student-driven consultancy. Now in Sofia.

Founded in April 2017, 180 DC Sofia is the Bulgarian branch of 180 Degrees Consulting – the world’s largest student-driven consultancy. We are committed to providing high-quality and extremely affordable business consulting services to non-profits and social enterprises in Bulgaria to help them improve their operations and maximize their social impact!

We help socially conscious organizations in Bulgaria:

• Run the most effective programs possible;
• Improve their financial sustainability;
• Improve their marketing;
• Measure their social impact and be more data-driven in their decision-making;
• Expand to new business and geographical areas;
• Improve their human resource management and volunteer recruitment.


If you are:

• a motivated, dedicated and passionate student or fresh graduate,
• having problem-solving skills and critical thinking,
• with a genuine interest in making a social impact,
• willing to receive training from professional business consultants,
• with time to commit to working on projects for real clients,

then we would be more than happy to welcome you as a consultant in 180 Degrees Consulting Sofia!

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Our Recruitment: Our selection process consists of 2 steps. Step 1 is an online application with a CV and cover letter and step 2 is business case and personal interview.

Remuneration: Everybody is involved in 180 Degrees Consulting works pro bono (without a paycheck). Instead, you gain valuable consulting experience, get good merit to put on your CV, make contact with both exceptional students and interesting actors in the business and not least you get to make an impact!

Projects duration. 180 DC projects comprise one university semester taking place twice a year. They start in late October/March and end in January/June leaving sufficient time during the exam period.

Workload. Consultants work 6 to 7 hours per week, while team leaders devote around 8 hours weekly.

Language requirements. Excellent command of English is a must to be part of 180 DC Sofia. Additional language proficiency can be a plus.

What you will get:

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Sample of Consulting Projects

  • ELSA Bulgaria

    Area: Fundraising Strategy
    Year: 2020

    ELSA Bulgaria is a non-political, non-profit, non-government organization, that is part of the International ELSA (European Law Student’s Association), which aims at providing its members a platform to develop their existing skills and acquire new ones, to interact with fellow students and experienced practitioners, and to provide an international platform for Bulgarian law students. In order to achieve those goals fully, ELSA needs more funding, which will enable it to meet its main objectives. Therefore, the 180 DC team was engaged to conduct research and deliver recommendations on how to attract sponsors and partners. The team gave examples of good practices for fundraising, looked at many companies and law firms in Bulgaria and what is their Corporate Social Responsibility and made a list of possible partners/sponsors. Moreover, the team created sponsorship packages and pitch decks that ELSA Bulgaria can use when contacting the potential sponsors.

    We are delighted with the team’s dedication, hard work and motivation to deliver an excellent product.
  • ReUse

    Area: Marketing Optimization
    Year: 2020

    ReUse is a green start-up with the cause to provide a sustainable solution to bulky waste. The concept adopted the shape of creating an online platform that connects renovators of old furniture with upcycling enthusiasts, offering them a platform where they could work together, offer their services or share their experience.
    The main challenge for the client was to reach the right clients willing to buy renovated furniture (given the low social awareness of the issue in Bulgaria). Therefore, 180 Degrees Consulting Sofia delivered an analysis how the client could optimize its online platform in order to appear more user-friendly, as well as to make their cause more understandable for the mass consumer.

    The consultants were very professional, took the time to understand our needs, had a wonderful positive attitude, took the extra step and surpassed our expectations.
  • JCI Bulgaria

    Area: Recruitment and Retention
    Year: 2019

    JCI Bulgaria, is a non-governmental organization that is a part of JCI International, which aims to motivate active and young people around the world to make a change for themselves and those around them, and to also provide development opportunities in order to empower its members. JCI Bulgaria has the vision to be the leading global network of young active people. In order to achieve that, JCI needs more willing and energetic people. 180 Degrees Consulting Sofia delivered recommendations on how to improve each step of the Recruitment – Management – Retention chain, to invent a Recruitment strategy by modifying best practices used by other organizations and having some completely new ones.

    It was pleasant that they were so interested in us and our issues and they had fantastic attitude when working on the project.
  • BETA Bulgaria

    Area: Fundraising
    Year: 2019

    BETA Bulgaria is a NGO, part of the pan-European youth association Bringing Europeans Together Association (BETA). The mission of BETA is to increase the knowledge about the European Union among young people and to teach them analytical and soft skills, as well as teamwork and negotiation by the means of informal education. In order to achieve these goals, the client needed certain funding and therefore, 180DC Sofia was engaged to undertake a market research of different means of funding and growth opportunities for BETA and finally, to deliver a comprehensive report on the research outputs. Further, the consultants defined which companies in Bulgaria would be suitable for corporate partnerships with BETA and based on the results prepared several pitch decks so that the organisation could be presented in the best possible way.

    The experience with 180 Degrees Consulting Sofia was extremely productive and rewarding. The consultants and the team behind them are tremendous professionals that gave everything they have in order to produce a well-rounded and detailed report.
  • Teach for Bulgaria

    Area: Recruitment
    Year: 2019

    Teach for Bulgaria is a foundation, part of the Teach for All network that brings together similar organizations in over 45 countries around the world. The mission of Teach for Bulgaria is to give opportunity for equal access to high-quality education for all children in Bulgaria, regardless of their origin and the socio-economic status of their families.
    For achieving their goal, they wanted to attract the most prepared and motivated professionals as them being the most valuable resource towards positive change in education. Therefore, 180 DC was engaged to conduct an in-depth analysis of Teach for Bulgaria’s recruitment process and to suggest areas for its optimization. Going further, our consultants analysed client’s database of applicants. Based on the analysis our team defined target personas and proposed a tailored marketing approach for attracting the most suitable and talented professionals.

    "We are really happy and satisfied with the final product. The most valuable part was the external, non-biased perspective of the consulting team. The consultants were very motivated, professional and wanted to deliver the best possible product."
  • Zero Waste Bulgaria

    Area: Social Impact Assessment
    Year: 2019

    Zero Waste Bulgaria is a non-profit whose mission is to motivate and educate people and business companies on how to reduce the amount of waste they are producing. Less waste means cleaner environment and a better future for everyone.
    The client was confronted with the challenge to evaluate the results and social impact generated by their initiatives. The 180 DC Sofia team conducted a social impact assessment of the past, current and planned client’s initiatives based on our SROI (social return on investment) calculation methodology. We thus proposed an external communication approach for sharing the results with the broader audience and a strategy for prioritizing the planned initiatives.

    "The project was enriching, encouraging and providing us with a different perspective. We would implement it because we think the proposals are really valuable and would definitely work."

    Area: Business Planning
    Year: 2018

    MOVE.BG is a platform for citizens and experts, who wish for Bulgaria to succeed and seek sustainable solutions for the country’s brighter future. With its numerous initiatives, MOVE.BG aims at improving the current situation and unfolding Bulgaria’s economic potential.
    The 180 DC Sofia team developed a detailed business plan for a social co-working space launched by MOVE.BG. The goal was to ensure the full financial sustainability of the space. The business plan based on a thorough analysis of the co-working’s competitors in Sofia comprised a profound cost-revenue analysis and a best-mix proposition for the break-even of the co-working space.

    "We are happy with the teams' attitude, professionalism and readiness to help us in our work."
  • National Youth Forum

    Area: Fundraising
    Year: 2017

    The National Youth Forum /NYF/ is the biggest youth umbrella organization in Bulgaria which includes almost 50 youth organizations from the whole country. The mission of the organization is to highlight the role and importance of youth organizations and youth work in development and creation of active and responsible young people who can work and contribute to a prosperous society. One of the main needs of the organization is to improve its financial sustainability and assure the effectiveness of its operations.
    The team of 180 Degrees Consulting Sofia contributed by conducting a profound research and analysis of the funding opportunities for NYF and based on that, proposed alternative financing sources and funds attracting activities to be integrated in NYF's portfolio.

    "Very detailed research from various sources that is giving us a broad overview of a fundraising strategy. The experience with 180 Degrees Consulting was very pleasant, because of the professional attitude, skillful and capable members and the short time of execution."

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