180 Degrees Consulting at UBC provides pro-bono consulting for nonprofits and social enterprises in the Greater Vancouver area.

We provide socially conscious organizations around British Columbia with high quality and affordable consulting services. We work with organizations to develop innovative, practical and sustainable solutions for whatever challenges they may be facing.

Visit our website at www.ubc180dc.org.


Delivering affordable solutions to non-profits and social enterprises.

Since our founding in 2017, our teams have completed 12 projects with clients in the Greater Vancouver Area. Our consultants fill a gap in the market where social impact can be larger and more cohesive. We have established a practice focused on supporting indigenous organizations, promoting environmental sustainability, alleviating poverty in our communities.

 

Working alongside industry professionals.

Our branch established the first mentorship program in Canada that partners industry professionals with our consulting teams. Mentors provide key insights into the consulting process by helping scope and structure projects, answer questions, providing client-side experience, and more.

 

Bridging together diverse academic experiences.

We pride ourselves on being a student-run organization that is open to students of all backgrounds. Our wide range of perspectives and academic diversity provides students, clients, and mentors a valuable consulting experience. To build upon our students’ talents, we equip our consultants with the best resources which include, but are not limited to, various training and networking events to expand soft skills and technical knowledge.

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Sample of Consulting Projects

  • The Salvation Army

    Area:
    Year: 2020

    The Salvation Army is an international charitable organisation that has grown to become one of the largest non-governmental direct providers of social services in the country. Its founders sought to bring salvation to the poor, destitute, and hungry by meeting both their "physical and spiritual needs”.

    The Salvation Army project is helping the organization better utilize their beneficiary card system by researching best industry data collection practices and recommending key statistical indicators to focus on.

  • Open Primaries

    Area: New York City
    Year: 2020

    Open Primaries is an organization that represents the movement that no American should be required to join a political party to exercise their right to vote. This mission is accomplished through two entities: Open Primaries Advocacy and Open Primaries Education Fund.

    The Open Primaries project is helping the organization streamline public engagement by determining key demographics to focus on and methods to optimize reach.

  • JustWork Economic Initiative

    Area: Vancouver
    Year: 2020

    JustWork Economic Initiative is a non-profit running three social-enterprises in the Greater Vancouver Area (JustCatering, JustRenos, and JustPotters). Each enterprise offers quality goods and services and combined they provide meaningful employment to 25 people on a regular basis.

    The JustWork project is helping the organization to assess its operations by comparing its practices to industry leaders and determining areas for improvement to increase profitability.

  • HIM - Health Initiative for Men

    Area: Vancouver
    Year: 2020

    The Health Initiative for Men Society (HIM) is a public health organization for gay and bisexual men operating in Greater Vancouver. Since 2008, HIM has offered sexual health testing, professional counselling, sexual health education and athletic/social programming for gay men.

    The HIM project is helping to diversify the organization’s funding by researching target demographics and forming a fund development strategy for sustainable individual donations.

  • Frontier College

    Area:
    Year: 2020

    Frontier College is a literacy organization established in 1899. Frontier College aims to improve literacy levels in Canada by providing education to those who seek assistance with their learning and have been overlooked or left behind by the formal educational system.

    The Frontier College project is helping the organization improve their volunteer onboarding process by evaluating their policies and procedures manual and analyzing human resource information systems.

  • Nada

    Area: Vancouver
    Year: 2019

    Nada is a grocery store chain based in Vancouver which uses no packaging within its stores. Its goal is to provide the highest quality food and products while producing zero waste and supporting a commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

  • SeaSmart

    Area: Vancouver
    Year: 2019

    SeaSmart is a non-profit that delivers innovative, engaging education programs based on science and current ocean issues to empower youth to be environmental champions in Metro Vancouver. Its team of marine biologists and oceanographers use fun, hands-on games and activities teach youth between kindergarten and grade 12 about marine issues.

Branch Leadership Team

Partners

Cascadia Partners

Indigenous Tourism Association of Canada