Start a Branch
180 Degrees is a highly ambitious organization. We want to grow so that we can help more non-profits and social enterprises to achieve their full potential, and so we can train more university students to become great social impact leaders! There is a massive need for the services that 180 Degrees provides.
We want you to help us expand our impact! If you are based at a university where there is not currently a 180 Degrees branch, we encourage you to consider applying to start a branch. We’re looking for talented, entrepreneurial, hard-working and committed people with the right motivation!
Starting a branch is a very rigorous process as we want to maintain high quality and operational excellence. We want to ensure all branch founders are exceptionally talented, very committed, and have the right motivation. For those considering applying, it is important to know that while starting a branch is exceptionally rewarding it is also a significant time commitment – founding teams usually spend 10-15 hours per week to plan (and eventually launch and manage) their 180 Degrees branch. The good news is that our Global Growth team is here to support you at every step of the way! Upon submitting an online application, you will be allocated to a Director of Global Growth who will work with you to develop your branch proposal, provide feedback, and help you navigate the process. After official approval, you will go through our organizational leadership training (“onboarding”), get advice on how to best run a branch, receive access to our extensive consulting and marketing resources, have access to IT and legal support, be invited to our leadership summits, and be able to use our custom built consulting management platform that we call Compass. You will also be a part of the exciting, innovative and growing 180 Degrees global community.
The first step in the process is to express interest by filling in the following form. If we are impressed by your application, we will then be in contact with you regarding next steps. You can see an overview of the full process here: bit.ly/180DCnewbranchprocess
To connect with other branch founders around the world and stay up to date on any announcements, make sure to join our Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/170785906915126/
PLEASE NOTE: new branch applications submitted after December 9th 2018 will be reviewed in January 2019 – you can therefore expect a response in early-mid February 2019.
180 Degrees branch leaders gather in Chicago to meet each other, share best practices, and plan for the year ahead!