November 10, 2020


Our organization

180 Degrees Consulting Hamburg is the Hamburg branch of the largest student consultancy for non-profit organisations and social enterprises – 180 Degrees Consulting. We support sustainable organisations by providing pro bono consulting services. Our consultants are university students who we preselect based on experience and education from various study programmes. We operate in two consulting cycles per year, which are synchronised to the university semesters: May – September and November – March.

Since our founding in 2015, 180 DC Hamburg has worked with over 35 organisations, helping them achieve their short and long-term goals. More than 100 students have gathered consulting experience and have contributed to the development of social enterprises and NGOs. 

Our expertise


Our consultants provide innovative, practical, and sustainable solutions based on the client's needs.


The skills and knowledge of our consultants, combined with organised consulting workshops, provide them with the tool kit to understand and deliver the best and most feasible solutions to our clients. 


The board supervises the activity of the consulting teams, as well as the final report progress. We make sure the provided solutions are efficient and implementable.


By joining us, organizations get access to our events where they can meet students, partners, and clients who think alike.

Our journey

Initial contact

The client can initiate contact with 180 DC by writing an email with a short description of the company and the project they would like to work on. Afterwards, a 180 DC consulting director schedules a meeting with the client in which the project is discussed in more detail. In the course of a few meetings, a project brief concerning the problem and the expected outcomes is drafted. The client organisation signs a contract with 180 DC agreeing to collaborate on the common project and the documentation is finalized.


The Kick-off is the event that starts the consulting cycle. During the event, the client has the opportunity to introduce herself/himself and meet the consultants working on their project. Additionally, the client makes a short presentation about their organisation and the project that will be carried out by the consulting team. 

Project evolution

The project duration is 3 months in which the consultants and the client communicate and cooperate to achieve the project objectives. The 180 DC consulting directors supervise the evolution of the projects throughout the cycle and assist the team and the client.

Final event

The final event ends the consulting cycle. All consulting teams are given the oppurtunity to present their findings to the board, clients and other consultants. Afterwards, an individual, often more detailed presnetation is held only for the client. If the client is satisfied with the project they are given the opportunity to support 180 DC Hamburg financially. 

If you are interested in working with us or you want to join one of our public events, do not hesitate to contact us!

FAQs - for organizations

We work with organisations close to Hamburg, as it allows more personal contact between the consultants and the client organisation. However, if your company is not Hamburg-based and you would still like to apply for consulting services, then we would be more than happy to get an email from you. Based on the circumstances, we could try to make meetings with the consultants online or if there is a 180 DC branch that is closer to you we could refer you to them.

We provide our consulting services on a pro bono basis. There are no obligatory costs or other payment obligations for our client. However, if you are satisfied with the project outcomes we would appreciate a donation at the end of the consulting cycle.

Our consultants spend an average of 120 hours per project in the scope of three months.

Our consulting services cover a wide variety of areas such as business development, marketing, finances, fundraising, operations, production efficiency, among others.

You are welcome to contact us anytime. Our consulting cycles start in April and November so depending on when you contact us you will be considered for either the Winter or Summer cycle.

If you want to apply for consulting services or you have any questions regarding our organisation adn the consultng process, do not hesitate to write to us. We are more than happy to get in touch with you!