November 10, 2020


Our organisation

180 Degrees Consulting Hamburg is the Hamburg branch of one of the biggest consultancies for non-profit organisations and soical enterprises – 180 Degrees Consulting. We support sustainable organisations by providing pro bono consulting services. Our consultants are university student who we preselected on the basis of experience and education from a wide range of 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-tern 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 valuable skills and knowledge of our consultants, combined with workshop know-how, provides them 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 writting an email with a short description of the company and the project they would want to work on. Afterwards, a meeting is scheduled between a project director and the client in which the project is discussed in more detail. Ater several 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 client makes a short presentation about his/her organisation and the project that will be carried out for the Kick-off event. It is the event that launches the start of the consulting cycle. It represents the moment in which the client introduces him/herself gets to know his/her consulting team.

Project evolution

The project lasts for 3 months in which the consultants and the client are regularly communicating and working jointly on achieving the goals mentioned in the project brief. The consulting directors superivise the evolution of the projects throughout the cycle and assists the team and the client.

Final event

The consulting project results will be presented at the end of the cycle. A final presentation will be presented in front of all consultants and board memeber and delivered to the client. Afterwards, based on the satisfaction of the client, he or she can support 180 DC by giving a donation.

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

FAQs - for organizations

We work with organizations close to Hamburg as it allows more personal contact between the consultants and the client organisation. However if your company is not in Hamburg 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 meeting between the consultants and the client 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 method. If you are satisfied with our services we would appreciate it if you woud leave a donation at the end of the consulting cycle. However there are no costs or other payment obligations for our client.

Our consultants spend 8-10 hours per week in a period of 3 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 dependig 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!