In the early stages of 2020, as coronavirus was taking hold across the globe, we became increasingly concerned about the unprecedented challenges facing both groups.
We were born out of a need to support socially conscious organisations, as well as students and young professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For non-profits, many organisations found their fundraising hit rock bottom, as many loyal donors began to withdraw their support. Whilst for social enterprises and start-ups, many found their core customers reduce their spending, in order to protect their own personal finances. Simultaneously, as unemployment figures skyrocketed, most students and young professionals found it incredibly difficult to gain real-world work experience.
Amidst this crisis, we identified an opportunity to tackle both of these issues at the same time. By providing these social impact organisations with support offered by volunteers, we could provide much needed support to charities and businesses, whilst providing students and young professionals with opportunities to gain hard to find real world experience.
A NEW APPROACH TO SOCIAL IMPACT CONSULTING
Typically, low cost consulting for socially-driven organisations has been provided by two groups:
Professional Service Firms
HERE'S WHERE WE COME IN
We founded Impact Consulting to serve the enormous demand for social impact consulting by positioning ourselves in the middle of these two groups.
As a result, we are able to differentiate ourselves from other providers by:
Utilizing consultants from both Universities and professional service firms, as well as industry professionals.
Using our expertise to serve non-profit, social enterprise and start-up organisations.
Adopting virtual and in-person teams to serve clients from all over the world.