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 and young professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For non-profits, many organisations found their fundraising hit rock bottom, as many loyal customers began to withdraw their support. Whilst for social enterprises and start-ups, many found even their most loyal of 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 once. By providing these social impact organisations with support offered by volunteers, we could provide zero-fee 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 PRO-BONO CONSULTING
Typically, pro-bono consulting 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 pro-bono consulting by positioning ourselves in the middle of these two groups.
As a result, we are able to differentiate ourselves from other pro-bono 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-based teams to serve clients from all over the world.