180 Degrees Consulting
University of Southern California
FOUNDED IN 2017
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A Mission to Create Impact
180 Degrees Consulting was founded in 2007 at the University of Sydney. It has grown to become the world's largest student volunteer consultancy with over 80 branches across 33 countries. The organization started with a mission to connect talented and socially conscious students with high potential nonprofit organizations and social enterprises to further their social impact.
The USC chapter started in 2017 to provide more opportunities for students to engage in nonprofit consulting and develop a passion for social impact. While our initial mission has been synonymous with our international parent, we have targeted our focus on organizations in the Los Angeles area. We have also expanded our impact beyond consulting services, working with nonprofits on grant proposals, partnership marketing efforts, and student-volunteer organizing.
IMPACTAll of our work at 180 is geared towards enacting change - both in the community now as members and in the future post grad. By providing opportunities such as VACs days, impact fairs, and personal work with nonprofits, we expand our impact and connect members to avenues of service in the future. With each project, the client’s mission and goals centers our efforts to result in sustainable, long term change.
DIVERSITYDiversity is at the core of our efforts to gather members from different backgrounds and perspectives to best serve the variety of client sectors we work with. This diversity is seen with the previous experiences of current and future members and their interests as well as the clients with work with in terms of size, sector, and mission. We work to bridge disparities in the areas we operate, by fostering a well rounded community.
COMMUNITYCommunity building catalyses greater future impact through stronger member to member and member to community connections. We hold weekly social events to give way to friendships beyond the organization and facilitate larger events such as retreat and invite. Additionally, panels with other organizations, community members, and alumni continue to engage those not directly associated with the organization.
OPPORTUNITYOpportunities for both members and clients expand beyond their time with 180. For students, they are given the opportunity to learn about consulting, meet industry professionals through professional development sessions, and gain hands experience with consulting roles. Clients can utilize deliverables and supplemental material to aid their growth and reach through innovative solutions manufactured by members.
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