OUR IMPACT


179

Entrepreneurs and social enterprises supported so far across 6 countries in 4 contintents

7832

Hours of consultancy time provided by our business volunteers

152

Placements with social enterprises, non-profits, NGOs, social purpose organisations and businesses

$392, 341

In-kind consultancy services provided since February 2015

Entrepreneurs you could support in India:

Check out some of the entrepreneurs our volunteers have worked with in India.

H2o Cabs

Mission: Reduce Hyderabad’s traffic by offering a cab sharing service for work commutes.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Branding, business strategy & development.

H2O CABS

Allika

Mission: Provide sustainable community livelihoods by empowering women to become entrepreneurs through skilled apprenticeship.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Branding and Business Strategy.

ALLIKA

VRemind

Mission: Improve child immunization by providing parents with timely reminders.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Marketing strategy and partnership development.

VREMIND

UMEED

Mission: Empower women from low-income communities by creating a platform for their financial independence.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Business strategy, financial modelling and creating a website prototype.

UMEED

SATTVA LIFESKILLS CENTRE

 

Mission: Empower young adults with high-functioning Autism and Down’s Syndrome to realize their employment potential.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Branding and financial modelling.

SATTVA

Mission: Match commuters with rides to work to share the cost and to help reduce city traffic.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: financial modelling and service strategy.

RIDEIT

INDIAN ENTREPRENEURS: FEEDBACK


Sattva Lifeskills Centre

“The consultant match with our requirements was perfect!”

Volunteer Consultants supported with

  • Fundraising
  • Marketing and branding

Pravah Pahal

“Our consultant’s eye for detail and pro-activeness is something which was great. It was asking for suggestions and working together, not just giving solutions.”

Volunteer Consultants supported with:

  • Budgeting and financials
  • Marketing

Allika

“The programme was well-planned and our consultants were really good at their work.”

Volunteer Consultants supported with:

  • Budgeting and financials
  • Branding

Entrpreneurs you could support in Brazil:

Check out some of the entrepreneurs our Consultants have been matched with in Brazil.

Livreteria Popular Juraci Nascimento

Mission: A mobile library with the goal of boosting literacy and literature engagement amongst children and young people.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Business strategy, development, communications.

LIVRETARIA

Black Santa

Mission: Promote black heritage and culture positively through a monthly hip hop event. language

Support from Volunteer Consultants:Partnership opportunities, business operations analysis.

BLACK SANTA

Coletivo Trama

Mission: Transforming empty urban spaces and creating cultural events for the community.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Business operations analysis and online platform prototype development.

TRAMA

Poesia de Esquina

Mission: Help the community to connect more with literature through poetry workshops and events.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: financial modelling, marketing and organisational development.

POESIA DE ESQUINA

Loja Maria Chantal

Mission: Using fashion to raise awareness and challenge issues of racism, social exclusion and discrimination affecting young black Brazilians.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Branding, finance and budgeting and business strategy and development.

LOJA MARIA CHANTAL

CDD Na Tela

Mission: Use theatre and cinema to help empower children and young people to express themselves and know their rights.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: marketing, business planning and partnership development.

CDD NA TELA

BRAZILIAN ENTREPRENEURS: FEEDBACK


Loja Maria Chantal

“[The support I received from my volunteer] will help to mature my project a lot. The vision for my brand is developing along with my view on the finances and growing sales for my business.”

Volunteer Consultants supported with:

  • Business strategy and development
  • Branding
  • Finance and budgeting

Liverteria Popular Juraci Nascimento

“Being part of a programme on an international scale helped to reinforce to me and the young people that we work with that what we are doing is very important…”

Volunteer Consultants supported with:

  • Business strategy and development
  • Communications
  • Programme Design

Soldado Anônimo

“Having a new perspective helped us to look at our ideas differently allowing us to do two very important things: exchange our experiences and re-evaluate our project based on the reality that we’re working in.”

Volunteer Consultants supported with :

  • Business planning
  • Project implementation
  • Strategic direction

Entrepreneurs you could support in Sri Lanka:

Check out some of the entrepreneurs our Consultants have been matched with in Sri Lanka.

Good Market

Mission: Making it easier to find and choose products that are good for our environment, our communities, and our health.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Business analysis, marketing and branding.

GOOD MARKET

Surangani Voluntary Services (SVS)

Mission: Working to develop better learning environments for children in Sri Lanka since 1992.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Finance and budgeting, marketing and product development.

SURANGANI

Thusare Talking Hands

Mission: To establish a process that empowers blind people from disadvantaged communities to become equal partners of sustainable development in Sri Lanka.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Finance and budgeting, marketing, CRM strategy.

THUSARE TALKING HANDS

Chitra Lane Children’s Centre

Mission: To care and provide for children with special needs.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Business strategy and development, finance and budgeting, product development.

CHITRA LANE CHILDREN'S CENTRE

EMACE Foundation

Mission: Working towards adaptation to climate change and mitigating adverse impacts on environment and ecology.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Customer research and business strategy and development.

EMACE

EMERGE LANKA

Mission: Investing in courageous girls.

Support from Volunteer Consultants:Communications and new sales channel development.

EMERGE

Islander (Sevalanka) Foundation

Mission: To enhance the capacity of rural communities to democratically identify and address their own development needs and provides services that contribute to the economically viable, socially just, and ecologically sustainable development of Sri Lanka.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Product development and marketing strategy.

SEVALANKA

Without Borders

Mission: To develop sustainable community driven development models for impoverished communities.

Support from Volunteer Consultants: Marketing, branding and business planning.

WITHOUT BORDERS

SRI LANKAN ENTREPRENEURS: SOME FEEDBACK


Chitra Lane Children’s Centre

“We are extremely grateful to _SocialStarters for running such a useful programme, for the benefit of organizations like ours. Thank you!

Volunteer Consultants supported with:

  • Business strategy and development
  • Finance and budgeting
  • Product development

Without Boarders

“Our consultant was genuinely interested in everything we had to say and the ideals we believed in. She put her 100% + into the project and really tailored her plan according to our requirements.”

Volunteer Consultants supported with:

  • Business planning
  • Marketing
  • Branding

Surangani Voluntary Service

“It was a good experience! It’s nice to work with foreign people and show them the Sri Lankan culture!”

Volunteer Consultants supported with:

  • Finance and budgeting
  • Marketing
  • Strategic Development