180 Degrees Consulting was founded by Nat Ware in 2007. Nat had previously undertaken charitable work in Mozambique, and it was this work that made him realise that "in the game of social impact, method trumps money." He saw that the effectiveness of fund spending is critical, yet most non-profit organisations and social enterprises lack access to affordable, high quality consulting services. At the same time, Nat recognised that there are many talented students who want to meaningful difference. Connecting the two, the idea for 180 Degrees Consulting was born.
Since then, 180 Degrees Consulting has expanded rapidly and is now the world's largest consultancy for non-profits and social enterprises, with over 100 branches spread across 36 countries and over 6000 consultants working on projects at any given time.