We empower clients and students to leverage a strong management approach to tackle key societal issues, unleashing the full potential of the Portuguese social sector and developing impact-driven future managers and leaders.
We are one of the largests Student Clubs at Nova SBE, the leading Business School in Portugal, with 50+ active Student Consultants, conducting 10+ consulting projects in the Portuguese social sector every semester.
We are a committed team with in-depth experience in over 150 consulting projects in the social sector, ranging from clients in the social start-up scene to the NGO ecosystem and large, established social organisations.
WHAT WE DO
For over a decade, we have served a wide range of clients, building capacity and accompanying them towards greater, more sustainable impact. We approach our client work with a win-win perspective: not only do we endeavour to contribute to the expansion and strengthening of our clients’ goals, but we also ensure a valuable experience for our consultants; one that will lead them on a path to become change-makers and impact-driven leaders.
As a student-led consultancy, NSC offers a range of pro-bono advisory services for organisations in the social and environmental sector. Each team of 5 consultants will be dedicated to a client project for the duration of one semester (+/- 12 weeks).
As one of NOVA SBE’s largest and most popular student clubs, we carefully select our consultants based on analytical competencies, drive and creative problem solving skills but also their ability to see the big picture necessary to address complex societal issues. Our diverse teams are thus composed of highly capable, fast learning and committed students that we further empower to become future leaders.
Our Consulting Areas of Expertise
Our clients’ trust has allowed us to support them across a multitude of challenges and opportunities: we are committed to tailoring our projects to the organisations’ needs and specificities.
Business Strategy Design and Evaluation
We help you to validate your business model, assess and adjust your strategy and improve your customer acquisition and retention.
Marketing & Communication Strategy
We provide support with pricing models, social media strategy, social media engagement, customer analytics, brand awareness.
We help you with investors’ pitch, debt and equity, donations, fundraising strategy, strategic and corporate partnerships.
We help you to identify key metrics for your organisation, establish data collection methodologies, and report and communicate on your impact.
Program to Implement Projects
In partnership with the Nova SBE Impact Experience Hub, NSC is now offering its clients the opportunity to host an implementation intern to bring to life some of the consulting team’s recommendations. This can take place in semesters following the initial consulting project and candidacies put forward by NSC will be evaluated by the Program to Implement Projects committee.
PAST CLIENT SELECTION
Over the years, Nova Social Consulting has worked with dozens of NGOs, social enterprises and nonprofits: we strongly believe in identifying synergies and opportunities for collaboration across our current and former clients. We are proud to connect our clients with the broader Nova SBE community and endeavour to become an empowering actor in the Lisbon impact ecosystem. The close collaboration with Nova SBE Impact Experience Hub allows for ever greater impact within the university and beyond.
NSC has the privilege to work with several corporate partners: their guidance, workshops and mentoring support consulting teams as they navigate the challenges brought to them by clients.
Our approach allows our consultants to benefit from exposure to highly dedicated leaders of the social sector, exploring the realities of Portugal beyond Nova SBE. The collaboration with consulting professionals facilitates networking and career opportunities.
Our consultants are our best asset: we continue to promote collaboration, support and networking activities with our alumni community of over 700 change-makers.
Paula Policarpo, Co-founder, Zero Desperdício
The result of NSC's serious work, commitment and effort had a huge importance for us. For the first time, we have an analysis from outside focused on our eventual future business model that will permit us to design and project future scenarios. It´s great!
NSC did an amazing job thoroughly researching future company endeavors, providing fresh ideas, and utilizing all available resources to solve problems. We highly recommend NOVA Social Consulting and we definitely want to continue our productive work with them in the future!
Rita Calheiros Caetano, Fundraising & Communications, Fundação Gonçalo da Silveira
It's always a good idea to work with NSC. It's great to have opinions, suggestions and proposals from enthusiastic students, who give us the outside point of view.