The COVID-19 Student Response Network (CSRN) is a collaborative effort led by student consultants from top universities around the world.
We're working together to offer management consulting services to charities who's operations are impacted by COVID-19.
Our goal? To support as many charities and social enterprises as possible in navigating the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
80+ charities and social enterprises
460+ student consultants
3 Official Training Partners
Brought to you by 180 Degrees Consulting Bristol
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Kay Libby, Chief Executive
"I’m delighted with the support that you have given to us in respect of financial planning, fundraising, communications, virtual activities and use of social media...
The speed at which the 180DC Bristol team work is remarkable... I would not hesitate to recommend CSRN's services to other voluntary organisations as you have made real and demonstrable improvements to the way that we work. It is a genuine pleasure to have meetings with the CSRN & 180DC Bristol teams. "
Age UK Bristol is a leading older people charity and raised over £2.5 million in 2019
Alexandra Stumpp, Communications Officer
"The CSRN team that worked with us were phenomenal! They quickly got to grips with the impact that our charity has experienced due to COVID-19 and understood the need for us to adapt our service in order to stay connected with those who rely on Paul’s Place.
The team took the time to consider the needs of our service users and staff and quickly identified the areas in which we needed support. Thanks to them we now have in place new technologies to help us deliver “Paul’s Place at Home” and stay virtually connected to others.
Thanks to their help and input we feel more confident as a charity in supporting people in this new way. They have also given us the tools to help make Paul’s Place at Home sustainable.
We cannot thank them enough, their support, input, professionalism and skills has come at a very difficult time and has helped us to support others to continue to live life to the full."
Paul’s Place is a charity that enhances life for physically disabled adults.
Dominic Smithies, Student Voice and Equality Lead for Student Minds
“We've been working with a really passionate group of students to help us with our listening work to ensure we're understanding what students are experiencing.
These insights will help us in having the most effective response to COVID-19 so that we can do all we can to ensure students and staff are empowered to look after their own mental health, support others and create change."
Student Minds are the UK's Student Mental Health Charity and have just been granted £3m by the government to inspire change within higher education.
Kevin McGough, Data Lead for Fundraising
“in the short time we have been working with their team we have been bowled over by their professionalism, passion, dedication, diligence and wide-ranging expertise in data analytics, which has opened our eyes to a whole world of potentially business critical insights.
With time and resources limited in the Third Sector the offer of this high-level pro-bono work, with some of the brightest minds from such a prestigious institution as the University of Bristol, is invaluable.”
St Peter's Hospice is Bristol's only adult hospice caring for local people with life-limiting illnesses and raised £16 million in 2019 making it one of the largest regional charities in the UK.
Derek Cleverdon, Regional Chairman
“I would like to place on record my sincere gratitude to the team at CSRN for all their help.
Their services have been especially helpful during the lockdown period and I have no doubt that all charities could benefit from their support during these difficult times."
Variety, the Children's Charity supports young people throughout the UK who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged and raised nearly £8 million in 2019.