Learn a step-by-step process to launch as an independent social impact professional
Let the IC-Hub help you take control of your impact, income, and lifestyle by launching as an independent consultant (IC-Hubbers typically freelance for NGOs, international development or humanitarian agencies, governments or social enterprises.
If you’re the kind of person who wants more control over their time, location, and lifestyle, while leveraging your abilities to impact multiple organisations (not just one employer), then perhaps you’re a future independent consultant.
Perhaps you’ve already thought about getting into consulting and have worked with freelancers in the past for your employer.
But where do you start? How do you manage the risk inherent to starting something new? Can you actually make money and continue growing a social impact career while being your own boss and working from anywhere?
Maybe you’re facing a big life change that means conventional 9-to-5 employment is not an option right now, but you know you have so much value to offer the social impact world (i.e. working for organisations in the third sector, as well as governments and impact-driven enterprises).
Independent social impact consulting is a framework for you to create value on your own terms. If someone has paid you to be an employee, the chances are someone will pay you as a self-employed person. Independent consulting can give you more freedom and control - over your income, impact, influence, time, location, and lifestyle.
But as with starting any business, it’s easy to get it wrong. It’s easy to focus on the wrong activities. It’s easy to procrastinate and then return to the comfort of a job because “it didn’t work” for you, or because it “seemed too risky”.
That’s why we created the IC-Hub Start-up Incubator.
Who is this course for?
This course is designed for new and future independent professionals who already have a few years of career experience in the international development or social impact spaces.
This generally means that you have already worked for an NGO, governmental organisation, social enterprise, international development consulting firm, or inter-governmental organisation (e.g. UN agencies).
This is course is not designed for new professionals with no prior career experience.