Seed Provides Pro-Bono Consulting to Organizations shaping a More Sustainable environmenT
Welcome to Seed Consulting Group
Empowering the next generation of environmentally conscious leaders
Who We Are
We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides pro-bono consulting to influential organizations pioneering a healthier and more environmentally sustainable California. Our consultants are high achieving volunteers from a broad range of industries and academic disciplines with an insatiable desire to serve their communities. We have thriving chapters across the state in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and San Francisco.
What We Do
We pair teams of 5 professionally diverse volunteer consultants onto a 10 week consulting engagement with a not-for-profit organization in their community. These projects typically fall into one of four buckets:
Data & Analytics
We analyze large datasets to create meaningful insights that drive your strategic decision-making.
We help nonprofits identify partnerships or acquisition opportunities to grow your organization and scale its impact.
Marketing & Strategy
We help nonprofits identify, understand, and engage your stakeholders to better serve your customers, donors, beneficiaries, and community.
We help nonprofits create strategies for achieving zero waste, increasing renewable energy use, or measuring the environmental impact of their organization.
How we Work
With the diversity of volunteers who consult on our projects, we provide a wide variety of skillsets and competencies to our projects, including:
Business Case Development
Cost benefit analysis Approach development Roadmapping Impact Analysis
Policy: regulatory and public policy Supply: supply chain input research, specifically for cost benefit analysis Markets: market segmentation and demographic trends read more
Data gathering, cleansing, organization, and utilization Modelling Metrics and KPI development read more
Why We Do it
In 2014, we saw a need for an innovative partnership between professionals and nonprofits to tackle California’s urgent environmental and sustainability challenges. Nonprofits are dedicated towards helping our urban and natural environments, but often lack funding and resources to scale their impact. Everyday professionals are passionate about the environment, but don’t have a way to use their skills to make a difference.
Whether there is a need for zero waste, carbon neutrality, or the protection of our natural watersheds, wildlife, and wilderness, we know change doesn’t happen by accident. We believe change begins by bringing remarkable people together from diverse backgrounds to solve grand challenges. We view Seed as that incubator to bring people and nonprofits together to collaborate on projects and catalyze nonprofit impact while building the next generation of environmentally conscious leaders.
Solving Sustainability Challenges
We provide environmental nonprofits, or nonprofits implementing sustainability initiatives, with diverse teams of volunteer professionals to help them solve a problem, pro-bono.
We focus on scoping projects with nonprofits that have measurable outcomes and produce the biggest bang for the buck on people and planet.
Seed is designed as a “learn in the trenches” experiential-learning model. Our volunteers are exceptional leaders and experts in their industry or profession. When Seeders join a diverse team and work “in the trenches together” on a consulting project, we believe Seeders learn valuable professional skills and leadership lessons that equip them for greater success in the future. We also believe working closely with inspirational nonprofits on environmental projects creates greater awareness, excitement, and passion for sustainability issues among Seeders, thereafter grooming the volunteer to be a future leader that makes decisions with both people and planet in mind.
Seed is a chapter based organization of volunteers who partner with nonprofits in their local communities.
Whether an engineer at SpaceX, a PhD at UCLA, a marketing manager in healthcare, or a partner at a law firm, our volunteers, called Seeders, come from all industries and walks of life. Seeders are passionate leaders seeking to use their knowledge and skills to make a difference in their community and the world of sustainability. Seeders are fun high-achieving outliers who support one another, who are celebrated for their differences, and who bring their personal swag to everything they do in Seed.
SeedCG was the guiding force in creating a solid strategy for our Sustainability Certification for the Business Professional. We needed this team of experts –from varied backgrounds –to fully think through the launch plan, platform, content, timing, market and more. The entire team went above and beyond in their role to assure we have a successful program!
The dedication and professionalism the SeedCG team brought to our chapter network fundraising project was outstanding. They provided us with well researched solution oriented ideas. My experience working with them was nothing short of amazing and I wouldn’t hesitate to work with them again.
We had an amazing experience working with SeedCG. Their entire team was incredibly strategic and focused. Over a short period of time, they dug in and developed a very comprehensive profile of our community, with strategy related to engaging each demographic. Their work has been very instrumental in building marketing and programming strategies to reach our entire communities needs.
How you can help
Seed is constantly on the lookout for those excited about being involved in something much bigger than themselves. There are many different ways to get involved in the Seed organization, but the first step is reaching out and finding out more about the opportunities that exist.
Whether you are looking to become a Seed consultant, want to know more about having Seed consultants work for your nonprofit, partnering with Seed, or just donating to the cause, there is a place for everyone.