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Social Effect was started by Rizwan Tayabali in 2009 based on extensive cross-domain and cross-regional experience with social change in both the non-profit and social enterprise/social business arenas. Built as a niche consultancy, he works either independently or with Associates depending on location and need.

Social Effect is currently on hiatus as Rizwan is currently working with Make A Difference full time as CEO, implementing the frameworks he developed while consulting through Social Effect. However he still continues to provide pro-bono advice and support for other non-profits and social enterprises where possible.

Experience and Background

Rizwan has 17 years of social and commercial experience ranging from strategic innovation and design, to delivery and implementation of programmes and change. He has worked with some of the UK’s Top Finance and Retail companies as a Management Consultant, while also working with social projects in parallel. He specialises in the design and implementation of long term solutions to social and human challenges, as well as in structuring organisations to deliver those solutions, and in 2014 created the PATRI Framework for Scaling Impact which is currently being used by the international Ashoka Globalizer program.

Rizwan has a rare combination of extensive cross-domain and cross-regional experience with social change in both the non-profit and social enterprise/social business arenas. He has started, worked for and managed a number of impact projects and organisations over the span of his career. While consulting through Social Effect he advised the leaders and management teams of organisations involved in social development around the world, ranging from small sized start-ups to large-scale transgovernmental entities - thus engaging with the diversity of human and developmental challenges on the ground. Having worked with more than 150 social purpose organisations in 25 countries across Western Europe, North, Central and South America, the Indian Sub-Continent, South East Asia and Africa - Rizwan has deep first hand experience of social change across most of the primary regions of social development around the world.

Rizwan is a Fellow of the RSA by invite. He was previously a mentor and development advisor for the larger UnLtd Award winners in the UK, and more recently for Rotary Projects and Ashoka Fellows around the world, particularly focusing on scaling human development projects. He is on the Board of various international nonprofits and has spoken on Social Enterprise at a number of Universities including The University of Oxford, UEA and INSEAD.

Connect

LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rizwantayabali