We accelerate social impact.


Impact46 is a social impact accelerator.
We work with philanthropists, impact investors, foundations and CSR departments, as well as non-profits and social enterprises. We provide world-class experience, tools and tech to help foster their social impact.  


Our Approach

Impact46 is an innovative social impact firm.
We raise both the quality and accessibility of strategic consulting for key players in the philanthropic market.

Impact46 raises both the quality and accessibility of strategic consulting for key players in the philanthropic market. It does so by offering:

World-class experience
i46 strives to provide the highest-quality social impact consulting available globally. i46 Founder Nicola Crosta directly oversees every consulting project, working closely with some of the world’s most experienced social impact practitioners.

Robust tools
Clients benefit from advanced tools, methodologies and tech to design, implement and measure social impact programs.

Day-to-day support
i46 believes in the value of strategy, but is also committed to supporting clients in the day-to-day challenges of implementation.

Services for Donors

Impact46 offers world-class services to donors, Foundations, CSR departments and impact investors. These services allow donors to transform their vision for impact into a reality.

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5 Services for Donors

Impact Strategy
i46 helps donors define their social impact strategy or review existing strategies. We leverage our Impact Compass tool to assess and maximize your impact.

Impact Selection
i46 helps donors select high-impact non-profits among any sector or geographic scope. We also carry out due diligence of existing Portfolio grantees.

Impact Monitoring
i46 helps monitor Portfolios of social organizations and track their social impact. Our team can deliver professional Impact Reports that are tailored to your needs.

Impact Communication
i46 helps donors communicate social impact in a professional, ethical manner, within and outside of their organization. We also help them track their contribution to the SDGs.

Special Initiatives
Whether the goal is to open a new Foundation, start a global initiative for social impact or set up a social enterprise incubator, i46 provides exceptional experience to donors and social investors building their social impact endeavors.

Services for Non-Profits

Impact46 offers services to non-profits and social enterprises that help maximize their social impact. Services allow non-profits to outsource work where they lack expertise and to upskill their teams by working with experienced professionals.

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3 Services for Non-Profits and Social Enterprises

Strategic Review
The Review offers an opportunity for the leadership to step back from day-to-day operations, assess strategic opportunities and plan for the future. We apply our signature Impact Compass to carry out a thorough analysis of Programs, Operations and Governance and to offer actionable recommendations.

Day-to-Day Support
Through the unique i46 retainer model, we are available for day-to-day support to the organization and to help achieve the milestones of its strategy. We offer day-to-day support in:

  • Program and project design

  • Monitoring and evaluation

  • Fundraising strategy, initiatives and events

  • Communications and digital presence

  • Governance, HR and internal Policies

Social Impact Evaluations
We can co-design with the organization and implement evaluations that quantify their social impact, as a whole or on a specific program or project.

Founder, Board & Team

Impact46 is more than a team.
It’s a network of individuals who care deeply about social impact
and use their unique expertise to help achieve it.

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Nicola Crosta
Founder and CEO

Nicola Crosta is one of the world’s leading experts on impact investment, philanthropy and non-profit management, with extensive experience among a wide range of impact-driven organizations.

UN and OECD: Nicola held senior management positions in the world’s top international organizations for a total of 18 years. At the United Nations in New York, Nicola played a key role in helping to define the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Epic Foundation: As Executive Vice President and Board Member, Nicola helped to build one of the most innovative philanthropic Foundations from the ground up. At Epic, Nicola oversaw one of the largest NGO and donor surveys ever performed globally and the development of cutting-edge non-profits’ due diligence and social impact monitoring methodologies.
Baan Dek Foundation: Nicola is the Founder of Baan Dek, an award-winning social enterprise that provides access to services to thousands of migrant kids across Southeast Asia. In recent years, Baan Dek has become a strategic implementing partner of UNICEF and won the MIT Award for Social Innovation (Solve 2017).
Author and lecturer: Nicola’s articles and books on social impact, development economics and philanthropy have been extensively translated and published globally. He has been visiting lecturer on social impact and innovation at MIT, Harvard, Sciences Po and Hong Kong University.

Nicola Crosta directly oversees support to every client. Depending on the nature and scope of the task, i46 selects a team from some of the finest, most experienced social impact practitioners globally. These world-class professionals represent diverse areas of expertise, ensuring impact among any sector or geographic scope.


Advisory Board


Patrick Fournier
Chairman | CalpersHotels & HotelFactory


Viria Vichit-Vadakan
Co-Founder | LearnX
Harvard Business School

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Assia Grazioli
Founder & Partner | Muse Capital
Board of Directors | Juventus Football Club


Ruben Vardanyan
Co-Founder | Aurora Humanitarian Initiative


Kennedy Odede
Founder & CEO | SHOFCO


François Dassault


Allison Sanders
Advisory Board Coordinator



The organizations supported by i46 are extremely diverse.
What they have in common is a serious commitment to social impact.



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