Business English for Social Impact

Empowering NGOs and social enterprises for stability and growth in Central and Eastern Europe

What we do

Program Strategy

Creating, reviewing, and enhancing strategic plans for organizational effectiveness

Capacity Building

Training and mentoring for leaders, managers, and founders to sustain and grow meaningful and purposeful work

Development and Fundraising

Prospect research, fundraising, grant writing, and relationship building opportunities to expand resource channels

English Language Coaching

Increasing the confidence of organizations, teams, and individuals to communicate impact online and offline

All services are delivered in English.

Who we work with

Our primary client base includes social impact organizations in Central & Eastern Europe and the United States. (We also work with good groups and great people in other parts of the world!)

Non-Governmental Organizations, Non-Profit Organizations, and Civil Society

Social Enterprises and Social Economy

Philanthropy, Foundations, and Corporate Social Responsibility Programs

About Us

Ryan Turner, Founder, Business English for Social Impact

Purpose + Mission

Social impact organizations play a vital role in the social, cultural, and economic success of communities, nations, and regions. Expanding resource opportunities is essential for a dynamic social impact sector to thrive. External challenges and internal constraints burden good organizations. Effective communications support can help social impact organizations to achieve their goals, extend their reach, improve their stakeholder engagement and amplify their effectiveness.

Philosophy + Approach

As a social impact consultant, my primary goal is to empower client organizations towards stability and growth. This requires respect for each organization’s mission, values, stakeholders, and unique needs. It also relies on mutual trust and honesty at all stages of activity. A successful client-consultant relationship turns on open communication and realistic expectations.


I offer 30+ years of experience with social impact organizations as an advisor, leader, manager, advocate, donor, and volunteer. My focus since 2015 has been on civil society, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and corporate social responsibility in Central Europe, Eastern Europe, the Baltic States, and Western Balkans. I am a proud native of Richmond, Virginia; a graduate of Princeton University; and a current resident of Prague, Czech Republic.

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