Our mission at New Sector Alliance is to accelerate social change by strengthening organizations today while developing leaders for tomorrow.
Our vision is a “New Sector” where academic, business, and social sector leaders work collaboratively to address society’s most pressing challenges and opportunities.
New Sector seeks to fill two needs:
- We help nonprofits more effectively and efficiently meet increasing community needs in an era of decreasing resources.
- We develop the next generation of leaders to address a substantial leadership deficit in the social sector.
Over the course of its ten-year history, New Sector has pursued its mission to accelerate social change and develop the next generation of leaders in innovative ways. Since 2001, we have mobilized over 1,000 young professionals and 1,000 experienced business volunteers to deliver over $30 million in services to organizations working to address education, economic opportunity, health, environmental sustainability, and other critical community needs.
Our programs have provided high-impact support for hundreds of community organizations while supporting the development of emerging leaders who go on to outstanding careers in social impact.
2000: While working as a management consultant, Executive Chair and Founder Carly Janson identified the opportunity to leverage resources from business and academia for social good, mobilizing friends and colleagues as volunteers to pilot New Sector (then called Catalyst)'s innovative nonprofit consulting model.
2001: New Sector launches its semester-long case team for nonprofits program, comprised of students from top local business schools, who are overseen by seasoned consultant advisors. On July 30, 2001, New Sector Alliance incorporates into a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
2002: New Sector launches MBA Summer Fellows program in partnership with Harvard Business School's Social Enterprise Initiative.
2006: New Sector completes its 100th nonprofit consulting project and launches undergraduate Summer Fellows program in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service.
2007: New Sector completes its 200th project and launches Residency in Social Enterprise program with an inaugural cohort of 19 outstanding young leaders.
2010: New Sector expands to the San Francisco Bay Area. With unprecedented support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, New Sector matches 50 full-time Residents in Social Enterprise and 40 Summer Fellows with close to 100 organizations in Boston and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
2011: Celebrating its 10-year anniversary and track record of proven results, New Sector is investing in program enhancements and national replication of its training platform.
2013: We are currently developing partnerships with nonprofit organizations to launch a pilot program in Chicago in September 2013 (more info here).