Now accepting applications for our new Leadership Longevity Fellowship until September 1!

Inspiring the Future

Unlocking the mindsets and abilities needed to thrive in the future of work

New Sector's mission is to accelerate social change by strengthening organizations and developing leaders.


We cultivate cross-sector solutions to social problems


Maximizing impact through groundbreaking program models, meaningful projects, and service model infusions of design-thinking.


Engaging and supporting diverse, mission-driven leaders as they design careers, lives, and organizations that change the world.


Building cross-sector alliances to invest in innovative, research-based initiatives that address tomorrow's most pressing challenges and opportunities.


What We Do

Through the design thinking process, we transform next-generation leaders



For two decades, New Sector Alliance has incubated and grown cutting-edge program models that support diverse, forward-thinking leaders as they design careers, lives, and organizations that change the world. Through cross-sector alliances with philanthropic funders, nonprofits, and private corporations, our programs invest in highly capable Fellows and support them as they apply future-focused practices to address the world’s most pressing challenges and opportunities. Our approach is grounded in empirical academic research, drawing on disciplines spanning business, economics, education, organizational behavior, product design, public policy, and psychology.

To date, we’ve scaled our programs through partnerships with 500+ leading organizations including Accenture, AmeriCorps, The American Red Cross, The Boston Foundation, Goodwill, The Greenlight Fund, Net Impact, Upwardly Global, The Taproot Foundation, TechSoup, Year Up, and many others. These partnerships have enabled us to collectively reach hundreds of thousands of individuals and organizations and make an ongoing impact on many of the most pressing issues of our time. 


Read more about our newest program, Leadership Longevity Fellowship, a leadership development program focused on mental health and wellness, here.

Why It Matters

We envision a new sector, where cutting-edge tools are accessible for all

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The world is changing, and the global workforce is unprepared for that change.

Automation is causing workforce displacement with a staggering projection of 100 million jobs displaced worldwide by 2030 (McKinsey, 2021).