History

New Sector has a history of results and impact that spans two decades. Some key milestones include:
  • 2000: While working as a management consultant, social entrepreneur Carly Janson identifies an opportunity to leverage resources from business and academia for social good, mobilizing friends and colleagues as volunteers to pilot New Sector’s (then called Catalyst) innovative model for nonprofit consulting and leadership development
  • 2001: New Sector formally launches semester-long case teams program, offering low-cost consulting services for nonprofits though teams of top business school students and management consultants. On July 30, 2001, New Sector Alliance incorporates as 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 100th nonprofit consulting project and launches undergraduate Summer Fellows program in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service (AmeriCorps).
  • 2007: New Sector completes 200th project and launches Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) Fellowship program with an inaugural cohort of 19 outstanding emerging leaders.
  • 2010: New Sector celebrates 10-year anniversary and expands to the San Francisco Bay Area. With increased support from the Corporation for National and Community Service, New Sector matches 50 full-time RISE and 40 Summer Fellows with close to 100 organizations in Boston and the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • 2011: Building upon more than a decade of proven results, New Sector invests in program enhancements to enable growth with support from Accenture.
  • 2013: New Sector launches RISE program in Chicago and celebrates 500+ AmeriCorps Fellows completing our programs.
  • 2014: New Sector launches RISE program in the Twin Cities.
  • 2015: New Sector celebrates 15-year anniversary and 2000+ member alumni network.
  • 2016: New Sector celebrates 1100+ AmeriCorps members completing our RISE and Summer Fellowship programs.
  • 2017: New Sector launches long-range planning process with support from its 2500+ member strong alumni community.