Some important milestones in New Sector history include:
2000: While working as a management consultant, Carly Janson identifies an opportunity to leverage resources from business and academia for the social good, mobilizing friends and colleagues as volunteers to pilot New Sector (then called Catalyst)’s innovative nonprofit consulting model.
2001: New Sector launches semester-long case teams offering consulting for nonprofits, comprised of students from top local business schools, who are overseen by seasoned consultant advisors. 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 its 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 its 200th project and launches Residency in Social Enterprise (RISE) program with an inaugural cohort of 19 outstanding emerging leaders.
2010: New Sector 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: Celebrating its 10-year anniversary and track record of proven results, and with the support of Accenture Corporate Citizenship’s Skills to Succeed, New Sector invests in program enhancements to enable growth.
2013: New Sector launches RISE program in Chicago and celebrates 500 alumni completing our AmeriCorps fellowship programs.
2014: New Sector launches RISE program in the Twin Cities.