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

At New Sector

We Cultivate Cross-Sector Solutions to Social Problems.

Inspiring organizational change through meaningful projects, operational innovations, and service model infusions of design-thinking.
Engaging mission-driven professionals in trainings and projects that promote career and life design while developing future-ready skills.
Building relationships across sectors to solve problems and drive investment toward research-based initiatives adapted to the future of work.

What We Do

Through the Design Thinking Process, We Transform Next Generation Leaders

Our Approach

New Sector Alliance empowers people and the organizations that serve them to access the mindsets, skills, and abilities they need to thrive in the future of work. In cross-sector partnerships with philanthropic funders, nonprofits, and private corporations, our three programs train Fellows in future-focused practices such as design-thinking, innovation, growth mindset, and social impact. 

Our approach is founded in empirical academic research and theories, drawing on disciplines spanning public policy, organizational behavior, economics, psychology, and education.

Our Programs

New Sector runs three Fellowship programs that bring together cohorts of highly-motivated, mission-driven professionals committed to making a difference.

  • Summer Fellowship
  • Residency in Social Enterprise Fellowship
  • Designing Your Success Fellowship

Fellows deliver high-impact projects, improve organizational operations, or design new service model programming to build the key mindsets and skills needed to succeed.

Our Services

Talent Assessment – Seek out top quality talent pursuing positive change in the world

Workforce Development – Provide transformative innovation-based learning experiences

Innovation Toolbox – Provide consulting services to meet real-time beneficiary needs

Thought Leadership – Share knowledge to promote winning ideas and practices across sectors

Why It Matters

We Envision a New Sector, Where Cutting-edge Tools are Accessible to All

Our Impact

Through our Programs, We Prepare Social Change Catalysts for the Future


Have been trained to thrive in the future of work


Partner Organizations

Benefited from Fellow projects and contributions


Percent of Fellows

Plan to work toward social change long-term


Percent of Partners

Report our Fellows had a measurable, positive impact on their organizations

Who We Are

We Are Social Innovators, Working Collaboratively to Drive Change

Want to learn more? Contact Us

If you’d like to learn more about New Sector Alliance, our programs, or how you can support our efforts, please fill out the contact us form.  You can also email us at 

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Contact Information

Mailing address
P.O. Box 20110 Stanford, CA 94309