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.

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

Our Approach

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, Designing Your Success, here.

Why It Matters

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

Who We Are

We Are Social Innovators, Working Collaboratively to Drive Change

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    P.O. Box 20001, Stanford, CA 94309