New Sector Alliance: Providing High Quality, Low-Cost Talent for Nonprofits

Today’s guest post comes from Brian Garshelis, Program Manager for New Sector.

Are you looking for a cost-effective way to secure top talent? Looking to increase your organizational capacity?  If so, consider a partnership with New Sector Alliance.


What is New Sector?
New Sector is a nonprofit organization focused on building talent for the social sector. To do so, New Sector matches early career professionals (Fellows) with nonprofits to complete a capacity building project. Throughout the program, Fellows are supported by training, mentorship, and coaching to give them the skills and support necessary to complete effective projects and prepare them for long-term careers in the social sector.

Since 2001, New Sector has matched more than 1,000 emerging leaders with social impact organizations in Boston, San Francisco, and Chicago. We are now exploring launching a Twin Cities program starting in September 2014.

Why partner with New Sector?
In part because of our relationship with AmeriCorps, we’re able to offer top talent to organizations for a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time staff member. Organizations can focus on getting their needs met while outsourcing the professional development and support to us. The result is both an increase in capacity for the organizations we serve and a social impact talent pipeline.

Hammock 7.31.13Why is New Sector looking to expand to the Twin Cities?
New Sector has for some time looked toward the Twin Cities as an expansion site. The Twin Cities have the highest rate of volunteerism of any major city in the country and is home to more than 200 colleges and universities, making it a natural location for young professionals committed to the social sector to pursue careers. At the same time, the Twin Cities has a strong nonprofit community poised to benefit long-term from capacity building support.

Now, a tenured New Sector Program Manager, Brian Garshelis – a native Minnesotan – is moving  back to the Twin Cities. We’re looking forward to joining the Twin Cities community!

How do organizations get involved?
Visit to learn more about partnering with New Sector. Or contact our Program Manager in the Twin Cities at

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