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New Sector Alliance Reviews

Updated July 11, 2017
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Pros
  • This fellowship kickstarted my career in the non profit sector (in 15 reviews)

  • some of the professional development workshops are quite helpful (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • experiences at host-site placements vary widely (in 28 reviews)

  • The host site placements are really a hit-or-miss (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Resident in Social Enterprise"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New Sector Alliance full-time

    Pros

    New Sector has a quality training curriculum that helps early career professionals get introduced to the social sector. There also is a really great alumni network if you tap into that

    Cons

    New Sector has been around for a long time now and still struggles to make a name for itself - and each year seems to have a difficult time keeping partnerships. Due to the loss of Americorps finding, New Sector certainly has some thinking to do around their business model.


  2. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Room for extensive networking
    -Ability to insert own ideas into programming
    -Social impact on many levels

    Cons

    -Lack of operational efficiency, consistency
    -Poor leadership
    -Program staff carry a lot of burden

  3. "This fellowship (Impact Leadership Incubator) is not legitimate"

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    Current Employee - Impact Leadership Incubator Fellow in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Impact Leadership Incubator Fellow in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at New Sector Alliance (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learning Team-- probably your best and ONLY resource here

    Cons

    Lack of transparency about the matching process
    Poor consistency in workshops (several cancellations)
    Seems like they are seeking PROFIT-- even from community based organizations
    No interest in matching our interests with an organization

    Advice to Management

    Please learn to be more transparent about the matching process--respond to emails, questions, AND concerns with honesty
    Less white people leading workshops about non-profit work with communities of color
    Learn to be empathetic with fellows who trusted the program as their way out of job insecurity.
    Provide, at the very least, a stipend to help support the fellow while you try to match them with an organization.


  4. "RISE Fellowship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at New Sector Alliance full-time

    Pros

    The cohort structure is great - perfect if you're moving to a new city and need connections. If you have a good host site, you'll have a great experience.

    Cons

    New Sector is not immune from trends - budget cuts in Chicago have reduced the number of quality host sites available.


  5. "Fellowship Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at New Sector Alliance full-time

    Pros

    Tons of support that you would not otherwise have in an entry-level position, lots of soft skills development

    Cons

    Extremely challenging to live in a city on the stipend


  6. "New Sector RISE Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at New Sector Alliance part-time

    Pros

    Exposure to non-profit management
    Potential good mentors and fellow colleagues you connect with
    Education award

    Cons

    Stipend/salary is low
    Not enough recruitment of people who look like the people they are serving
    Professional development training is a hit or miss depending on speakers
    Host site is a hit or miss
    Not a lot of emphasis on social enterprise deposits the name of the fellowship


  7. "We do not have guest speakers"

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    Current Employee - RISE Fellow in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - RISE Fellow in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The free lunches. The other fellows. The speakers when we do have them.

    Cons

    We have trainings where there are no guest speakers. Why?

    Advice to Management

    Hire program managers who can succeed at their job description.

  8. "RISE Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Resident In Social Enterprise in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Resident In Social Enterprise in Oakland, CA

    Pros

    Good Professional Development Training throughout the year. Feedback sessions and negotiation workshops especially helpful. great network of people.

    Cons

    Stipend in expensive area can be challenging


  9. "Former Summer Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at New Sector Alliance full-time

    Pros

    Cohort was intelligent and subject material was challenging

    Cons

    No alumni support, stipend isn't sufficient to live on, host site is hit or miss, didn't improve my job prospects


  10. "Twin Cities Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Fellow in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Fellow in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New Sector Alliance full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Staff is supportive and helpful.
    Open to feedback, and used to change/adapt programming.
    Some trainings are extremely useful for future jobs in the social sector.

    Cons

    Some trainings can feel like a waste of time.
    Sometimes it's difficult to manage complete all reading material, attend to the seminars and workshops, and complete job responsibilities at host site.

    Advice to Management

    Should push Fellows more to work on building up a network.


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