Services, Consulting, Funding + Collaborative Projects to help social enterprises and innovative non-profits take the next step for growth.

Grow MODE operates at the intersection of social challenge and entrepreneurial solution.  We spark social innovation through strategic consulting, collective impact project development, impact funding, and shared management services for organizations seeking to bring products or services to a larger market.

Custom solutions to grow your social impact + financial sustainability

Strategic Consulting


Identify, evaluate and execute a strategic roadmap to grow your non-profit or for profit social enterprise

Shared Management Services


Improve efficiency while navigating growth through digital solutions, back office administrative support, and professional services designed for social entrepreneurs and creative nonprofits

Collective Impact Projects


We provide a leadership backbone, help establish strategic partnerships and provide resources for collective impact projects to bring promising solution to scale

Impact Funding


Fund your launch or invest in your strategic next step for growth with NSR’s Impact Fund and fundraising assistance services

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Grow MODE Portfolio


NSR worked with All of Use Care, a program from Volunteers of America serving youth in Sharpsburg, to develop a plan for sustainable growth. The project included internal organizational analysis and community engagement research to inform a Sustainability + Action Plan. Another deliverable was this marketing video which captures the amazing spirit and impact of the All of Us Care program.

Social Enterprise, Collective Impact

First Course is an online platform to increase the accessibility of training for entrepreneurs interested in opening businesses in the food products, systems, and service space. The project is a collaborative project between New Sun Rising, Shift Collaborative, and Smallman Galley, and supported by The Heinz Endowments.


Collective Impact, Impact Funding, Social Enterprise

Work Hard Pittsburgh is a cooperative business incubator anchoring community and economic development in Allentown. NSR supports the growth and development of their inclusive entrepreneurial ecosystem through strategic collaborations, funding strategy, and launching programs like Academy PGH and Pittsburgh Tall.


NSR helped to strengthen the services, programs, and facilities of Focus on Renewal which support the Sto-Rox community. The project, in collaboration with the McKees Rocks CDC, included internal stakeholder analysis, scans of previous studies and reports, a community-led survey process, and Vision Labs with domain experts to synthesize findings and inform recommendations.

Have a solution for a social challenge that's primed for growth? Let's get around the table and talk.

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New Sun Rising: Grow MODE is implemented with a collective of experts representing a breadth and depth of skill and experience.  The Grow MODE team works with you to seek out the spark which inspire social innovation. They look for local and global entrepreneurial efforts to address social needs, and have extensive experience working in a wide range of nonprofit and for profit markets.

In order to be considered for participation, projects must have both a business model and social mission seeking to:
•    Identify and implement mission-aligned, earned revenue strategies
•    Develop sustainability models and lead collective impact initiatives

NSR’s Grow MODE program provides services and intentional leadership to cultivate a mindset that Impact Innovation should be business as usual.