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
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
Fund your launch or invest in your strategic next step for growth with NSR’s Impact Fund and fundraising assistance services
Grow MODE Portfolio
NSR developed a plan to guide sustainable growth for a critical youth serving program in Sharpsburg: All of Us Care from Volunteers of America. The project included internal organizational analysis and community engagement research to inform a Sustainability + Action Plan.
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.
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.
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.