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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Nonprofit Management

Mission: ProInspire is building the next generation of nonprofit leaders by expanding the talent pipeline, developing nonprofit professionals, and increasing diversity.

Results: Since 2009: • Over 1100 candidates have applied and 48 Fellows selected • 50% of Fellows over the program’s history are persons of color • 50% of Fellows stay at their organization after the Fellowship ends • 80% of our nonpofit partners keep their current Fellow or hire a new Fellow each year • Over 90% of our partners rate their overall experience as good or excellent • Nearly 100% of Fellows rate extremely high satisfaction with Fellowship as entry point into social sector

Programs: ProInspire has worked with leading nonprofits in the Washington D.C. region to provide talented professionals who bring critical skills and new perspectives to their work addressing major social issues like education, job creation, and poverty.

Community Stories

65 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 mwcrawford

Client Served

Rating: 5

The ProInspire program is a unique combination of theory and hands on activities that prepared me to not only learn new concepts, but to apply those concepts immediately to my work process. ProInspire is the most well thought out training program that I have ever experienced. I appreciate the leadership and the structure and would highly recommend ProInspire to others who manage people or processes. - Monique Wiley-Crawford, Year Up NCR (2014 DC Management Fellow)

Client Served

Rating: 5

ProInspire does amazing work around leadership, developing managers and building positive, effective and outcome oriented cultures in non-profits. I am truly grateful for being selected and being a part of their Managing for Success Fellowship.

Thank you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended a ProInspire training called "Managing for Success." The instructor and staff were professional and inspired engagement and openness among the attendees. I would recommend ProInspire and their trainings to colleagues and friends.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

ProInspire does an amazing job of finding and bringing together talented individuals who want to transition into the nonprofit sector. It was a great experience being a ProInspire fellow and recommend others to apply!

Client Served

Rating: 5

ProInspire supports leaders and aspiring managers in the Social Sector to maximize their potential through innovative professional development opportunities. As a ProInspire Fellow in 2015, I connected and built on-going relationships with peers and thought leaders in the industry who've contributed to focus my skills and interest to areas of most impact. Through the Fellowship, I learnt new skills as a manager and further understood current and emerging trends in social sector leadership. ProInspire is a best in class organization!

Client Served

Rating: 4

As ProInspire Fellow, I was afforded the privilege to enter the non-profit field with ease through placement and trainings for a transition that would have otherwise been difficult. Over the course of the year, my cofellows and I were provided great professional training applicable for non-profit work and/or moving into other fields. As young professionals, the experience was invaluable for career growth and personal development.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked and volunteered with ProInspire for the last six years. Monisha Kapila is an amazing example of a transformational leader. From idea to now brilliant inception, she has built and nurtured an organization that provides an important resource to the social sector: leaders.

The ProInspire team is top notch and a joy to work with and the work they do to be agile and innovative should be studied by every nonprofit.

ProInspire is an organization marking a definitive positive imprint on changing the world.

Client Served

Rating: 4

The ProInspire Fellowship afforded me the opportunity to transition my career, providing support, training, resources, and a cohort of other fellows from whom I learned so much.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

ProInspire is an excellent organization for developing leaders to address some of the most pressing social challenges in the world. Completing the ProInspire Fellowship Program transformed my thinking around challenges that under served communities face around the world. The Program afforded me the opportunity to meet a bright community of colleagues who I have learned so much from. The training resources and professional development opportunities that I was exposed to as a result of participating in ProInspire are unparalleled. I am so thankful and appreciative for my experience with this organization.

Marie79

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've worked with ProInspire in several different capacities, and have always been incredibly impressed by the team and the quality of their work! I highly recommend the Managing for Success program. The team-building and individual learning/reflection helped me to develop skills to advance in my career. I've also collaborated with the ProInspire team on several projects to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the nonprofit sector and am so impressed by their knowledge and dedication to that work.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization that provides opportunity for young professionals in the private sector to make the leap to the social sector!

Alex60

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been a ProInspire fellow for about 5 months, and my experience has exceeded all expectations. From the job hunt process to career support, the ProInspire team has been hands-on, responsive, and knowledgeable. Thanks to the intentional fellowship workshops, I'm not only more confident navigating my career but I've also built a strong network in the nonprofit space. I know that the connections I've made with my class, the ProInspire team, alumni, and our speakers will give me a huge advantage going forward in my career.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was blessed with the experience of being a ProInspire fellow (cohort 2015). Aside from gaining an entrance into the social sector and exploring a career path I am very interested in, the fellowship trainings, mentoring and coaching were invaluable. My leadership skills and self awareness were challenged like never before. I graduated the fellowship with a greater sense of humility and ability to lead at any level within an organization. I look forward to continually engaging with the ProInspire community now that I'm an alumni.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I'm a currently a fellow with ProInspire, an organization that has identified social sector demand for private sector business experience and is cultivating supply. My experience with ProInspire has been everything that I had hoped for and more. The level of talent working within the organization and the participating fellows is infectious (intangibles everywhere).

Client Served

Rating: 4

My experience with ProInspire changed my thinking about my career, the non-profit sector, and work-life in general. I knew going into my fellowship year that I would receive training and make connections through the organization and my cohort, but I was not prepared for the impact the experience would make on my thinking and decision making. The speakers who came in for training were thoughtful and provocative, and the discussions were engaging. Monisha and her team have developed an asset in ProInspire for leaders in the non-profit sector and for communities across the country.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a fellow with ProInspire and cannot speak highly enough of their leadership training capabilities, networking help, and professional development resources. ProInspire not only offers opportunity to individuals interested in serving in non-profit roles, but provides much needed research and dissemination of information to grow understanding of the changing nature of the sector and how organizations can better obtain and retain talent. ProInspire is served by outstanding leadership who have provided personal guidance to my and each individual fellows journey, while developing informative training and professional development opportunities.

Phallon L.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As Spring 2016 M4S Fellow, I have grown professionally! ProInspire has helped shape the way I think about managing my staff, reporting to my school Principal and how I handle community stakeholders. My school and community partners benefit greatly from the wealth of development I've received from being a ProInspire member. I have recommended ProInspire to my friends, family and other colleagues!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I absolutely loved my experience participating in the Managing for Success Fellowship with ProInspire - so much that I have now referred several of my staff members and look forward to seeing continued impact! ProInspire enabled me to tap into my own strengths as a leader in the non-profit sector and also made me a more effective manager of my team. I have continued my relationship with ProInspire and continued to benefit from their network.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

ProInspire is a one of a kind opportunity for business professionals who want to make a social impact. As a 2014 ProInspire fellow, I thoroughly enjoyed my fellowship experience and continued to stay with my partner organization. The ProInspire program, in particular the monthly professional development trainings, helped significantly with the transition. More importantly, they helped me realize my skill set, my strengths, where I can improve, and set concrete goals for my career and a path to get to them. It is truly a great program and I hope it continues to help professionals like me transition to the social impact sector.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I attended a 4 month management training program with ProInspire and was amazed with how much it helped me manage myself and my organization better!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am 30 years old, and came to ProInspire wanting to pivot my career to the social sector. I knew ProInspire would be a good tool for transitioning successfully into the logistical world of nonprofit, but what I didn't expect was the level of support and encouragement I received during my transition. The team at ProInspire has given me the professional tools to succeed, as well as welcomed me into a supportive network of professionals unlike any other. I commend ProInspire in the vital work that it does, acting as a talent pipeline to the social sector, but also for its success in creating strong, lasting community.

Olumide E.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a management fellow with ProInspire and I have to say that the experience has been exceptional. When I initially signed up, I was skeptical of yet another management training. On day one of the training, I was amazed by the level of detail and relevance of the training - it was well structured and excellently delivered. From having peer circles to delivering content that I can apply to my day to day management practice, I'm glad that I chose to join the ProInspire community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

ProInspire is a great community to grow as a leader and as a manager. The staff and the other fellows are just a perfect fit.