NESsT Partners engages individuals to catalyze their philanthropy and achieve greater impact by building powerful relationships with entrepreneurs making social change possible around the world. Partners in the program pool their funds and together make multi-year investments in carefully vetted social enterprises with proven potential for social change and employment creation. Partners also contribute their business and professional expertise to the entrepreneurs, all with the goal of strengthening their organizations and increasing impact. Central to this work is the opportunity for partners to learn about strategic philanthropy so they can make the greatest impact possible with their time, talent and financial investment.
NESsT Partners Model
NESsT Partners uses a model of engaged philanthropy where individuals in the network:
NESsT is a member of Social Venture Partners, the largest network of individual philanthropists in the world.
3,500+ partners | 40 cities | 8 countries
Local Partners: Individuals may join NESsT Partners in countries where NESsT actively invests in social enterprises. Currently these geographies include Latin America and Central and Eastern Europe.
Associate Partners: In the U.S. and U.K., we offer an associate partner membership level. Donations are managed by associate partners’ peers who provide infrastructure locally for due diligence and capacity building of social enterprises. Associate partners receive regular updates from the local chapters on how their donations are invested, with opportunities to join meetings (remotely or in-person), meet partners and visit projects.