Professional Fellowship Program
A skills-based volunteer program bringing knowledge sharing and cross-cultural innovation to the artisan sector
Nest’s Professional Fellowship Program is designed to bridge the skills and education gap between artisans in emerging economies and professionals with the power to transfer their knowledge to those who need it most. Through cross-cultural exchange and pro bono consulting across needs areas like design elevation, quality control systems, and business planning, Nest seeks to re-energize the global craft sector, generating increased economic inclusivity and opportunity.
Whether working hand-in-hand with artisans via onsite mentorship projects across the globe, or leveraging technology like Skype and WhatsApp to work with artisans without leaving the corporate conference room, Nest Professional Fellows are bringing targeted, high-impact, and scalable consulting to an ever-growing handworker population.
In 2016 alone, nearly 3,000 volunteer hours were logged, the equivalent of $247,830 hours of high level pro bono consulting for fledgling artisan businesses.