Human Services

New Story Inc

We pioneer solutions to end global homelessness.

aka New Story Charity

San Francisco, CA

Mission

New Story is a Y Combinator-backed nonprofit building thriving communities in the developing world. We work to create breakthrough tools, drive innovations, and identify best practices (our "Housing Innovation Toolkit") that power nonprofits, governments, and businesses that are working towards designing communities for those in need. We imagine a world where every family has the opportunity to thrive. We believe a home is the beginning of the economic uplift needed to transition out of day-to-day survival-mode living.

Ruling Year

2015

Co-Founder, CEO

Brett Hagler

Main Address

182 Howard St. #101

San Francisco, CA 94105 USA

Keywords

Transparency, Innovation, Sustainability, Affordable Housing

EIN

47-2529408

 Number

5682954509

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

1B+ humans live without safe shelter. We serve families who live day-to-day: by necessity, they're focused on providing the next meal, the next drink of water, and the next safe place to sleep. We imagine a world where every family has the opportunity to thrive. A home is the beginning of the economic uplift needed to transition out of survival mode.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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3D Printed Homes

Where we work

Charting Impact

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

We pioneer solutions to end global homelessness.

At New Story, we CREATE hardware, software, and process solutions for the social housing sector. We iterate on our products until we can PROVE their potential to drive scalable global impact. We SHARE our solutions with nonprofits and governments around the world working to bring shelter to the 1B+ people currently in need. Through our CREATE > PROVE > SHARE model, we democratize our products within the social housing sector, and are constantly pursuing new breakthroughs. Traditional and linear methods will never reach the !B+ people who need adequate shelter. We believe taking calculated risks on innovative ideas will allow us to reach more families exponentially faster, with the best possible solutions.

Through building homes and communities, we seek to identify the biggest pain-points within the social housing sector. Equipped with a Technology team, R&D team, and Impact Data team, we are able to quickly develop solutions and directly address these inefficiencies and market failures. After thoroughly data-proving our work, we share our tools and lessons learned with our partners and the larger sector. The unique blend of New Story's core competencies, distinct products and processes, and committed forward-thinking donors, all enable New Story to be the trusted innovation partner and "R&D arm" for the social housing sector.

We created an Impact Data Program to keep ourselves accountable and honest. We utilize a rigorous, data-driven, process for family selection in each of our communities to identify the most in-need families, and incorporate Baseline and Endline Surveys using our Impact Data Tool to measure various aspects of a family's quality of life before and after moving into a New Story community. Additionally, we incorporate design feedback through our Lean Participatory Design process to ensure that our communities meet the needs of the families we serve. Lastly, we make sure to collect feedback from families living in New Story communities, to ensure that we can continue to learn from and improve upon our work.

So far, we've built 22 communities across 4 countries, impacting 11,000+ lives in just 5 years. Additionally, we have developed partnerships with 25 organizations across 10 countries and 4 continents through democratizing our software tools, and look forward to continuing to expand our impact through sharing our technology. We aim to continue to scale and build homes, while also empowering other organizations in our sector to build better homes, faster.

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New Story Inc

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

No

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

No

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

No

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

No