We are TIE Accelerator—a community of problem solvers who accelerate positive change around the world. We’ve designed an immersive six-week online professional development program that pairs cross disciplinary professionals like you with a social initiative in the developing world.
In a matter of days, you will surface actionable ideas and creative solutions to the most pressing challenges facing social initiatives right now. TIE Accelerator allows you to make an impact from home with your own 6 person team of carefully selected industry professionals like you.
We are looking for people who want to break out of their bubble. Strategists, entrepreneurs, designers, technologists, marketers, teachers, and other specialists bound together by a desire for change. Time to roll up our sleeves, take the challenge and help our partners turn big ideas into positive action.
Four simple steps to finding solutions to the world’s most complex problems
If you’re interested in participating apply by submitting your contact information and a statement of interest.
To ensure a highly successful experience for you and your TIE Accelerator team, we will make sure you learn all you need to know about your bespoke project, and best practices for working with social initiatives around the world.
Supported by TIE throughout, TIE Accelerator teams have a month working remotely with their assigned organisation to address their most urgent concerns.
At the program’s completion, participants are asked to look back and explore what was achieved, what else could have been done, and what to carry forward.
TIE is currently staffing for the following assignments.
Browse our gallery and see how you can help.
Working to protect the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and improve the lives of people who work there.
We are looking for a team of 6 individuals to help Iracambi build corporate partnerships leveraging Iracambi’s existing resources and networks. This will help the NGO generate organic revenues to ensure continuity of their preservation efforts in the endangered Brazilian Atlantic Forest.
Working with and for children who live in slums to fight for child-rights.
We are looking for a team of 6 individuals to develop a long-term financial strategy for Shaishav, exploring different sources of revenue and guaranteeing the sustainability of their work with marginalised children in India. This will ensure that basic food and hygienic needs are met not only for Shaishav’s children but also for their families. Currently, they are supporting over 400 families but with the pandemic funding is falling short.
Offers theater workshops to children who live on the streets of Zambia.
We are looking for a team of 6 individuals to create a new business strategy for Barefeet Theatre, one that considers the impact of Covid-19, but also their vision of growth for the years ahead. This will help the organization deliver results-oriented projects when working with some of Zambia’s most underprivileged children, giving them better opportunities for succeeding.
Ensuring girls throughout East Africa are not prevented from thriving because of the menstrual taboo.
We are looking for a team 6 individuals to help improve Femme’s communications tools and communication strategy, especially from a storytelling point of view — a must for finding funding in the development sector. With better funding opportunities the organization can increase the breadth of their work, ensuring girls throughout East Africa are not prevented from going to school because of monthly menstruation.
Iraq & Syria
Supporting survivors of human rights violations, defending fundamental freedoms and promoting democratic values in Iraq and Syria.
We are looking for a team of 6 individuals to help the Jiyan Foundation For Human Rights support its award-winning Healing Garden, a sanctuary for trauma survivors, many of ISIS cruelty, and where patients participate in art therapy. The project will be to create an online store where the foundation can sell prints of patients’ beautiful artwork, handbags and other giftable items. This will help the NGO generate revenue to ensure they can continue to provide support and treatment to thousands of women, men and children every year.
TIE will carefully match you with your team of interdisciplinary experts that are best suited for the assignment and compliment your skills. Once these projects have been filled, they will no longer be available. So don’t miss out and sign up now.
Don’t wait, sign up today to start making a difference. Want to find out more about how TIE works, contact us anytime.
What members from our immersive private sector program say about TIE.
“I could not have hoped for a better opportunity to make a real and lasting difference to a brilliant social cause, and all in just one month. The TIE process both challenged and supported me to use my skills to achieve more than I thought was possible in such a short period of time. You would be hard-pressed to find a more rewarding and productive way to spend a month.”
“[I am] Feeling more mentally aligned with myself, reigniting my curiosity & desire to learn new things, as well as having more perspective on how much I take for granted in my day to day life and a reminder to appreciate those things and try to be more in tune with the challenges people around the world face.
In general, ZigWay gave me a lot of ideas about similar situations at work where I don’t use all the tools I could. I’m generally quite introverted so it was also a good journey getting to a place where I was comfortable trying to set up meetings with new partners.”
“It was the best thing I have ever done at work and maybe even in my life! Exciting, challenging, humbling, creative, educational, inspiring and overall an unforgettable experience. I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to do TIE.”
“I’ve realised that all of the wonderful experience and confidence I’ve built in doing my job means I very rarely feel the rush of being completely and utterly out of my comfort zone. TIE allows me to be inventive in a new context and test myself in areas in which I have less experience.”
“I think I am less of a control freak now and know how to be more patient. I have also learnt a lot about how to lead and map out my plans so people are on board. The detail and rigour required so people are really and truly clear on a plan has been a big learning curve for me.
TIE has changed my life. I now know that anything is possible with the right attitude and right people.”
“TIE forced me to believe in my own abilities and to use my own energy and drive to push things over the line. But in addition to this, I also felt like I was all of a sudden in the driver’s seat of the organisation. Everyone was looking to me for solutions and as the source of inspiration. For the first time in my life I was the leader and I am really proud of myself for stepping up to the plate and (I think) executing well on this.”
Making the world a better place doesn’t come without your own personal growth, and we’ll prove it. With every completion of a TIE Accelerator course, our participants will get a certificate of involvement that speaks to the individual development you went through as a member of our team. You’ll also remain a part of our TIE Network of professionals to further connect, share, and empower you after your experience with us.