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Our Mission is
Meeting Yours!

Are you an aspiring or current volunteer, nonprofit, executive director, or Board member? Mission Rise is guiding journeys like yours toward a mission centered society.

Let the journey begin

Your Interests
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Solve or Launch Missions

Utilize our SolveUp platform as an individual or organization to volunteer or seek help with your own challenges. Engage our problem solver community for yours or become a problem solver to others. Overcome obstacles that shared talent makes possible. "The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” Marcus Aurelius

Donate
Volunteer
Organize

Donate

From materials to venues and money — coordinate a donation to a nonprofit that could use what you have. Find the Missions that align with your capacity to give.

This is a Mission Solver named Mike. Mike answered a registered organization’s Call-for-Action in need of building materials for a rundown recreation center. Mike had a palette of ceramic tile left over from his home remodeling project and was unable to return them. Instead of listing them on Craig’s List, Next Door, or dumping them in a landfill, Mike was able to donate them to the recreation center rebuild. Mike made a difference, and of course a positive impact.

Volunteer

Your time is invaluable. There are nonprofits that could use your presence, strength, and even your smile. Volunteer for programs or upcoming events in your community.

This is SolveUp members Alan and Brenda. They had just retired and want to spend his time volunteering in their community. When a registered nonprofit posted a mission for friendly faces at an upcoming event, they used their member portal to sign up. Alan and Brenda’s time was spent supporting his neighbors.

Organize

SolveUp will give your nonprofit the engine that propels your initiatives forward. Collect materials, fundraise, or assemble a team. Organize your efforts so that your causes become influence.

This is SolveUp member, Jacqueline. She is the director of a local nonprofit and needs to coordinate volunteers and donations for an upcoming fundraiser. She logged into her SolveUp portal to connect with local humanitarians. SolveUp helped Jacqueline’s organization reach its target.

Featured Missions

Check out these featured missions. Propose one for others or choose one to offer your talent and insight.

Mike Mitchell

Mike Mitchell developed the Mission Rise to help volunteers, nonprofits, executive directors, staff, and boards fulfill mission centered organizations and lives. Through coaching, consulting, and catalytic conversation in the Mission Solved Commons Blog, Mike sees better:

  • Coaching to fulfill and meet your mission.  Truly, it helps to have experience to guide your journey in reflecting, working through, and acting on your challenges and opportunities.  Find direct support and a network to support you.
  • Consulting through partner referrals, Mike stands ready to help you or your organization fulfill purpose and meet mission through a network of those ready to help.
  • Catalytic Conversations through the Mission Solved Commons Blog where ideas and innovation emerge from dialogue and  collaboration.

Each and all three are core to Mission Rise and contribute back to the SolveUp community where these can come through in practice to support others in their pursuit for impact, while serving the mission aspirations of us all.

Mike Mitchell has background committed to amplifying the impact of individuals and organizations

Mike is currently the Executive Director / CEO of the Luminus Network for New Americans and has been a CEO and senior leader at numerous national, global, and local nonprofits. He’s served on the front line of service and been on the Boards of organizations committed to housing, immigration, workforce development, and community. As an innovator and capacity builder, Mike is focused on helping individuals and organizations meet mission.

What Everyone Is Saying

Mike Mitchell is a dynamic individual with both the passion for driving nonprofits to meet their mission, as well as the courage to lead the way. He will get his hands dirty in the process to realize tangible change in the nonprofit sector. I’ve worked with Mike since 2016, most importantly collaborating on the development of the world’s first refugee resettlement software, Annie™ MOORE, which uses AI (machine learning and optimization) to improve the lives of those served. Mike stands out for his abilities to listen, be patient, bring diverse stakeholders together, and balance often conflicting standpoints. Without compromising on non-negotiables, he delivers the end goal by thoughtfully proposing innovative solutions. Mike is the true definition of a team player, and my life is richer with Mike as a colleague. I trust yours will be too.

Dr. Andrew Trapp, Associate ProfessorBusiness School Worcester Polytechnic Institute Worcester, Massachusetts

Nonprofit collaboration is hard. Even when executive directors get along, developing shared interests, mitigating risks, and getting staff and boards aligned is tough. When Mike was CEO of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, Mike did all the above with creativity, trust, and perseverance. Both organizations were better along with those we served.

Bill McClennan, Executive Director (Retired)Paul’s Place Baltimore, Maryland

Mike has a sharp, strategic mind that can map out the big picture, size up the challenges and opportunities, and identify the stakeholders. He has a shrewd business sense that's both entrepreneurial and practical. I'm always kind of amazed by the way he can articulate a key concept or idea in a refreshing way that simplifies and clarifies and ultimately energizes a whole team to get back to work. Mike's also just fun to work with. He's a good listener and has a delightfully unassuming communication style that is enthusiastic and collaborative.

Keith Cooper
, Executive Director
Beautiful Day Providence, Rhode Island

I worked with Mike for the years he was employed by HIAS. We were so pleased with Mike’s innovative processing of tough situations, along with his friendly and open manner, that we brought him to meet with our community leadership, staff, and clients to help us get to our next level. Mike is a great outside the box thinker, who understands the need for “the box”! He’s able to work well within an organization’s culture while strategically moving it toward its desirable goals. He is also very kind and genuine, and people gravitate towards him.

Mindy S. Berkowitz, MSW, MA, Executive DirectorJewish Family Services of Silicon Valley San Jose, California

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