About Us

We face enormous social sector challenges.  Inequality, homelessness, housing, the environment, immigration, and other issues confront us daily.  The Social Sector, which includes nonprofits but also businesses, meet these daily.   But unlike any other sector, we face the biggest problems with the least resources and the greatest lack of any supporting infrastructure.  

And nonprofit organizations face further constraints that undermine mission.   Unlike for-profits, they must satisfy multiple customers with competing interests behind giving and often place demands in exchange for dollars.   Funding can dictate business models, organizational culture, and mission creep.  The cycle that follows complicates mission, blurs focus, and even results in the persistence of the very problems nonprofits seek to resolve. 

Mission Rise is elevates nonprofits with  programs, pilots, and business models.   Our expertist and Solve Up result in resource generation, efficient resource allocation, and long-term growth.  Join us.

Our Founder

Mike Mitchell is the Founder and Managing Director of Mission Rise. Inspired by 25 years of personal and professional experience, he launched Mission Rise to offer new approaches to how we address society’s most pressing problems.

Most recently, Mike has been as senior leader at two large faith based nonprofits leading program development, innovation, and resource development for New Americans.  He also has a background in workforce development, housing, and politics. He is a former CEO of a Habitat for Humanity affiliate,  former board chair of Maryland Nonprofits where he continues to serve and serves on the board of Beautiful Day.