ABOUT US

MISSION

Our mission is to re-inspire the American workforce. We aim to help individuals, organizations, and employers align their skills, interests, and needs with the needs of their communities and the world, to do work that really matters. In doing so, we create a purpose-driven, motivated workforce! 

VISION

We envision a future in which all of us discover our personal drive and professional capacity to contribute to organizations that integrate their profit and purpose to build thriving communities. In turn, these communities make up a world that provides opportunity for all its citizens to prosper.

HISTORY

Inspiring Capital was founded in 2013 and became a B Corp the same year. We began as a one-woman consulting firm to help nonprofits find more sustainable ways to finance their work, championing the integration of profit and purpose. From there, we have evolved our model in response to market feedback, realizing that bridging the divide between social impact organizations and the private sector is critical for ushering in a healthy, equitable, and new economy. We’ve created an ecosystem of purpose driven individuals and organizations, all of whom are ready for the new economy.

NELL DERICK DEBEVOISE

Founder & CEO

Nell’s mission is to connect divergent ideas and people in a way that helps people discover work that they find fulfilling, which is what we need to heal the world.

Nell is passionate about translating insights from business and entrepreneurship to drive social change. She speaks about this work in diverse settings, including Harvard, Columbia, Yale Social Enterprise, the Global CFA Institute, High Water Women, and iRelaunch conferences. Nell is an adjunct professor of impact investing at New York University. Before establishing Inspiring Capital, Nell was the founding director of Tomorrow’s Youth Organization, a US not-for-profit that has facilitated social and economic development for over 9,000 women and children in the Middle East since 2008.

Nell has studied psychology, education, and entrepreneurship at Harvard, Columbia, London Business School, and Cambridge University, as well as informal ‘classrooms’ in 49 countries. She helped John Mullins, Associate Professor at London Business School, research The Customer Funded Business (Wiley, 2014). Nell speaks English, French, and Italian, as well as some Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, and Japanese.

DEBORAH LEWISON GRANT

Chief Learning, Development and Strategy Officer

Deb's mission is to create impactful resources and dynamic learning opportunities to drive the integration of profit and purpose, helping to blur traditional distinctions between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors.

Deb comes to Inspiring Capital after an 8 year stint serving as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of a NYC based nonprofit, focused on improving food literacy and health outcomes for teachers, students, and staff in underserved schools. Prior to this work, Deb was a public high school teacher and earned a Ed.D. from Columbia University, Teachers College where she examined strategies for making teacher/student interactions more authentic and transformational. She is excited to bring her expertise as a social impact entrepreneur and educator to the work of creating and managing programs and resources for the Inspiring Capital community.

Deb lives in NYC with her husband, 2 (extremely tall) teenagers and 1 (smallish) furry family member. She is passionate about all things foodie, fiction, and friend focused.

CAREERS

2021 UNDERGRAD INTERN, SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

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SPRING 2021 MBA INTERN, SOCIAL IMPACT MARKETING

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