NDWA Labs is the innovation arm of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, one of the most dynamic and successful social change organizations in the world. NDWA Labs seeks to address the dearth of entrepreneurial talent and energy focused on improving the quality of domestic work jobs. In order to most effectively address this shortage, we plan to incubate and invest in early-stage ideas, models, and companies that have a potential application within our movement, if successful.
To kick off these efforts, we plan to conduct a landscape analysis of entrepreneurs and ventures working in the care sector and in adjacent industries. We are seeking a methodical and efficient consultant to conduct this landscape analysis and provide a report on key findings.
Who We Are: Call us crazy, but we’re building, incubating, and investing in new solutions to fix really, really old problems. Experimentation is in our DNA. We see value where others don’t and we make visible what’s always been invisible. We’re deeply committed to workers, and we’re the ones to bring every conversation — whether about the care economy, the future of work, the gig economy, or the social safety net — back to what workers need. We love sitting at the uncomfortable intersection of nonprofit / labor organization / tech startup and now early stage innovation. We’re not afraid to try 5 not-so-great ideas to get to 1 really good one, but we want to interrogate the data and make a call quickly. We fundamentally believe workers should have a seat at the table and that domestic work can and should be a good job.