Deepen Your Foundation’s Capacity for Equity, Innovation, and Continuous Learning

Catalyst:Ed can help you access the equity-oriented expertise, insights, and additional capacity you need to further your priorities and transform your practices so you can meet the needs of your communities, better support your grantees, and adapt to a rapidly evolving landscape. We do this by connecting you to vetted experts and technical assistance providers for individualized support and guidance and by fostering peer-learning opportunities.

One Network, Many Ways to Engage

With a highly diverse network of over 800 expert consultants, coaches, and technical assistance providers and deep knowledge of equity-oriented capacity-building and organizational learning, we help grantmakers access and leverage the right expertise for a range of needs more reliably, equitably, and easily.

  • Leading critical initiatives

    Examples include conducting landscape studies, designing initiatives, facilitating communities of practice, or evaluating programs.

  • Facilitating or presenting sessions

    Identify facilitators and subject matter experts who can add deep value to your convenings and meetings

  • Insights and thought leadership

    Connect with thought leaders on specific questions or challenges through office hours and advisory calls.

  • Individualized coaching

    Work with on equity and leadership coaches through longer-term coaching engagements

The Catalyst:Ed Difference

  • Broad provider network: Our diverse network of 830+ vetted providers includes nationally known organizations and research entities, as well as leaders and subject matter experts with deep knowledge of issues and communities and experiences with philanthropy.
  • Trusted advisors: Our team has decades of experience working with and supporting education agencies, nonprofits, and philanthropies, and brings deep expertise in equity-oriented capacity-building and continuous learning.
  • Equity focus: We have a diverse team and an equity-oriented approach to capacity-building that is reflected across all our work.
  • Structured and streamlined process: Our signature matching process and platform make it easy for you to identify and connect with the right expertise and perspectives for your needs and contexts.

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