Do More. Get Stronger.

 Go Further.

Get Help for Your Project
  • Chart Your Path

    Zero in on your most important needs and develop thoughtful scopes of work that set your projects up for success.

  • Find Your People

    Go beyond your network and connect seamlessly with vetted providers who bring the right skills, experiences, and perspectives.

  • Make Better Decisions

    Empower yourself with the information you need to decide who to work with.

Catalyst:Ed matches education agencies, nonprofits, and funders to the expertise, resources, and hands-on support they need to become more effective, innovative, equitable, and sustainable.

Over the last three years, Catalyst:Ed has worked with 1,000+ education agencies, nonprofits, and schools. 94% of projects have met or exceeded their goals.

Individualized Support For Mission-Critical Needs

Our signature project matching process is designed to deliver high-quality, individualized support that is responsive to the needs and contexts of your organization. Simply tell us a bit about the project and you’ll receive expert support in just three easy steps.

  • Connect With a Capacity Advisor

    Get guidance and support from a Catalyst:Ed Capacity Advisor who can help you assess where you are, plan for capacity building, scope projects, and curate providers from our network.

  • Review Options and Select a Provider

    Review and compare proposals from vetted providers via our platform, and decide who you want to interview and who you want to work with.

  • Get Started On Your Project!

    Your Capacity Advisor will check-in during the project and capture your feedback as well as lessons learned once the project is completed.

Partner With Us

Engage with us to intentionally and systematically build your capacity and leverage coaches, consultants, and technical assistance providers to further your priorities and transform your practices.

  • State and Local Education Agencies

    Learn more about how we support state education agencies, school districts, and charter management organizations innovate and improve to transform student outcomes.

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  • Nonprofits

    See how we help nonprofit organizations strengthen their capacity, so they can better serve students, families, and communities.

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  • Foundations

    Explore how we help foundations meet the needs of their communities, better support their grantees, and adapt to a rapidly evolving landscape.

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  • "The whole process was seamless, and the support of the CatalystEd team was fantastic! From my initial meeting to each interaction thereafter, I have felt fully supported as a client and professional, and am more than appreciative of the time they took to meet with me and really lean into understanding our challenge and ask. Overall, a more than GREAT experience and I will definitely be recommending the services of CatalystEd to other colleagues/organizations."

    Partner organization feedbackAnnual Survey 2022
  • "If there was an “extremely satisfied” box I would check it. The initial calls to explain your services and get an understanding of the project, development of the scope, consultant sourcing, and check-in surveys, have all been clear, well executed, and immeasurably helpful. I’ve worked with many different search consultants over the years, all with a hefty price tag, and have rarely received the level of service provided by Catalyst:Ed."

    Partner organization feedbackPost-project feedback process
  • "The team is so engaged and supportive. In an environment where most people are only interested in the bottom line, Catalyst Ed brings the human element and seems to appreciate people for who they are."

    Partner organization feedbackAnnual Survey 2022
  • "You guys understood our needs and captured them in a precise way which then offered us the opportunity to be matched with perfect providers."

    Partner organization feedbackAnnual Survey 2022

Our Provider Network

The Catalyst:Ed Provider Network is a diverse coalition of 830+ expert consultants, coaches, and technical assistance providers with deep expertise and experience working with and supporting schools, systems, and education nonprofits. Providers range from national and regional organizations (incl. nonprofits that offer technical assistance services, consulting firms, and research organizations) to independent consultants. All network members have gone through a rigorous three-step vetting process (applications, interviews, references). Here’s more about how we ensure network quality.

  • Network Selection

    Network Selection

    All providers go through a three-stage vetting process that includes an application and portfolio review, an interview, and three reference checks before they are added to the network.

  • Project Selection

    Project Selection

    We send project opportunities to providers with competencies and experiences that align with project needs. Partner organizations review proposals from interested and nd available providers and interview their top choices before making a decision.

  • Feedback and Accountability

    Feedback and Accountability

    We check in with partner organizations and providers midway through the project and at the end to capture project results and lessons learned.

Competency Areas

Frequently Asked Questions

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Yes, we do have options available for these two scenarios. Email us at [email protected], and we will get in touch with you right away.

At the project midpoint and once a project is completed, we ask both parties to provide feedback and review their experiences on the project. The feedback is shared with the counterparty. Providers who propose for projects have the option of sharing their past feedback with prospective clients, although we do not require them to do so. We also ask both parties to review their experiences with Catalyst:Ed, so we can get better at serving our network.

Meeting our customers’ expectations is core to our mission. Email us at [email protected] if you are dissatisfied for any reason, and we will work with you to ensure a successful outcome.

Just let us know, and we will send you a project scope revision form.

Catalyst:Ed offers an easy to use payment system through which providers can be paid.