Work with our team to articulate your needs.
Get proposals from a curated set of providers.
Leverage our support to seamlessly select providers.
Catalyst:Ed helps education leaders like you access and leverage the expertise, insights, and additional capacity you need to transform your organizational priorities and practices to deepen your impact, and grow and sustain your organization. We do this by helping you identify and articulate your biggest needs and connecting you to vetted experts and technical assistance providers.
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 each organization. Here's more about how our process works.
Schedule a Call With a CE Advisor
You tell us what you’re looking for. Your Catalyst:Ed Advisor builds out a custom project scope for you that reflects your unique needs and contexts, and then invites proposals from a curated list of providers with the right mix of skills and experiences.
Review Your Provider Options
You receive and compare proposals from interested providers via our platform, and decide who you want to interview. We manage the details for you.
Select a Provider
You choose the right provider for your project and get started. We check-in during the project and capture your feedback 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 AgenciesLearn More
Learn more about how we support state education agencies, school districts, and charter management organizations innovate and improve to transform student outcomes.
See how we help nonprofit organizations strengthen their capacity, so they can better serve students, families, and communities.
Explore how we help foundations meet the needs of their communities, better support their grantees, and adapt to a rapidly evolving landscape.
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 government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
- Trusted advisors: Our team has decades of experience working with and supporting education agencies, nonprofits, and philanthropies, and brings deep expertise in 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 our partners to identify and connect with the right expertise and perspectives for their needs and contexts.
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).
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Board Development and Governance
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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
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Career and Technical Education (CTE)
Curriculum, Assessments, and Instructional Practice
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Social Emotional Learning (SEL)
Student and Family Support
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English Language Learners
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Marketing, Communications, and PR
Policy and/or Advocacy
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Data Strategy and Data Systems
Technology Strategy and Development
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Network Management & Support
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Measurement, Learning, and Evaluation
Knowledge Management and Codification
Frequently Asked QuestionsSee all FAQs
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.
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.
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.