Access New Opportunities
Learn about and apply for projects that are aligned to your passion, skills and expertise.
Broaden Your Network
Gain opportunities to connect with a wider range of organizations and leaders nationally.
Choose projects to work on based on your interest and availability.
You have worked shoulder-to-shoulder with education leaders to transform their work and strengthen their teams. We want to amplify your reach and impact.
How Our Process Works
At Catalyst:Ed, we believe that each organization is unique – and that leaders and teams know their needs and contexts best and must be empowered to make the capacity building choices that work for them. At the same time, they also need high-quality options and scaffolded supports, so they can make informed and intentional decisions.
Our signature project matching process, trusted by over 1,000 state and local education agencies and nonprofits, 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.
Get Alerted to Opportunities
We email you each time an organization reaches out with a need that is aligned to your skills and interests. You review the scope and decide if you want to respond.
Respond Based on Your Interest
Submit a brief proposal through our platform. Organizations review all submissions and conduct interviews with candidates before they make a decision.
Leverage help from our team and your peers during the project. After the project is completed, receive and share feedback and reflections with the client.
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Frequently Asked QuestionsSee all FAQs
What happens if the organization that I was matched up with for a project wants to continue working with me for future projects?
That would be a great outcome – we are happy for you and ask that you keep us informed where possible, so we can track the relationships that developed as a result of our work.
I work for a firm/vendor that provides services to organizations on a contract basis. Can I apply to be a part of the Catalyst:Ed network?
Yes, you may. You can apply as an individual or on behalf of the firm. The firm level application is best if you are applying on behalf of a mid- to large-sized firm with multiple areas of expertise. That way even as we “tag” you with your individual areas of expertise in our system, we also have a sense of the additional capabilities that your firm may bring to support work that you may do on projects. E.g., a consultant with solid strategic planning expertise may work with a firm that also brings technology expertise (even though she herself may not have those skills). On the other hand, if you primarily work as an independent consultant or with a smaller boutique consulting firm, the individual level application would be a better fit. Either way, you must commit to being a part of the team on any project that you propose to.
How should I respond if an organization asks me to contract with them without informing Catalyst:Ed?
We rely on our providers adhering to our terms to continue offering our services without an upfront cost to organizations or providers. Working on a project that you heard about through Catalyst:Ed and not informing us to avoid paying the service fee would be a breach of the trust we place on our network. It would also constitute a violation of our Terms of Service. If you know of an organization or provider circumventing us after being connected by us, please let us know by sending an email to [email protected].
We cover our costs through a combination of foundation grants and earned revenue in the form of matching fees charged for projects. Fees are charged once the projects are matched—providers and organizations will pay 5% of the final accepted project proposal. Organizations and providers matched on projects funded by a foundation pay no fee. For more details on our matching fees, see this blog post.
There is no fee to join the Catalyst:Ed network, receive and review project scopes or submit proposals.