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Leverage short-term expertise for long-term impact.

Catalyst:Ed connects education organizations with vetted, experienced and expert professionals for short-term, mission-critical needs. More than a database of education consultants and thought leaders, we work to ensure that every project is set up for success through practices and tools that help us pinpoint the needs of organizations and match them with a curated list of professionals who are the right fit

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What Our Clients Say

Catalyst:Ed provided valuable insights that honed our project scope and perfected the proposal we wanted to put forward. They also connected us with high quality people and organizations across the nation about whom we would not have known otherwise. For organizations like us and consultants alike, this is a great service that will help the education sector take advantage of the “gig economy” in positive ways.
— Rex Varner, COO, Rodel Foundation
Catalyst:Ed helped us identify excellent talent options for an important consulting project and provided us with the information and guidance necessary to ensure that we made a considered decision.
— Bill Jackson, President and CEO, GreatSchools
Catalyst:Ed added tremendous value in helping us articulate and narrow the scope of work and then, through its network, sourcing experts with the skill set to perform the analysis we were looking for.
— Caroline Roemer, Executive Director, Louisiana Association of Public Charter Schools
Families Empowered had a critically important need for specialized talent and Catalyst:Ed provided several high quality resources for our team. We are thrilled with the results and will absolutely look to Catalyst:Ed for support in the future.
— Colleen Dippel, Executive Director, Families Empowered

Our Services

For Organizations: Get Expert Help

Finding the right person to work on a consulting project can be a lengthy and stressful process. Whether you are a school, a school district or a nonprofit organization, we can help. We can help you articulate exactly what you need and can leverage our national network of education leaders, professionals and consultants to match you quickly and reliably with experts who have what it takes to successfully deliver your project. 

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For Experts: Connect With Opportunities

Identifying and pursuing consulting opportunities can be time-consuming, and project pipelines are often unpredictable. If you bring deep expertise in education and are interested in working on short-term projects, we can help. By getting listed in our Talent Library, you can access education consulting opportunities that best leverage your skills, while you focus on doing what you know best.

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For Foundations: Build Grantee Capacity

Providing grantees with meaningful technical assistance can be challenging when they are at different stages of development. Catalyst:Ed can help. We leverage our expertise in scoping projects and the power of our network to design and implement cost-effective technical assistance and capacity building programs tailored to meet grantee needs no matter what their starting point is. 

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Find an expert for your project and begin work in as little as a week.