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it takes a village to drive change.

Catalyst:Ed is unlocking the collective expertise in the sector to help education organizations innovate, excel and scale. We inform and connect education leaders - the change makers - with the top management and education talent they need for their short-term, mission-critical needs. In the process, we are democratizing access to expertise, amplifying the impact of the sector’s brightest talent and redefining the limits of organizational capacity.  


    We're more than a database of names - we set up short-term work for success by helping you scope out your requirements and connecting you quickly and easily to a curated list of vetted experts. Our expert network consists of the thought partners, designers, doers, planners, facilitators, trainers, technologists and evaluators leaders need to address bottlenecks, build momentum and change mindsets.

    Create a project listing

    by scheduling a needs assessment call

    Review proposals

    from passionate and knowledgable professionals

    Interview and select

    an expert and start working right away

    Evaluate your experience

    once the project is complete

    dei expert hub


    The case for making education organizations more diverse, inclusive and equitable has never been more urgent or compelling. 
    The DEI Expert Hub, created with the support of NewSchools Venture Fund, is an online platform that aims to help leaders of schools, nonprofits, foundations and ed tech companies to:

    • Explore the multiple ways in which they can advance DEI in their organizations
    • Connect with DEI specialists who can help them with their DEI initiatives 
    • Leverage the “concierge” service at no cost to effortlessly navigate the process

    Clients and Partners

    • 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
    • Working with Catalyst:Ed has been incredible! Their network, platform and knowledge of the education space made it easy for us to engage with consultants from across the country and ensured that we engaged with the right expert for our project.
      Tonyel Simon, Program Officer, Houston Endowment




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