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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

A curated network of experts to help you achieve key organizational goals

What would your education organization achieve if the right expertise was within your reach? At Catalyst:ED, we believe organizations can maximize their impact by judiciously leveraging experts for short-term needs. If you're a school, school district, nonprofit organization or state agency looking for experts to deliver outstanding results on mission-critical projects, we can help. With our help:

  • A national nonprofit identified a top-notch grantwriter during a time of staff transition
  • A high-impact regional nonprofit connected with strategic planning experts to develop an earned revenue plan
  • A charter school identified a behavioral expert to re-haul their student discipline policies and program
  • A foundation is redesigning how it provides capacity building programming to its grantees 
  • A community group found a guide to help them navigate the charter application process
  • A local nonprofit identified a finance professional to provide part-time CFO expertise as they tried to fit their growing needs into a limited budget.

Our difference

We are on a mission to change the way education organizations envision, access and leverage expertise for short-term needs. Here's why we are unique:

  • Network: We are the largest national network of vetted education experts and professionals in the country. Our expert network combined with our referral partners gives us the unparalleled ability to identify the right short-term talent options for your project in a very short time.
  • Process: Our scoping process helps you articulate and prioritize your requirements and define a project scope.
  • Technology: Our technology platform helps us efficiently identify talent options and streamlines the process of getting proposals. 
  • Information: With each match made and project completed, we learn more and more about how to set up projects for success. We leverage all of this information to help you make the right choices for your organization.  

How It Works

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What You Gain

  • Ease: We take the stress out of scoping a project and identifying options. You tell us what you need, and we do the rest.
  • Quality: We vet our talent, so you know you're working with professionals who bring deep expertise and experience. 
  • Timeliness: We leverage our process, technology and network to bring you options Fill your talent needs in as little as a week.
  • Affordability: You pay a fraction of the rates charged by large consulting firms. 
  • Choice: Choose from a “menu” of experts and services. 

There's no cost to organizations to list projects and review options, so try us out. We're here to help you set the right scope, pick the right talent, and answer any questions you might have. 

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