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Nonprofit Catalyst Program Details

About the program.

Nonprofit Catalyst begins with an intensive nine-month immersion initiative for Central Ohio nonprofits who wish to develop sustainable, social enterprise ventures. Several nonprofit organizations throughout Central Ohio are selected each year to participate in SocialVentures’ Nonprofit Catalyst cohort. Applicants are selected based on their readiness, willingness, and capacity to devote significant staff time and resources to development of a new venture through group participation.

The program integrates a group cohort model approach with customized support for each individual participating organization. The program combines classroom instruction with coaching, technical assistance, and the real-world application of tools, approaches and principles to develop social enterprise ventures. Throughout the course of this initiative, each organization will build a special team devoted to the process, who will participate in group training sessions with the entire cohort, and work to evolve and deliver a formal written plan of action that is ready for launch. At the end of the nine-month initiative, each participating organization will present a final plan to a panel of experts.

Additionally, Nonprofit Catalyst cohort participants will have access to special sessions with community subject matter experts, and share their presentations with the community at SocialVentures’ Nonprofit Sustainability Showcase event. Going forward, the cohort will continue to meet periodically to keep each other appraised of their progress and to provide ongoing support.

Apply online before March 19, 2018.


See if Nonprofit Catalyst is right for your organization.

Attend SocialVentures’ free information session to find out if your organization is ready to commit to Nonprofit Catalyst for 2018. While these are free for all nonprofit staff and board members to attend, registration is required as seating is limited.


The Nonprofit Catalyst Program and How to Apply

Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 10:00 am to noon
The Columbus Foundation’s Davis Hall
1234 East Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205





Contact SocialVentures to discuss your organization’s circumstances or to ask questions about the application process.