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Catalyst 2018 Application Form

Catalyst helps nonprofits reach their fullest potential by providing tools to help strengthen the organization’s development capacity and case for funding. Participants set priorities and make improvements to the internal systems that lead to fundraising success and align the board and staff around fundraising goals. The program runs June 2018 through December 2018.

To apply for Catalyst, please tell us about your organization. When describing your needs and issues, be as detailed as possible. A staff member will contact you after we review your information. Completing this form does not obligate you to any service.

Fields with a red asterisk (*) are required.

Tell Us About Your Organization
If your nonprofit’s type is not listed, please select "Other" and fill in the “Mission” field that becomes visible after selecting "Other."
Enter total budget. Please do not include commas or the $ sign.
Programming suggestions: Architecture/Design; Dance; Heritage; History/Historical Preservation; Literary; Media; Multidisciplinary; Music; Theater; Visual.
You must include http:// or https:// at the beginning of your website (example:
Please enter numbers only.
Please enter numbers only.
Please enter numbers only.

Catalyst Application
List outcomes.
Catalyst is open to organizations in Washington State with a minimum budget of $250,000.

Fees are on a sliding scale based on your organizational budget. At market rate consulting and training, Catalyst is worth $25,000. With support from The Satterberg Foundation, program fees are significantly reduced.

Following are the sliding scale fees based on organizational budget:
Budget SizeCatalyst Fee
$250,00 - $499,999$900
$500,000 - $999,999$1,400
$1,000,000 - $1,499,999$1,900
$1,500,000 - $2,499,999
$2,500,000 - $3,999,999
$4,000,000 and up

To select multiple options, hold down the CTRL or Command key while clicking.

If your option is not listed, please select "Other" and fill in the field that becomes visible after selecting "Other."

Catalyst Files
Please upload the following documentation (PDF, document, or spreadsheet file):

Catalyst Time Commitment
Each Catalyst participant will spend approximately 8-10 hours each month in cohort gatherings, meetings, calls, and email coordination between June and November 2018. Graduation will take place in December 2018. After graduation, there will be periodic check-ins on your organization’s progress until December of 2019.

Catalyst Representatives
Catalyst requires the participation of three individuals from the organization throughout the Catalyst program and at the graduation. One participant must be the Executive or Managing Director; at least one must be a board member; and the third can be from the staff or board.

One person from the organization must be designated as the Catalyst Lead. This person will coordinate with the team members and be the primary point of contact for the consultants and 501 Commons staff. 

Please list the three individuals who will form your Catalyst Organizational Leadership Team (OLT). 


If not already provided, please indicate the first name, last name, and email of your organization's Executive Director, CEO or President.

Thank you for your interest in Catalyst!

Contact Catherine Nueva España at if you have any questions about the program or the application, or if you need more information.