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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


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How Can I Help?

Catalyst helps nonprofits maximize internal systems that support fundraising success by aligning board and staff around fundraising goals. Catalyst is a five-month active learning program that runs from July 2016 to December 2016. Participating organizations commit a leadership team of 3 - including the Executive Director, Board President and key staff/board to assess current challenges, identify key limitations, create development plan and produce a compelling case statement for increase success.

What skills are needed?

We seek skilled consultants willing to volunteer their planning, facilitation and/or fundraising expertise in King County. Each organization will be paired with one Planner and one Fund Development volunteer consultant who will guide the organization through the Catalyst program with the support of 501 Commons staff. This is a great professional development opportunity that helps strengthen the entire nonprofit sector.

What is the time commitment?

The time commitment is 10-12 hours per month (or 2-3 hours per week) with an average of two in-person meetings per month with your organization. Additionally, we provide two consultant round tables during the program to support consultants, provide assessment, and facilitate peer to peer learning and networking opportunities.

Be a Catalyst for Change!

Please contact Program Manager, Debra Webb at debra@501commons.org for more information.

All volunteers are covered under 501 Commons' Professional Liability coverage.


  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Planning
  • Capacity Planning
  • Group Facilitation

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • 10-12 hours per month for 6 months
  • Must have daytime availablity
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