Catalytic Leadership Academy

The Catalytic Leadership Academy is designed to provide lean funders with the skills and confidence to engage in catalytic philanthropy. These programs cover a number of leadership skills and grantmaking practices through action-oriented, hands-on learning opportunities with expert faculty and lean funder peers as coaches and guides. Look for this logo when registering for an Exponent Philanthropy program.

What is catalytic philanthropy?

Catalytic philanthropy is a mindset and approach to philanthropy where lean funders center knowledge and relationships to make systems change on a focused issue prioritized by the community. Catalytic funders build connection and long-term capacity in organizations and communities, often working across different sectors. They convene organizations, commission needed research and data, raise public awareness, address inequities, and often engage in advocacy. Foundations with as little as one million in assets and no staff make catalytic change.

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