Informational Webinar

The Catalyst 2022 Informational Webinar took place on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, from 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM. You can watch the video and download the slides below.

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About the Program

In partnership with the Blue Shield of California Foundation, we will launch our 11th cycle of Catalyst, our award-winning human-centered design program. The program is a 6-month virtual skill-building program offered to organizations across California that will apply design thinking to support the recovery and renewal of our communities 

In our Catalyst program, we focus on advancing equity by exploring power dynamics, leading with humility, and emphasizing the practice of community “co-design” where those most affected by the problem – whether they are clients, caregivers, staff, or community members – play a pivotal role in the decision making and creation of the solution. 

We will select 15 nonprofit organizations providing social services to historically underinvested communities and/or multi-sector partnerships to participate in this exciting capacity-building program. Through Catalyst, we’ll provide teams with the training, tools, and space necessary to cultivate an innovative culture and an approach to problem-solving that is human-centered, collaborative, and creative. We provide ongoing coaching and remote support to reinforce your skill development. Your learning experience is strengthened by access to online resources and a peer learning community.  Participating organizations will also receive a $6,000 grant. 

The Request for Applications will be open from October 6th, 2021 through November 19th, 2021 at 5 PM. Learn more. 

Who should ATTEND this EVENT

This webinar should be attended by anyone interested in applying to the Catalyst Program or learning more about the application process. For more information about eligibility, refer to the Request for Applications.

What you will learn

  • Program design, timeline, and goals
  • Curriculum offerings and activities
  • Funding and grant procedures
  • Application process

Questions? Reach out to Ally Ottesen