National venture philanthropy group and social change platform welcomes its seventh cohort of 15 nonprofits, growing its network of organizations fighting poverty across U.S.
A highly selective six-month management training and mentorship program, Stand Together’s Catalyst Program brings together the nation’s most effective, community-based nonprofits to support, strengthen and scale their impact. Organizations typically fall within one or more issue-area portfolios, such as: Addiction and Mental Health; Financial Empowerment and Entrepreneurship; Housing and Homelessness; In-Prison, Re-Entry and Second Chances; Workforce Development; and Youth and Education.
“We are proud to partner with Stand Together through this opportunity to spend time focused on our organization’s health and growth plans,” said Dr. Barbara Van Dahlen, Founder and President of Give an Hour. “This network has the ability to connect us to some of the nation’s most influential philanthropists and social change leaders as well as an intimate group of fellow social entrepreneurs working alongside us to address some of the issues we’re all facing in our respective communities together.”
Organizations invited to join Stand Together’s Catalyst Program have a unique opportunity to improve organizational health and multiply the change they’re driving in their communities through business management coaching; skills-based volunteer support; and connection to national networks of both peer nonprofit leaders and influential philanthropists and business leaders. At the core of the program is the Market-Based Management philosophy, which has been successfully implemented by Koch Industries for decades, to become one of the most profitable enterprises in the country.