The Catalyst Kitchens Data Champions Fellowship

Bring Your Data to Life
A 6 month data fellowship program for Catalyst Kitchens members in partnership with the Tableau Foundation


Become a Data Champion

Your organization's data is the backbone of your program, so give it the platform it deserves. Funder expectations for nonprofits are higher than ever before, which means your data needs to clearly demonstrate your organization's community impact. From student outcomes reporting to donor acquisition strategy, bring your data to life with this exclusive opportunity in partnership with the Tableau Foundation.

Our Data Champions program is an opportunity to display your nonprofit's data in a whole new way. A group of data specialists at member organizations are invited to participate in a 6 month fellowship program to design resources leveraging the collective outcomes data of the network. This fellowship includes access to Tableau software, training from the Tableau foundation, and the opportunity to work with other member organizations to create shared data resources to display network outcomes. 

Increase your proficiency with data analysis. Create compelling visuals. Expand how your organization uses outcomes data and tap into network-wide datasets.


Read on about the 2019 Data Champion Fellows


Four Ways We're Creating a "Culture of Data" with our 2019 Data Champions

The concept of creating a "culture of data" has been growing in the non-profit field for years. What does it look like in practice? As a national network, Catalyst Kitchens is taking on this challenge with a group of 10 member organizations in the 2019 Data Champions Fellowship program to establish a data-driven culture nationally and within individual organizations. 

Read the blog post 


Living Pictures: Visualizing Data with Tableau

What is Tableau and how can it help your organization? Essentially, Tableau is like Microsoft Excel’s stylish bilingual cousin. Tableau software is designed to analyze and visualize the columns and rows of data collected from multiple sources into an interactive dashboard. Get to know Tableau's software and Catalyst Kitchens uses it's visualization tools to bring network data to life. 

read the blog post


The 2020 Data Champions Fellowship 

Applications are open for our 2020 Data Champions Fellowship program. Selected fellows will participate in a 6 month fellowship program to design resources and tools that allow member non-profits to leverage the collective outcomes data and experience of the network. This project is made possible with the generous support of the Tableau Foundation.

Who You Are

We're seeking staff from member organizations that work with data on a regular basis, including data analysts, database specialists, program directors, and similar job roles. This fellowship aims to increase your ability to analyze and visualize outcomes data and tell your organization's story using Tableau's data visualization software. This program is a great professional development opportunity and a mechanism to improve your organization's long term data visualization techniques. 

Fellowship Goals

Identify and connect individuals within the network who work closely with data

Increase proficiency in data analysis at member organizations

Build at least 1 shared resource within the 6-month project pilot

Establish ongoing data working group to maintain & produce resources


Program Benefits

Tableau Online Licenses for three person team 

A Tableau Desktop license for the Team Lead

A voucher for a virtual or in-person training for Tableau for the Team Lead

A travel stipend of up to $750 for the Team Lead to attend the CK National Summit 


Learn More 

The Project Description includes important dates and program expectations. Applications are due on or before December 18th, 2019. 

The 2020 Data Champions Fellowship Project Description 

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Watch the Informational Webinar Recording

We recently hosted an informational webinar about the upcoming Data Champions Fellowship, view the recording for more information to get your questions answered. 

Recording requires a brief registration before viewing. 

watch the Informational Webinar


Lingering questions? 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to our team with questions about the upcoming fellowship program. Our Impact Analyst, James Hondros, is leading the cohort and is available to discuss the fellowship through email at or give him a call at 206-787-1503. 


*The Data Champions Fellowship is available for Catalyst Kitchens members only. If you are interested in exploring our membership program, click here.*


Apply for the 2020 Data Champions Fellowship

Bring your data to life with a group of fellow data specialists in the Catalyst Kitchens network.