Validate Your Program

Creating a Culture of Data

We collect network outcomes annually to empower our members to track students outcomes against peer-driven standards. 


Model Membership 

Our network Model Members are industry leaders that host Catalyst Kitchens events, serve on our Member Advisory Council, lead Catalyst Kitchens content, and are widely recognized for their exemplary program outputs. 

Catalyst Kitchens members that consistently report high annual program outcomes are eligible for progression to Model Membership through a Catalyst Kitchens Standards Review. This on-site review evaluates meber programs agianst quantitative measures (such as our Key Performance Indicators) and qualitative standards derived through observation and interviews. Standards Reviews are conducted each year at select sites by the CK team or a Member Advisory Council member. 


Assess Your Program's Health through CK Network Outcomes

Catalyst Kitchens member programs are often compared to other workforce development initiatives without relevant context. Using our annual benchmarking report, your program can track student outcomes against relevant peer-driven standards for an apples-to-apples comparison. Use our benchmarking tool to validate your program outcomes with funders by showing how your program compares to Catalyst Kitchens key performance indicators for commonly requested metrics including graduate rate and job retention. 



Participate in National Collective Impact

The Catalyst Kitchens network is a group of nonprofits with the same goal: to make a lasting impact on joblessness in our communities. Joining our network is joining a larger movement to provide access to job training opportunities and break the cycle of systemic, generational poverty. Your program impacts your local community: together we impact joblessness from coast to coast.



The Data Champions Fellowship Program 

We are building a culture of data within the Catalyst Kitchens network. In partnership with the Tableau Foundation, our Data Champions Fellowship identifies and connects individuals within the network who work closely with data to create space for dialogue and increase proficiency in analysis. The fellowship includes 3 Tableau online licenses, a Tableau desktop license, in person or virtual Tableau training, and a travel stipend to attend an in-person Data Champions meeting. 









The Data Champions Fellowship

Increase your organization's proficiency with data analysis. Our Data Champions program is an opportunity to display your nonprofit's data in a whole new way.

Visualizing Data with Tableau

We're using Tableau data visualization softwhere to bring network data to life. 

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?

Join Our Member Community

Is your organization interested in becoming a Catalyst Kitchens member? Visit our inquiries page and get in touch.