The Catalyst Consultants Collaborative (CCC) operates on a quarterly application cycle. Generally (but not in all cases), calls for proposals will be issued approximately 1 month before the corresponding cycle deadline. For instance, the call for proposal will usually be issued in March with an April deadline, which would correspond to consultant incorporation starting June. If applicants from one consultancy specialize in separate areas, please complete an application per expertise.
Members of the Collaborative are selected through an open and merit-based competition. This ensures that the most qualified applicants are fairly chosen in a way that contributes to the main goals of the program: To create a more effective and efficient nonprofit sector in South Florida by sharing knowledge, skills and practices that build the capacity of individuals, organizations and communities. CCC's work is done within the Nonprofit Leadership & Training Institute (NLTI) framework as a collaborative effort between Catalyst Miami's own expert staff and Independent Nonprofit Consultants, with support from the Community and Educational Wellbeing Research Center at the University of Miami School of Education.
Candidates are selected based on a variety of factors, that may include (but are not limited to) area of expertise, academic qualifications, personal leadership ability, and available openings.
Completed applications will be reviewed and consultants will be notified if selected for an in-person interview approximately two weeks past the cycle deadline. In turn, selectees will have a chance to meet the Catalyst Miami Organizational Leadership team and conduct a brief presentation about their expertise, experience, and prospective training offerings and format.