Friday, February 27, 2009

Post #100: Why "Catalyst"?

This is the 100th post on this blog. It's taken just over a year to get here. Thanks for lurking, thinking, and especially to those who have commented.

Take 14 seconds and watch this.

Our desire is that our credibility, influence, and investments bring a catalytic effect to the leadership of every organization we work with. As we do so there will be a release of energy that will sometimes be messy, but always impactful.

When we say Catalyst, this is what we mean. We use all our resources to accelerate the changes needed to move nonprofits forward. As we do we expect to see results; greater efficiency and effectiveness, stronger commitment, more people helped. Along the way the value placed on developing leadership, the growing sense of generosity, and the confidence to work in synergy with others show us that we're on the right track.

We hope our interaction with nonprofits is a little bit like throwing a couple Mentos into your Diet Coke.

(And for those who need to understand, the Mythbusters can explain what's happening in that bottle).


Yaksman said...

An excellent visual. Well done.

wendy said...

Congrats Chris! 100 posts is no small feat.

Having been on the other side of a few unexpected mentos popping into the bottle - our thanks for the focus and commitment of Catalyst.

Here's to 100 more bursts of catalytic energy for the common good!