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CATALYST (noun)

Are you a Catalyst?

CATALYST noun
cat·a·lyst | \ ˈka-tə-ləst  \
: an agent that provokes or speeds significant change or action

The program: Project-based problem solving

Do you have passion to help others on a big scale but are not sure how or where to focus your brainpower, grit, and motivation? Want to improve government processes now? Are you looking for more meaning and purpose?

Do you have what it takes to join AFFIRM’s newly created skunk works-like program called Catalyst?

If selected, you will become a member of a group of highly energetic and motivated individuals to come together as a team to deliberate and nail down specific existing pain points within different government processes, anywhere across government, that have the potential to be solved within six months to a year. The group will present the project ideas to the larger AFFIRM audience where AFFIRM members will vote for the one project that Catalysts will tackle. Catalysts will bring their energy and excitement but rely on the greater AFFIRM network for its power and influence to help solve the problem at hand. At the end of the program, you will be able to say you solved a problem, you made an impact, and the government is running better because of you.

Catalyst Candidates

  • You are a go getter who wants to make rapid impact
  • Being uncomfortable energizes you
  • You say yes and…
  • You thrive while problem solving
  • You are resourceful and creative
  • You aren’t afraid to fail fast, iterate, and innovate
  • Thinking outside of the box comes natural to you

Applications open November X.

Know someone who would be perfect
for this program?  Nominate them.

Other ways to support the Catalyst program.