campusCatalyst is a student group and a Business Institutions class at Northwestern University that engages college students, supported by business school mentors, in high-impact pro-bono consulting for nonprofit organizations.

campusCatalyst’s goals are three-fold:

1. Provide student leaders with the opportunity to drive change
2. Improve nonprofits’ capacity and effectiveness
3. Create a more coherent social service network in communities

We accomplish this by:

  • Increasing students' exposure to the social sector
  • Cultivating cross-sectoral leaders
  • Empowering students to be agents of social change
  • Building the capacity of local nonprofits
  • Bridging the gap between undergraduate students and MBA candidates
  • Connecting students with the professional community
  • Connecting nonprofits to one another