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Mission: TSP’s mission is” Every good deed deserves a good leader”, every individual we help recruit should be able to make a measurable difference for the well being of society. Third Sector Partners is a boutique high-end executive search firm serving social and corporate sector clients desirous of recruiting exceptional talent at senior management and Board levels, who will make a measurable impact to the world of have-nots and bottom of the pyramid markets. Third Sector Partner’s mission, “Every Good Deed Deserves Every Good Leader” fills the void which has plagued the sector for many years: leadership quality of top management in positions of change and influence.  The profits it creates are hived back into a home grown initiative “Katalyst” which, in keeping with the spirit of “commitment to core competencies in service of the society”, helps identify talented girls from underprivileged communities and gives them a chance at life through education, personality development and life skills. Katalyst hopes to staff the world of future management with women leaders of substance. And so that none of this becomes the privilege of a few and the domain of talent and leadership search becomes inclusive, self-sustaining and almost a movement, Third Sector Partrners has recently launched barefootjobs.org, an online job portal exclusively dedicated to the not-for-profit, development, corporate social responsibility and sustainability sectors.

Results: Have enrolled 110 students since our inception

Direct beneficiaries per year: 110

Community Stories

20 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

i am very happy to be the part of katalyst.... my experience was good....and i like the coatching which we had in our classes...i like aptitude classes and life skill classes....

3

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am a part of Katalyst [Pune] program for last two years.Katalyst helped me financially as well as improved my communicating skills through different workshops. I joined various English spoken classes,personality development courses through Katalyst which is the reason that today I am a confident girl and I have stage daring.Through this program we got to know many persons from different industries who are working as mentors for some of us which is really a encouraging thing. I am very happy that I am a part of this innovative program.

3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Katatlyst is one of the greatest organisation in the country.It has been doing innumerable quality programs for the sake of students educational welfare.It helps identify talented girls from underprivileged communities and gives them a chance of good life through education, personality development and life skills by enhancing their employability by supporting their higher and professional education.I have been part of this programme since 1 year and I can find myself as a confident girl and can do my studies without taking any other echonomical burdons. THANKS TO KATALYST.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Katalyst is not just a scholarship program. It works towards empowering under privileged girls to become mature, successful individuals in their fields. It focuses on the individual as a whole. It organises several soft skills training (communication skills) and educational training (plant visits) programs. Additionally, each student has a Mentor, someone who can guide the student in various walks of life. Students get to interact & receive support and guidance from individuals outside their communities and have an exposure to a new set of experiences and perspectives. Katalyst also serves as a channel for Mentors to contribute to the society. Katalyst provides assistance in personality development and career guidance. The Katalyst team takes personal interest in each student and have a very transparent and fair process.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I am involved as a volunteer and have been very happy with their selection of students to whom they have to provide benefits. I am also happy with the fact that they are helping disadvantaged women students with overall development. They also regularly follow up to ensure that volunteers put in the required amount of effort and the efforts are bearing fruit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Katalyst (initiative of Third Sector Partners) follows a really strong result-oriented approach which is what sets them apart. They are constantly assessing their impact and looking for ways to improve their effectiveness. This philosophy goes into every little activity which is what makes the difference. They are very focussed on their effort and really strive to make a difference to the long term lives of the people they work with.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Katalyst has a clear vision of supporting girl students who really want to achieve great in their life. The concept of giving every student a mentor is not only unique, but also shows the involvement of Katalyst Organization, in helping the students to develop better lifeskills. Monetary benefit the student gets is the least of the importance when compared to other benefits given by Katalyst, that helps in development development of their carrier and life, activities such as placement training, mentoring, counselling, academic support and the list goes on...

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Katalyst has given me an opportunity to do my bit for the people at the bottom of the pyramid. By becoming a Mentor and guiding individuals not only on the educational front but on the awareness front has shown me that there are a lot of information that we assume that all should have -but its not true. There are still a huge community of people who by virtue of their education are rising up but only in the education/good grades side, but what about the vast area of smartness? Common sense? These do not come by just going to a good college. These come by being aware. And that is what I am doing along with Katalyst. We're making individuals with not only good grades but also with a smarter mind. We're making individuals who'd use their heads to understand what is right and wrong. We're making individuals who'd be smart and behave responsibly. Thanks to Katalyst -we're making it a possibilty. We're making a difference to the society.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The motive and the rigour with which they conduct the search both for mentees and mentors is commendable. I only have pwords of praise for them

2

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been associated with Katalyst for more than 8 months now as a trainer for their placement training course. What's unique about Katalyst is that it brings a different perspective when it comes to uplifting the girl child. Their passion to support the most needy of all with the best of everything really stands out amongst them. They always extend a helping hand for those who seemed to have lost hope and are in desperate need of aid and support. My association with Katalyst has been enriched with moments of joy and satisfaction. May this organization scale further heights and achieve more success than ever before!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 1

Initially, when I came to know about the organisation, I was thrilled to see online reviews, and I said to myself that this is probably one organisation that could help me make a transition into the Third Sector, and I contacted the office, sent an email or two, and was told that someone would get back to have a chat. But, unfortunately people seem to be very busy to revert, leave aside converse. This could be improved with making it clear at the outset that the organisation is just a head-hunting firm focusing at a niche segment; basically, a 'hunting' organisation, and not a 'farming' organisation. But, if the organisation is truly in the business of identifying the potential, and get beyond the 'head-hunting' rat race, one should look at exploring various profiles in the corporate sector and speak to them for what they can provide, and if people approach directly, then the work is half done for you know then for sure that there are people who have made up their mind (or toiling with the idea) to make the shift, but are looking for expert guidance and/or counselling. My experience was sad, but that doesn't mean that, all those who are interested, should go through the same experience. Unfortunately, I had to come across such a forum to express. I hope I have been able to help by remaining honest & candid.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been associated with Katalyst for nearly year now.I conduct trainings for the students both at Bangalore and Pune. There are many features that distinguish Katalyst from other programs offering similar services. Katalyst does not just stop at providing deserving girl students with monetary aid, they go ahead and try to fulfill all the needs of the students ; be it providing computers or internet connections or additional courses. Another important aspect that caught my attention is Katalyst’s endeavor to develop the overall personality of the girl child. They strive to achieve this through different personality development courses, communication skills workshops, field trips and interesting interactions with eminent people from all walks of life. Their idea of tying up each student with a mentor provides the student with the much needed personal guidance and help. Probably what makes each organization unique, is the people who are behind it.One of the reasons for Katalyst’s success seems to the extraordinary efforts of the program coordinators who go out of their way to help the students. Their stringent method of screening students ensures that only deserving students are provided the necessary financial support to study. My association with Katalyst has been a great learning experience for me. I wish them the very best and hope that the organization continues to reach out to more students in need over the next few years.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been associated with Katalyst in several activities. We mentor teh girl students with our industry experience. We provide scholarship to the meritorious scholars who need financial assistance for their higher study. The Katalyst organization is very professional and doing great job in building life odf these needy children.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

I work as a volunteer with the Katalyst Program in TSP. ( I have worked to help create data tracking systems, pitching documents and interact with students on a host of topics.) I like the program Katalyst due to the multiple benefits it brings to the student and his family by promoting education and more importantly grooming of the child. The grooming is done keeping in mind the needs of a good educational and personality background for further studies or a good corporate job.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been one of the part of catalyst since from one year.From catalyst,i improved my communication skills by attending basics of english classes,i improved myself as a professional student from the catalyst,i learnt about apptitude by attending so many clsses & so many tests.This catalyst is really supporting me to withstand as a profestionalist & financially

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a mentor at Katalyst-India to a couple of girl-students that are pursuing professional educational programs, I feel tremendous sense of satisfaction & achievement in nurturing them. As most women face the glass-ceiling effects in the Corporate arena, I feel that by dedicating my time to develop these mentees I am preparing them to successfully face the challenges that await them in their personal & professional life. I get self-motivated in my interaction with my mentees & in turn can sense their motivation to do better & be better human beings, now as students & later as responsible adults. I encourage my mentees and give them a responsible role by being exemplairy. The manner in which the organization conducts itself is very professional & result-oriented based on objectives, which itself is a great learning & interactive process.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am proud to say that i am a part of Katayst Program. The program and the mentors have guided me in every single step towards my career.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 4

For the last few months I have been teaching a group of girls in the college of engineering Pune on Saturday evenings. It has given me an opportunity to contribute to society and most importantly equip these girls with a few skills that will help them differentiate.I am also mentoring one of the students in the group.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Katalyst is doing a great job in mentoring young girls who will someday be working professionals. It not only helps the mentee but also gives mentors like me a sense of responsibility in their development. Our country needs many such Kalalysts.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Been a part of katalyst group. The initiatives taken for women empowerment is indeed commendable. Could meet lot of enthusiastic hardworking girls . The cordination is well done. They make sure that the girls get the best in everything