Catalytic Philanthropy: Rather than simply writing a check, catalytic
donors cause real action to take place. They take action across the boundaries of society from advocacy, to business, to government, and to nonprofits. They are not willing to be passive funders, rather to be catalysts who collaborate, activate and participate in the process of change. They use their “…clout, connections, business know-how, and political savvy…” to advance their causes in the community. These catalytic donors shift from being merely passive donors to community activists and community problems solvers.