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About catalystxchange

Catalyst X-Change, Inc. is a 501c3 serving the greater Indianapolis area. Catalyst was founded by two Millennials (Kristin Clements-Effner and Melissa Noyes) with a passion and a vision for world change. We believe that significant and positive change can happen when individuals come together and match their passions with tangible actions. Our mission is to advance community through meaningful action.

What do Batman, Simba, and Fawkes the Phoenix have in common? Read on…

Written by: Melissa Noyes This past Saturday was spent with Kiwanis International’s Circle K GATC conference here in Indianapolis.  GATC brings together the brand new Governors (college students that run their district’s Circle K programming) and their Administrators (volunteers who … Continue reading

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We Need Your Help

By: Kristin Clements-Effner, MSW  Training Coordinator/Cofounder You don’t have to go far to hear about the issues that face our city, our country, and our world.  I don’t know about you, but I find it easy to get bogged down … Continue reading

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Breaking Through Millennial Myths

Written by: Melissa Noyes I came across a great blog yesterday written by Millennial Daniel Newman entitled “Time for a Millennial to Speak for Millennials.”  I wanted to highlight it in my blog this week for two reasons: 1. I … Continue reading

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Flash Mob Meets Your Pocket Book

By: Kristin Clements-Effner, MSW  Training Coordinator/Cofounder We all have that list of things we want to do in our life, whether you have a special notebook you keep it in or a mental checklist.  One of the things that I … Continue reading

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Now Airing: Nonprofit Stakeout

By: Kristin Clements-Effner, MSW  Training Coordinator/Cofounder One of my obsessions is Food Network.  I can’t seem to get enough (either can my kids who prefer Rachel Ray’s 30 minute meals to Dora the Explorer any day).  There is a new … Continue reading

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Spring Training Series: Be There or Be Square

By: Kristin Clements-Effner, MSW       Training Coordinator/Co founder It is that time again. We are hosting our Spring Training Series, which is a great time to participate in a strategy packed training that allows you to take your nonprofit to the … Continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Everyone Needs to See “The Lorax”

By: Melissa Noyes Being a big fan of Dr. Seuss, I was excited when previews for “The Lorax” started popping up.  I was a bit skeptical; however, as this is one of my favorite books and I wasn’t sure how it was … Continue reading

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